Piano Chamber Music Masterclass with Tengku Irfan
SUN 27 AUG 2023
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Tengku Irfan, piano
Out of consideration for both audience and artists, children under the age of 8 are not allowed in the concert hall unless otherwise indicated.
Malaysian-born Tengku Irfan has appeared around the world as a conductor, pianist, and composer, and praised by The New York Times as “eminently cultured” and possessing “sheer incisiveness and power.” Since his debut with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) at age 11, Irfan has performed with orchestras worldwide with conductors Claus Peter Flor, Neeme Järvi, Kristjan Järvi, Robert Spano, Osmo Vänskä, George Stelluto and Jeffrey Milarsky, among others. His compositions have been premiered by highly acclaimed orchestras and ensembles including the New York Philharmonic and have won international awards, including three ASCAP Morton Gould Awards.
As a conductor, Irfan made his debut with the Musica Nova Orchestra in 2015. A few years later, he conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in concerts and tours. At the MPO 20th Anniversary Gala Concert in August 2018, he made his MPO debut as a conductor and was appointed as the MPO Youth Ambassador. In 2021, he was the runner-up and audience prize winner of the Los Angeles Conducting Competition. Recently, Irfan was chosen to become the Assistant Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and toured with them in July 2023 while working alongside eminent conductor Sir Andrew Davis. He also has worked as an assistant and cover conductor for David Robertson, Speranza Scappucci, Carlos Miguel Prieto and Simone Young.
Previously, Irfan was a double major in piano and composition at the Juilliard School, where he studied piano with Yoheved Kaplinsky and composition with Ira Taxin and Robert Beaser. Currently, he is studying orchestral conducting with David Robertson at the Juilliard. He is a proud recipient of the Juilliard School Kovner Fellowship Award.
Irfan will conduct the MPO in Schumann Symphony No. 4 concert.
Purchase masterclass tickets only at RM25.
Tickets available from 16 August 2023 at 12PM.