with The Tee Trio
17 August 2019, Saturday
Book tickets via Peatix.
Can elements of jazz happen within the ‘confines’ of classical music? The Tee Trio will explore improvisation using classical music structures. With several focus points, they will explore various structures within the freedom of improvisation. They will also play pieces of music that look at the conversational side of music, as well as freeness within structure. Each 75 min set will include conversation among musicians and audience, so ask those questions you always had about classical music as a genre!
about the musicians
Weng Soon Tee, Piano
Laura Armstrong, Cello
Clarissa Lim, Violin
Weng, Laura and Clarissa met in 2016 at the Royal Academy of Music, London, during their undergraduate study. Initially strangers, they were brought together by their love of chamber music and have since performed across England.
Praised for their awareness of ensemble playing and musicality, they were semi-finalists in the St Martin-in-the-Fields International Chamber Music competition in 2017. Following that in Summer 2018, they were invited as Young Artists in the annual Lichfield Festival and Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival (Scotland), and they also gave their debut performance at the renowned St James’ Piccadilly Church in London. Most recently, the trio performed at St Boltoph’s without Aldgate and played in a masterclass with John Myerscough from the renowned Doric String Quartet.
The Tee Trio was also privileged to receive scholarships to study under Thomas Ades in the International Musicians’ Seminar Prussia Cove 2018, as well as with Carole Presland, Leland Chen, Alexander Bailey, Maureen Smith at the Cadenza Music Course. At the Royal Academy of Music, they received regular coachings from David Smith, Michael Foyle, and Nicola Eimer.
Singapore has become a haven for music lovers. With weekends jam packed with gigs, DJ events and music festivals every week, there’s music for everyone and everywhere. With this, it’s harder to differentiate between the underground and the mainstream. With TAAC: LIVE, we’re carving out a safe, intimate space for the contemplation of not yet normalised forms of music, and for bands or groups that may not yet have found regularised spaces to perform. With an inclination toward left-field or experimental forms of presenting and performing music, the quarterly TAAC: LIVE embodies the Telok Ayer Arts Club spirit of inclusivity and bending the rules.