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A Conversation with Thai Pianist Dr. Poom Prommachart & Conductor of TUTAN Festival Orchestra, Kevin Field

Interview w Prommachart Field D2. Music Press Asia

Tonight, Malaysia’s TUTAN Entertainment will present a live conversation featuring Steinway pianist Dr. Poom Prommachart and conductor Kevin Field with Music Press Asia’s editor-in-chief Monica Tong as moderator.

As part of the latest 2023 program at the Dominus Arts Venue in Kuala Lumpur, the conversation is a preview into the lives of those who endeavor to bring a live high-caliber performance to Malaysia’s stage.

Tutan Entertainment Live Chat w Kevin Field Prommachart. Music Press Asia
[Tutan Entertainment LIVE chat features conductor Kevin Field and Steinway pianist Poom Prommachart, and is moderated by Music Press Asia’s editor-in-chief Monica Tong.]

Internationally acclaimed and multi-award winner Thai concert pianist Dr. Poom Prommachart – a recent recipient of the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2023 – will also make an exclusive appearance and join the conversation to talk about his professional career as well as his part in bringing to live the curated program of Shostakovich’s Concerto in C minor.

The conversation, part of the ‘Melodies of the Masters: A Celebration of Britten and Shostakovich’ program, will highlight the music, journey and legacy of the composers as well as the performers scheduled for the Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 concert.

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The concert program scheduled for the dates mentioned above includes:

  • Britten – Simple Symphony, Op.4
  • Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • Arvo Pärt – Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Shostakovich – Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 35

Join here for the LIVE chat on Facebook on Sept.20 at 8pm (MYT).

Kevin Field, conductor

Kevin Field studied percussion at the Birmingham School of Music, and went on to work with prominent establishments including the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, as a conductor Field went on to direct the BBC Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic and many more orchestras.

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Dr. Poom Prommachart, Steinway pianist

Prommachart boasts an impressive list of piano awards since his professional career began in 2010. From a full scholarship sponsored by H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand to receiving the most coveted Tagore Gold Medal, Prommachart has also received the ‘Rector’s List of Honour for the Most Exceptional Graduates’ from the University of Montreal’s Doctor of Music Program.

Monica Tong, editor-in-chief of Music Press Asia

Monica Tong received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Arts Management in 2005 from the music faculty of Middlesex University, London. After a decade of living and working in managing music talents in the UK and Germany, she returns to Asia and founded Music Press Asia in 2015. She and her team of music journalists aim to explore new collaborations with music executives and artists, and also bolster the musical sounds and talents of the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit TUTAN Entertainment official website here.

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