St Bride's: Music - Mitra Alice Tham – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Mitra Alice Tham – piano

Tuesday, 29 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Mitra Alice Tham – piano

F Chopin

Nocturne in C sharp minor op. 20

W A Mozart

Sonata in C major K545

  i. Allegro

 ii. Andante

iii. Rondo

F Chopin

Nocturne in B major op. 32, no. 1

E Grieg

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen


Three Preludes

1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

2. Andante con moto

3. Agitato

Mitra Alice Tham

Instant Composition

The first public performance of Mitra Alice Tham (MA; Mmus; PGDipRAM; B Mus. Hons; FLCM; LLCM; LRAM; LmusA; ATCL) was at the age of three, and her international debut was in Japan at the age of eight. Originally from Malaysia, she has won many prizes at international competitions, including the Rosario-Marciano Preis for the most eminent artist personality, the Russischer Musikpreis for the best interpretation of Russian music, the coveted title 'The Excellent Player Award' at the prestigious Asia Oceania Festival held in Thailand and the 'Young Millennium Pianist' of Singapore.

She was the recipient of scholarships from the Purcell School, Singapore Lee Foundation, Singapore National Arts Council, Shaw Foundation, Chiron Trust and she also received the 'Gifted Young Musician' Bursary. Mitra attended the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied under Patsy Toh. She obtained her Master's degree in performance at Mannes School of Music, New York where she studied with the distinguished late Cuban-American pianist Jacob Lateiner.

Mitra was awarded the Blüthner scholarship to study at the International Sommer Musikakademie in Leipzig, performing at the Göhliser Schloßer and Gewandhaus. For two consecutive years, she was awarded a scholarship by the Mozarteum Universität for their Musicakademie. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend the 33rd International Workshop of the American Institute of Musical Studies held in Graz, Austria.

Mitra performs widely in Asia, Europe, United States and Great Britain. Her performances exhibit her special talent of composing live on stage, and she has been featured extensively on television throughout Asia. She has performed to luminary dignitaries including the President of Singapore and HRH The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles, in an interview, described Mitra's performance as 'brilliant and excellent'.

Mitra is a skilled composer and arranger, and she was commissioned to compose the anthem for a Malaysia national project: Melaka Gateway. She was invited to conduct the anthem during the launch presided over by the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Classical Music Magazine wrote of '...Tham's flying about the piano with great bounce and gusto' for her performance of the London premier of Leroy Anderson's Piano Concerto. She performed the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas in a 3-concert series in London and she has been invited to perform at the Ecuador Embassy. Mitra was a special invitee at the reception for 'A Celebration of Young People in the Performing Arts' given by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Mitra regularly conducts Masterclasses, gives seminars and workshops with Universities in Asia. In 2018, Mitra will be giving a series of concerts and lecture recitals focusing on Liszt and Prokofiev in South East Asia and United Kingdom.

Mitra Alice Tham's first public performance was at the age of three. Originally from Malaysia, international prizes won include the Rosario-Marciano Preis ('most eminent artist personality'), Russischer Musikpreis ('best interpretation of Russian music'), 'The Excellent Player Award' at the Asia Oceania Festival, Thailand and 'Young Millennium Pianist' of Singapore. Mitra was the recipient of many scholarships throughout her studies in the UK, Europe and America. She has performed to HRH, The Prince of Wales, where Prince Charles described the performance as 'brilliant and excellent', and a guest to a Reception 'A Celebration of Young People in the Performing Arts' given by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Mitra is the composer of the anthem for Malaysia national project: Melaka Gateway.