【Violin Master Class】
Camille Saint- Saens: Havanaise op.83
Violin:陳弈勇 Chen, I-Yung
Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3 in b minor,Op.61
Mov.II Andantino quasi allegretto
Mov.III Molto moderato e maestoso
Violin:胡楷 Hu Kai
Piano: 袁妤蓁Yuan, Yu-Chin
Camille Saint-Saens :Introduction and Roundo Capriccioso, op.28
Violin:楊雅淳 Yang, Ya-Chun
Piano: 歐逸芹 Ou, I-Chin
Sebastian See-Schierenberg - Biography
Sebastian See-Schierenberg is a British Chinese-German violinist and conductor, and is the Founder-Director of the Orchestra for Myanmar and the Myanmar Children’s Choir. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the UK charity Live4Music and the Founder-Director of the Violin Study Programme for Blind Children in Yangon.
Consistently described as emotional, beautiful, passionate and idiomatic, the playing of Sebastian See-Schierenberg has moved and touched audiences around the world. Praised by violinists such as Igor Oistrakh and Rodney Friend and described by Maestro Tadaaki Otaka, Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra as “So beautiful. So, so sweet” his distinctive performance style and improvisatory cross-genre programming have been received with acclaim in the UK and throughout Asia. Past performance highlights include recitals at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Luxembourg Philharmonie, London Southbank Centre, the Singapore Esplanade and the Dewan Philharmonic and Performing Arts Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Sebastian heads a delivery team that organises and promotes numerous and diverse international projects. In 2013 he founded a violin study program for blind children from the poorest areas of Yangon, Myanmar, and taught classes, trained assistant teachers, and produced concerts over an18 month period. He continues to oversee the project as Director and fundraises on its behalf. Sebastian also founded and conducts the Orchestra for Myanmarwhich is made up of musicians from the many different ethnic groups of the country. The aims are to provide International level training to people who did not have access to it due to the past military regime, and also for the orchestra to be a symbol of peace in a country transitioning into democracy and which has many religious, political and ethnic tensions. In future the orchestra is expected to become a role model for the young people of the country and an ambassador for Myanmar in the Asia region. The launch concert of the orchestra was held in January 2015 and was a success beyond all expectations with the orchestra performing to two thousand people at the National Theatre Yangon, media reach topping 7 million due to blanket TV coverage, and social media reach exceeding 300,000. The event was described as ‘Historic’ by many.
The launch concert was supported by the British Council, KT Wong Foundation, Myanmar Ministry of Culture, and Goethe Institut. Sebastian succeeded in securing funding to support the project for the next ten years, and the orchestra is now proudly supported by the Marga Youth Foundation and continues to also be supported by the British Council.
In 2015 Sebastian also founded the Myanmar Children’s choir which is made up of children from various orphanages and schools in Myanmar. The participants will be offered training opportunities and will perform in large scale productions. The choir is also supported by the Marga Youth Foundation.
Other recent projects have included recitals with soloists from the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, a series of 6 concerts with pianist Kyoko Koyama and cellist Yunosuke Yamamoto which culminated in a televised performance at the National Theatre Yangon to an audience of 1700, performances as part of the Heritage Festival and Monsoon Arts festival in Yangon, a performances of a live score in a production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the historic Strand Hotel in Myanmar and recital tours of Taiwan, Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia.
Sebastian has always been committed to music education and has held teaching posts at the Trinity College of Music London, Bowdoin Festival USA, Lisbon Orchestral Academy and the Malaysian Philharmonic Music Chambers. He has taught orchestral repertoire at the University of Arts and Culture in Yangon and MIT Yangon and is regularly invited by the leading Universities and Schools throughout Asia to give masterclasses and recitals.