137 Pillars House Chiang Mai host an evening to remember with an intimate, one night concert by celebrated Hungarian State Opera Tenor Soloist Xavier Rivadeneira, accompanied by Pianist Jonas Dept. The concert will be held in the original Teak Homestead, on Monday 4 June 2012.
The evening will commence with a welcome reception with canapés and drinks from 6.00-7.00pm with the concert from 7.00 – 8.15pm. The Program consists of a collection of songs by Manuel de Falla, Scarlatti, Tosti, Schumann, Boehm, Arias from the Operas Rigoletto and Turandot and all time favorites such as Granada, Besame Mucho and O Sole Mio.
Born in Ghent (Belgium) in 1983, Jonas Dept discovered the piano at the age of six and learned with Georges Deppe (France) and Dominique Woltèche (Austria). At the same time, Jonas studied music writing, harmony, analysis and composition with Belgian composer Jean-Marie Rens. In 2004, he obtained a first prize diploma for piano, music theory and ensemble at Higher Institute for Music and Pedagogy (IMEP) before being admitted for master’s degree in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the piano class of virtuoso Dominique Corni. In July 2009, Jonas took an international exam and is now entitled Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music London, and in September of the same year, he starts a master in Composition at Royal Conservatory of Music Brussels. Besides performing in Europe and Thailand, Jonas has been involved in several experimental projects where music combines with other scenic disciplines (theatre and music, soundtrackcomposition for documentaries and short movies, etc). Jonas is currently working on his own compositions in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and performing for London’s Royal Academy of Dance in Thailand, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.
The Reception and Concert are priced at Baht (USD60.00) 1,800 per person and the Reception, Concert and Gala Dinner (limited seats available) following the concert are Baht 2,400 (USD80) per person and include service charge and tax.
Source = Pillars House Chiang Mai