Join the Embassy Series for a Concert & Reception at the Embassy of Singapore 

Featuring Heegan Lee Shzen, Piano

  • Heegan Lee Shzen is an extraordinarily talented Singaporean pianist. At only five years old, he was able to play back any song he heard by ear. Without any piano lessons or exposure to classical music, at the age of 14, Heegan heard Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for the first time after watching a DVD. He immediately got onto the piano bench and started playing it.
  • This was the start of Heegan’s path into the world of classical music. These prodigious feats attest to Heegan’s outstanding innate skill and talent: He could play back difficult works by Chopin, the Revolutionary Etude Op. 10, No. 12 and the Prelude in B flat minor, Op. 28, No. 16, by ear. As his repertoire increased, he began to play more challenging pieces such as Liszt’s La Campanella, Chopin’s Scherzos and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3, just to name a few.
  • Concurrently,  Heegan’s ability to compose music with the styles and techniques of famous composers such as Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Lizst and Ravel also intrigue people around him. His passion for music is so immense that he listens very closely to the recordings of Vladimir Horowitz’s unpublished transcriptions (Bizet’s Carmen, Danse Excentrique, Philip Sousa’s Stars and Strips Forever, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2) and writes them down, despite them being most daunting and challenging to the ears since they are very old recordings.
  • PROGRAM:
    • RACHMANINOFF: Andante from Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19 (arr. Arcadi Volodos)
    • RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14; CHOPIN Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66
    • CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52;  and
    • Works by Heegan Lee Shzen

 

Free on-street parking, inclusive.- $59/Wine/Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres

  • Wharton Club Members & Guests:
    • Register, for Concert & Dinner Buffet Reception with the artists featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres; free on-street parking (and near Van Ness Metro)
      • Regular Members: Just 59/person,
      • 1-year President's Club: 2 tickets for 59 Total
      • 2 or 3-year President's Club, or Lifetime: 2 Complimentary Tickets
        • ‚ÄčIMPORTANT: We have only a limited number of free tickets. If you want to upgrade your Membership to qualify for one or two comp tickets, please call us at 301-365-8999 (9am-7pm, 7 days/wk)

When:

Thursday, 04/26/18 at 6:45pm - 9:00pm | iCal

Where:

Embassy of Singapore
3501 International Place, NW
Washington, DC 20009 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer, President
  Wharton Club of DC
Carol Tobin
  Wharton Club of DC
Jane Stieber
  Wharton Club
Martha Stieber
Jane Schlaifer
Ron Lafferty
... a total of 6 guests.
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