An informal and interactive approach that is accessible yet does not dumb down.
The Straits Times, 9 December 2013
Many performers are capable of breaking down the barrier between stage and audience; these musicians make you wonder if that barrier exists at all.
The Music Wire, 24 May 2014
The approach by More Than Music to make classical music more accessible to the public seems to be working like a charm… The growing number of fans only proves one thing: that classical music is cool and very much alive.
The Straits Times, 11 September 2014
There were many children among the listeners, but they were impeccably behaved throughout the two-hour concert. That is what happens when audiences are fully engaged by the performance. In that respect, More Than Music had more than succeeded, brilliantly.
The Straits Times, 15 December 2014
Tan immediately impressed with a gorgeously warm tone which filled the hall with a singing resonance… Loh displayed a keenness for pyrotechnics and let in rip in Sarasate's Caprice Basque, which had the audience bedazzled... This trio of players was well-matched and well-balanced… The end result was a happy and successful delivery, with the audience applauding and cooing with delight.
The Straits Times, May 21, 2015
When it comes to understanding their audience and making good music, they are old hands and simply ooze maturity
The Straits Times, 21 March, 2016
You could have easily heard a pin drop, so absorbed was this audience
The Straits Times, 21 March, 2016
Lau blazed his way in a virile show of agility and athleticism… Loh is a born music story-teller… (He) brought out a rich sonorous tone befitting its spiritual peaks and troughs in a performance that will not be easily forgotten. All through the evening, pianist Sin was the omnipresent and ever-alert accompanist. Her four solos were no less gripping.
More Than Music is proud to present our video performances of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas. This was a significant milestone and a dream come true for us, especially considering how all our live performances for 2020 were cancelled due to the pandemic.
Thank you so much for supporting More than Music. After much deliberation and discussion, we have regretfully decided to postpone “Shall We Dance” due to the current public health concerns over the novel coronavirus. All ticket holders will be refunded in full via Peatix.
“Shall We Dance” will now take place on 4 & 5 Sept 2020 at the Esplanade Recital Studio featuring the same guest artists: the amazing pianist Albert Tiu and the fantastic choreographer/dancer Amin Alifin.
Our next concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 12 & 13 June 2020 will continue as planned with Schumann’s Piano Quintet and Janacek’s Intimate Letters.
Please take care and hope to see you at our next concerts! Sincerely, Abigail and Jun Hong
Albert Tiu, piano Abigail Sin, piano Loh Jun Hong, violin
More Than Music kicks off the 2020 concert season with a celebration of classical music’s greatest dance hits! Abigail and Jun Hong join forces with distinguished pianist Albert Tiu and special guest dancer/choreographer Amin Alifin for a thrilling exploration of music and dance. From the intimacy of the waltz to the wild abandon of rag-time, dance music captures both the visceral and the refined, revealing the human spirit in all its glory.
Join us for an unforgettable evening and be prepared to be swept off your feet!
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3, IV Presto agitato Chopin Selected Mazurkas Tchaikovsky arr. Pletnev Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty Saint-Saëns arr. Ysaÿe Caprice d’après l’étude en forme de valse
Barber Souvenirs (excerpts) Saint-Saëns arr. Guiraud Danse Macabre Novacek Four Rags for Violin & Piano Piazzolla La Muerte del Ángel
You are invited for a unique, multi-sensory experience, exploring classical music paired with specially-chosen fine wines. Get to know the hidden affinities and stories behind the music, complemented and enhanced by the individual characteristics and flavours of each wine. Savour the rich melodies, sparkling textures and lush harmonies of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and more, guided by personal insights from the performers and a sommelier.
Be sure to stay after the main performance and hang out over more wine, lively conversations and special encores. Join us for an unforgettable evening!
More Than Music is proud to have Mount Brown Estates, a New Zealand family-owned vineyard, as our wine partner for this event.
NUS Arts Festival 15 March 2019, 8pm UCC Dance Studio
Loh Jun Hong, violin Abigail Sin, piano Yanyun Chen, visual artist
Variations and Variables celebrates the synergistic power of chamber music, creating an experience larger than the sum of its parts. Pianist Abigail Sin and violinist Loh Jun Hong join forces to explore notions of evolution and transformation in music. Every twist of fate and every turn of the kaleidoscope reveals new emotional landscapes, leading us far away from home. What is certain is that we will be forever changed by these journeys.
Featuring the mighty Chaconne for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach, Messiaen’s Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano, and selections from Beethoven’s sublime Piano Sonata in E Major Op. 109, this concert will also feature a collaboration with visual artist Yanyun Chen, who was recently presented at the President’s Young Talents 2018 exhibition at Singapore Art Museum.
For Forever 7-8 June 2018, 7.30pm Esplanade Recital Studio https://forforever.peatix.com
Loh Jun Hong, violin
Yoon-Kyung Cho, cello
Abigail Sin, piano
What is playing on the soundtrack of your life when you meet your firstborn child? What does home sound like? How would you describe your mother’s voice?
More Than Music is proud to present For Forever, a celebration of music and life in all its ephemeral glory. Abigail, Jun Hong and rising Korean cellist Yoon-Kyung Cho unite to explore works by Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and Smetana, delving into the personal, life-changing stories behind each work. From the unbreakable bond between a parent and a child, to a young man’s fierce love for his homeland, come experience the power of music to immortalize and capture what it means to be human.
Join us for an intimate evening of music-making and story-telling, and make a few memories of your own!
Mozart Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K. 304
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante, Op. 3 for cello and piano
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922)
Smetana Piano Trio, Op. 15
You are invited for a unique, multi-sensory experience, exploring classical music paired with specially-chosen fine wines. Get to know the hidden affinities and stories behind the music, complemented and enhanced by the individual characteristics and flavours of each wine. Savour the rich melodies, sparkling textures and lush harmonies of works by Ravel, Faure, Saint-Saens and Strauss guided by musical tasting notes from the performers themselves. Join us for an unforgettable evening of sumptuous wines and scintillating conversations!
1st Half: White Wine – Pinot Gris
RAVEL Sonata Posthume For Violin And Piano (1897)
SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
2nd Half: Red Wine – Malbec
FAURE Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in A major, Op 13
STRAUSS Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 18