Thursday, 13 March 2008

Double bass Masterclass with Dr Paul Erhard

Dr Paul Erhard is known internationally in the double bass world as a performer and teacher. His pioneering efforts playing the music of India led him to form the double bass-flute-tabla trio Atmic Vision.

For double bass players in Singapore who are keen to learn from Dr Paul Erhard, you may be pleased to learn that he will be conducting a double bass masterclass in Singapore.

Here are the details:

Doublebass Masterclass with Dr. Paul Erhard
25 March 2008, Tuesday, 5:00PM
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Orchestra Hall (3rd level)*
Free admission

I was reading up about Dr Paul Erhard's teaching philosophy and I have found this: "Dr Paul Erhard’s aim (in teaching) is to help his students become their own best teachers so that they are able to progress quickly and achieve the musicals goals they aspire to reach." (source:

It will be lovely if I could get a chance to learn from him somehow. Meantime, to learn more Dr Paul Erhard, here are some websites that you can visit:

* Note: According to reliable sources, there may be a change in the venue to the recital studio. Nevertheless, it will still be at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

YouTube video source: (opening section of Bottesini's Sonnambula)

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Frederick Charlton's Bach on Fire

Bach on Fire is a recording consisting of ten of Mr. Frederick Charlton's favorite selections from J.S. Bach's famous Unaccompanied Partitas for solo violin arranged and performed on the double bass.

To listen to excerpts from the above recording, please visit:

In addition, you can add yourself as a friend of Frederick Charlton on

Four double bass recitals held on 12 Mar 2008

For all double bass players in Singapore, this is a day to make yourself free so as to listen to not just one, but four double bass recitals.

These four senior recitals are put up by four different graduating students from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. All these recitals will be held at the YST Conservatory Concert Hall.

Here are the details:

On 12 March 2008 (Wed)
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, Conservatory Concert Hall

3.30 p.m.: Senior Recital: Teo Jiajia Sandy, double bass
5.00 p.m.: Senior Recital: He Xiaoyi, double bass
6.30 p.m.: Senior Recital: Wang Luyao
8.00 p.m.: Senior Recital: Yao Yao

Free admission.


23 Jan 2008

ExxonMobil Campus Concerts

by NUS Symphony Orchestra
(a member of NUS Centre For the Arts)
23 January 2008, Wednesday, 8 p.m.
University Cultural Centre Theatre
Free Admission

Works performed by d'Bassists at this concert:

- Tony Osborne's Blues-Style
- Francesco Durante's Allegro deciso (transcribed by Fred Zimmermann)