All that Jazz!
by Ying Hua Huang, Gisela Pinto Zincone and special guests!
The Piano Salon is to be part of one of the grooviest and serenest experiences one can get in Yangon. If you are, or you are not particularly crazy about sophisticated music…you have to check it out.
In the informal setting of the 19th century European Salon, we will explore familiar and unfamiliar pieces. This odyssey will be open to audience commentary and sharing ideas with the pianists in both Myanmar and English languages.
Taiwanese pianist Ying-Hua Huang has been focusing on contemporary music and actively collaborates with a wide range of musicians in various genres. She has performed in Taiwan, Russia, France, UK, China, and Myanmar. Since August 2015, Ms. Huang has been staying, seeking, and teaching young-talented Myanmar musicians and pianists. She was a visiting lecturer at Myanmar Institute of Theology, and a founding director of Philharmonic Society of Myanmar.
Ms. Huang has worked under Victor Karpovich Merzhanov, Shan-Shan Wang, Ru-Xing Huang, Hsing-Chwen Giselle Hsin, Lynn Raley, and David Owen Norris’ guidance. She holds a B.A. from National Taiwan University of Arts, and a M.M. from National Chiao Tung University.
1) N. Kapustin: Concert Etude, Op. 40 No. 1 “Prelude”
2) N. Kapustin: “Aquarela do Brasil” by Ary Barroso, Paraphrase for Piano, Op.118
3) B. Evans: “Peace Piece”
4) W. Bolcom: Graceful Ghost Rag from Three Ghost Rags
5) B. Evans: Santa Claus is coming to town
Priscilla Dantas is a concert pianist from Recife, Brazil. She has performed in various music events, Choir and Solo Performances in Brazil, USA and Myanmar. She has performed in several events in Myanmar for Europe Day with the EU Embassy, Daw Khin Kyi Foundation Fundraising event and other seasonal events. As a child prodigy, since at the age of 11, she has been giving solo recitals and at age 14 she was the soloist of Piano Mozart Concerto No.13 and KV 415 with the Symphonic Orchestra of Recife, Brazil. She is a winner of in the VII, VIII, and XV Piano Competitions at Conservatorio Pernambucano de Musica. Priscilla gave innumerous piano recitals in Brazil and the US. She also performed in several Music Festivals in the US and Brazil such as Festival of the American Liszt Society and Oregon Coast Music Festival. She received her music education at School of Music and Dance, University of Oregon, USA
1) Apanhei-te cavaquinho, by Ernesto Nazareth
2) Odeon, by Ernesto Nazareth
3) A lenda do caboclo, by Heitor Villa-Lobos
4) Bachianas brasileiras nº 4 (prelude), by Heitor Villa-Lobos
5) Jongo, by Lorenzo Fernandes
Gisela Zincone was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a degree in Business Administration from the Brazilian School of Public Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro. She entered the Brazilian Conservatory of Music to study classical piano. In the early 1980s she moved to New York City where she worked and studied jazz music at the City College of New York, with performers like Ron Carter and Sheila Jordan. In 1991 upon returning to Brazil, she joined the girls group Aphrodite se Quiser. The group was signed up by Polygram Records, and they released an album called Fora de Mim. She is currently living in Yangon.
Luiz Gustavo Neiva is a Brazilian/American musician and percussionist. He was born in New York City, but now lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Gisela and Luiz Repertoire:
1) Wave, by Antonio Carlos Jobim
2) Samba do avião, by Antonio Carlos Jobim
3) Desafinado, by Antonio Carlos Jobim
4) Aquarela do Brasil, by Ary Barroso
5) Mas, que nada, by Jorge Benjor
6) Garota de Ipanema, by Antonio Carlos Jobim
16th December 2018 from 4pm at the Veranda Bar.