Virtuoso violinist Iskandar Widjaja is coming to Bali for a single-night’s performance and a Master Class for aspiring violinists on Friday, August 24, 2012 at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.
Born in Berlin Germany in 1986 of Indonesian extraction, his prodigious musicality seen when he first picked up a violin at the age of four. He enrolled in the elite College of Music in Berlin
when he was 11. A general recognition of his gifts saw him accepted into the Julius Stern Institute
and, later, the University of the Arts in Berlin
from where he graduated in 2010.
His first recorded album “Bach n Blues”
was released in 2011. He has performed as a chamber musician across Europe and won numerous awards, including a Gold Medal of the First International Hindemith Violin Competition
. He has also secured a first prize in the German national competition “Jugend musiziert”
; “Best Bach
” and “Best Beethoven
” sonatas in the XXI Concorso Violinistico Internazionale Andrea Postacchini;
the “Julius Junior – Young Talent” category
from Berlin’s Mayor presented to outstanding city personalities; and scholarships from the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”.
Iskandar and his beloved Franciscus Geissenhof violin (
made in 1793) have traveled to five continents where they have performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
, the Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Seeking to inspire young musician and spread his love of classical music, Iskandar Widjaja’s performance in Bali is in support of Starwood Hotel’s UNICEF Check Out For Children charity campaign.
During his brief appearance in Bali at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
, Iskandar Widjaja will conduct a one-hour violin sharing session. He will also work with some of Bali’s most promising violin students and incorporate them into his evening performance. The show will include a musical collaboration with the children from a local choir and close with a photo opportunity and CD signing.
Tickets for “An Evening with Iskandar Widjaja”
gala performance are priced at only Rp. 50,000- (US$5.40).
Limited places for the Violin Sharing Session
are available for Rp. 250,000- (US$27), inclusive of a signed CD, photo memento, certificate and the gala evening performance.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to UNICEF
to provide educational opportunities and vaccinates children across the Asia-Pacific region.
[Iskandar Widjaja Website
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