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A Saturday Afternoon Soiree of Strings

The Japanese String Ensemble at Padma Legian Resort Saturday, September 28, 2019

Padma Presents” – a continuing series of classical and fine musical concerts presented by Padma Resorts in Bali, returns to the stage of the Padma Resort Legian on Saturday, September 28, 2019, with an afternoon concert program featuring six of Japan’s most outstanding string musicians performing classical works including compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johan Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and Astor Piazzolla.

Appropriately dubbed “A Saturday Afternoon Soiree” doors will open at the Padma Legian’s Plumeria Ballroom at 2:00 pm for light refreshments served before the concert commences at 3:00 pm.

The Japanese String Ensemble, comprising six talented musicians, are celebrated soloists, ensemble players, and orchestra members - praised for their artistry both in Japan and abroad. 

Five distinguished alumni of Toho Gakuen University’s Faculty of Music and one graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music – the ensemble members, all first picked up their instruments as very small children going on to perform with major orchestras, undertake triumphal solo performances, and perform at recitals in leading music venues worldwide.

The Japanese String Ensemble members include: Sachiko Suda – violin, is a music lecturer, winner of the Second Awajishima Shizuka Hall Viola Competition and Principal Violinist with the Tokyo Philharmonic; Chisako Naoe – violin, is a music educator who performs at Japanese schools and plays as the Principal 2nd Violinist with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra; Nana Matsuraviolin, after graduating from college with honors and winning numerous music competitions, she served as assistant concertmaster for four years with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra; Tomoko Kawada – violin, is a graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, an annual guest at the Miyazaki International Music Festival, a touring musician with leading foreign orchestras in Spain and Russia, a recording artist, and a member of the Tomo Quartet and the Japan Chamber Orchestra; Shiori Shimuzi – cello, is a well-known soloist who has performed in Japan and the USA who also doubles as a member of The Legame Quartet and The Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; and Minoru Yamazaki – contrabass, the sole male musician appearing with the ensemble is a member of “The Tanguists” - a Tango musical featuring legendary bandoneón player Ryota Komatsu, and the Principal Bassist with the Gunma Symphony Orchestra.

Bali’s Patron of Padma Presents

Anny Soerjanto, the Patron of Music and Arts at Padma Resorts and founder of “Padma Presents”, commenting on the coming concert program, said: “We are privileged to be welcoming six outstanding classical string players from Tokyo to our stage in September. Japan’s deep love for Western Classical music continues to produce leading conductors and musicians who perform with great skill and aplomb world-wide. Shops and stands selling classical music are found everywhere in Japan, with some music industry experts estimating 20% of the world’s market for classical music is now based in Japan. Not surprisingly, Tokyo is home to nine orchestras and the Tokyo Opera City performance hall – made entirely from wood – that has acoustic qualities praise as among the world’s best performance venues. Traveling to Indonesia from a country that idolizes classical music, the six dynamic young Japanese musicians from ‘The Japanese String Ensemble’ are certain to provide a musical moment in Bali that will be long-remembered by the appreciative audiences who regularly attend our ‘Padma Present” Concert Series’.”

Invitations to this event are available by contacting The Padma Legian Resort.

About Padma Presents

“Padma Presents” is a series of fine musical concerts showcasing world-class musical artists and lively performing arts presented on a regular basis to the residents of Bali and the Island’s visiting tourists. Past programs have featured renowned international and domestic performers appearing as soloists, ensembles, and in orchestral settings. Now in its fifth successful season, Padma Presents is made possible through the generous support of sponsors that include Bank Central Asia, The Unicorn Museum Project, Wianta Foundation and Bali Discovery Tours.

About Padma Resort Legian

Padma Resort Legian is a five-star in Bali resort operated as part of Indonesia’s Padma Hotels Management portfolio featuring properties in Legian, Ubud, Bandung, and Karawang, West Java. The Legian property occupies a 6.8-hectare parcel of tropical acreage overlooking Bali’s legendary sunset beach, only 15 minutes from the Island’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Forming a quiet enclave in the middle of busy Legian Beach, the Resort is at the heart of Bali’s famous Mecca for shopping, dining, beachfront relaxing, and after-dark entertainment. Accommodation is provided via a collection of 432 comfortable rooms and suites, each with its own private balcony or terrace.

About Padma Hotels

Previously known as Sekar Alliance Hotel Management, Padma Hotels operates for properties that include two sophisticated properties located on the island of Bali, the cool hillside town of Bandung, and in the industrial area of Karawang. Each property is inspired by the rich artistry and cultural heritage surrounding each location. This is reflected in tasteful aesthetic design and the gracious hospitality of outstanding service that is the hallmark of the Padma Brand. Padma Hotels is committed to the care and comfort of its guests through professional and attentive service backed up with the latest modern conveniences. In Bali, Padma Resort Legian and Padma Resort Ubud are the perfect introduction to the carefree ambiance of tropical living, Padma Hotel Bandung uplifts the senses with breathtaking natural scenery, while Resinda Hotel Karawang, managed by Padma Hotels, is an oasis of relaxation located in the center of one of West Java’s most dynamic industrial areas.

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