Recital: Mitra Alice Tham – piano
Mitra Alice Tham – pianoW A Mozart
Sonata No 9 in D major, K311
i. Allegro con spirito
ii. Andantino con espressione
iii. Rondeau (Allegro)
Waltz in E minor, Op Posth.F Mendelssohn
Song without words, Op 19 No 1Traditional Scottish
Skye Boat Song
arranged Mitra Alice Tham
The first public performance of Mitra Alice Tham MA, MM, PGDipRAM, B Mus.(Hons), FLCM, LRAM, LMusA, ATCL was at the age of three and her international debut at the age of eight in Japan. Originally from Malaysia, she has won many prizes at international competitions including: Rosario-Marciano Preis for the most eminent artist personality; Russischer Musikpreis for the best interpretation of Russian music; the ‘Excellent Player Award’ at the Asia Oceania Festival held in Thailand, and the ‘Young Millennium Pianist’ of Singapore.
A recipient of many scholarships whilst at the Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music, studying under Patsy Toh, and a Master’s degree in Performance at Mannes School of Music in New York studying with the late Cuban-American pianist Jacob Lateiner. Mitra was awarded the Blüthner scholarship to study at the Leipzig International Sommer-Musikakademie, performing at the Göhliser Schloßer and Gewandhaus. For two consecutive years, she was awarded a scholarship by the Mozarteum Universität for their Sommer-Musicakademie, and a full scholarship to attend the International Workshop of the ‘America Institute of Music’ Society held at Graz, Austria.
International performances include composing live on stage demonstrating skills as composer/arranger. Mitra has performed to dignitaries such as the late President of Singapore in the Singapore President Charity Concert and King Charles, in a performance that was aired on national radio. In an interview, King Charles described the performance as ‘brilliant and excellent’.
Concerts include the London premiere of Leroy Anderson’s Piano Concerto; performing the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas in a 3-concert series in London and being invited to give a recital in conjunction with the Ecuador Embassy in UK. Mitra was an invited guest at a Reception ‘A Celebration of Young People in the Performing Arts’ given by the late Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She was invited to Malaysia to give a Masterclass and Concert where Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment led a standing ovation, followed with a commission to compose the anthem for a Malaysia national project. This launch was presided by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, with Mitra on the podium conducting.
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