Tedd Joselson is a Belgian-American pianist who rose to prominence at the tender age of 17 when legendary conductor Eugene Ormandy remarked during his audition with the Philadelphia Orchestra, “Anything you want, you can play with us.”
He quickly became one of the most sought after performers, playing with virtually every notable symphonic ensemble in the world. Since his debut recital during the Great Performer’s Series in New York City’s fabled Lincoln Center, his subsequent recital tours became highly anticipated events that were almost always sold out.
As a recording artist, Tedd Joselson’s repertoire has amassed numerous awards including several Grammy nominations.
Tedd Joselson is truly a living embodiment of prodigy turned legend.
Alvin Arumugam is the Music Director of the Musicians’ Initiative (Singapore). His international engagements have resulted in notable appointments in the last 3 years including Music Director of the South Asian Symphony Orchestra (South Asia) and Nimrod Orchestra (London). From 2001 to 2021 he also served as Resident Conductor at several award winning wind orchestras.
Alvin has extensive experience in conducting and band pedagogy having not only been the Concertmaster for the Singapore Armed Forces Band, but also Singapore’s representative in the World Music Contest Conducting Masterclass and Competition in 2017. As an opera conductor, Alvin conducted the Musicians’ Initiative in its collaboration with The Opera People in staging Il Re Pastore and Der Zwerg.
Alvin is a graduate of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS) with a degree in Masters of Music (Conducting). He is currently pursuing a Masters’ degree in Performance (Orchestral Conducting) at the Royal College of Music, London which has consistently ranked as the top conservatoire globally.
Musicians’ Initiative (MI) is a Singapore-based Non-Profit Organisation with a mission to nurture the artistic growth of aspiring professional musicians to be among the world's best. Established in 2016, the Orchestra also focuses on the development of innovative and bold performances that aims to make classical music accessible to all. In line with its mission, MI stages its wildly popular “Your Experience” series. In late 2021, the orchestra was the first in Singapore to boldly present a fully staged operatic double bill as the pandemic situation improved.
Dedication to honing the ensemble skills of its musicians at the highest level to challenge the musical standards in Singapore has allowed the Orchestra to perform with names such as Kanon Matsuda, Neil Varon and allowed for collaborations with industry partners such as The Opera People. Musicians’ Initiative aspires to provide a holistic experience to its audience with productions that push the boundaries of classical music performances, with an ultimate aim of redefining orchestral music in Singapore. For more information visit www.musiciansinitiative.org
Tedd Joselson’s historic return after a 23-year hiatus will feature the highly anticipated world premiere of the captivating Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra.
This masterful piece is inspired by the multi-award winning animation ‘ALAN the Musical’ and is widely regarded to be Tedd Joselson’s crowning glory.
This one-night only concert will take place on the 8th June 2022, 7.30pm at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
The highlight of the concert will be Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra, a masterful piece created by Dr Susan Lim and Dr Christina Teenz Tan, and composed by the prodigious Manu Martin. It was first recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios in 2019 by the London Symphony Orchestra with Tedd Joselson on piano. This composition is cast in six acts that explore the potential of inanimate life and how these factors may influence new concepts of companionship. The accompanying short film “Fantasy of Companionship Between Human and Inanimate” has won numerous awards in international film festivals.
For more on Lim Fantasy check out this youtube channel: Lim Cosmic Rhapsody Fantasy of Companionship