MUSIC FOR HUMANITY
DUO HIDAYAT CONCERT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2022
The Grand Atelier & Culture Center - North Jakarta
ASEP HIDAYAT WIRAYUDHA, Cello
Asep Hidayat Wirayudha is an active cellist in the country and abroad. His repertoires ranged from Renaissance to contemporary music. Asep studied cello in Music High School in Yogyakarta (1982) under Yosbar Djaelani. He continued his musical education at Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta under Rene Berman (Netherland). He also attended master class with Janos Starker and Miklos Perenyi in 1999. He finished his master performance in 2002 at Osaka Kyoiku University Japan. In 2020 he completed his doctoral degree in performance.
Asep has performed in a tour of 100 cities in Indonesia, Netherland, Thailand, Japan, China, and Australia. Among his performances was his engagement with Heinrich Schultz Ensemble (1999-2022) in Osaka, Australian Virtuoso Ensemble, and Cassal Festival. He also participated in a spectacular event which included 1000 cellists from around the world in Kobe, Japan. Beside his international performances, Asep contributed himself to Indonesian music development. He collaborated with traditional Javanese instrument ‘Gender’, playing ‘Suites for Cello and Gender’ at the International Chamber Music Festival.
As an academic person, Asep was appointed as a cello tutor in Young Asean Youth Orchestra in Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta. He was also a member of the jury of The Azerbaijan Music Competition both for solo and chamber music (2013) and Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition (2017).
Since 2010 Asep has been appointed as the Artistic Director of Yogyakarta International Chamber Music Festival. This is an annual festival which collaborates musicians from Italy, Japan, Korea, Greece, Taiwan, China, Netherland, USA, and prominent Indonesian musicians as well. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Music Performance Department at ISI Yogyakarta.
NEAM S.R. HIDAYAT, Cello
Neam S. R. Hidayat made her appearance as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra member. Her repertoires ranged from Baroque to modern period. Invited to perform Concerto for two Cellos in G minor (A. Vivaldi) by Yogyakarta Symphony Orchestra in 2008, Neam made her debut appearance under the baton of Yuana Arifin. In 2013, Neam was invited by the Camerata Symphony Orchestra as a soloist to perform Cello Concerto in C Major (J. Haydn), under the baton of Chan Tze Law from Singapore.
Neam S. R. Hidayat started to study cello in 2006 under Asep Hidayat. She also participated in masterclasses under Alexander Boyarsky (England), Daniel Kurtz (Austria), Damien Ventula (France), Adrian Prabava (Germany), Doris Hochscheid (Netherlands), Joost Willem Troost (Netherlands), and Leslie Tan (Singapore).
Many festivals and competitions were among her public appearances and achievements. In 2010, Neam participated in the 3rd Singapore Performer's Festival and Chamber Music Competition and was awarded the “Bronze Prize'' and “The most favorite cellist based on the audience poll and jury in the play works of Bach.” In 2011, to celebrate the political cooperation between ASEAN countries and Russia, Neam was elected to participate in the ASEAN-Russia Symphony Orchestra of Young Musician Music Camp in Bali with conductor Alexander Polischuk from Russia. Then in 2014, Neam received another award with the title "The Most Favorite Performer" at the 3rd International Festival of Young Performers (under 20) of Classical Music in Azerbaijan. Furthermore, in 2017, Neam was qualified as one of the finalists at the Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition, Thailand.
Active in playing chamber music, Neam had also participated in the Yogyakarta International Chamber Music Festival in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018 with the formation of a 12-cellos ensemble and string quartets. Neam is one of the main players in The New Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Ensemble, which has made their debut in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2019. This ensemble specifically performs contemporary music from various contemporary composers around the world. Graduated from ISI Yogyakarta in 2021 with a Master degree in Cello Performance, she is now enjoying her life as a freelance musician.
JESSICA SUANDRIANNA, Piano
Indonesian pianist Jessica Suandrianna, graduated with a Bachelor in Music Performance at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2016. In the same year she attended a masterclass with Belgian Pianist Gilbert De Greeve, who recognized her great overall potential as a musician and encouraged her very much to continue for a Master Degree, preferably at an important foreign University. In 2017 she won a Graduate Assistantship (a full scholarship) for two years at the Music School of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, USA. With her talent and diligence she impressed the leadership of the School of Music in such a way that they offered her a third year of full scholarship to do a second master in Organ performance. In May 2020 she graduated summa cum laude with a Double Master in Performance (piano and organ) in the class of Professor Krassimira Jordan and Dr. Isabelle Demers. The year before she had already received the L. Keyes Award for the most Distinguished Graduate Student in Piano Performance, a distinction granted by a unanimous vote of the Piano Professors.
Now, pursuing a performing career, she has begun playing concerts on the international scene. Recently, after a concert tour in the USA, a renowned and highly respected music , a violinist and former student of Jascha Heifetz, wrote in his review: …/… “Jessica Suandrianna proved herself to be masterful in every way. She has all the technique a pianist could ever hope for. That she puts it to the service of the highest levels of artistry is extraordinary. Everything about her playing is artistic and profound. This is an extraordinary combination and rather unknown to musicians of her generation.”…/…
Having an additional interest in composition, together with Gilbert De Greeve, she published a first book with piano pieces for the Intermediate Level. Besides she is a very dedicated teacher, dreaming of being able to support one day children who need help to have a fair chance in developing their talent.
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Sonata No. 3 in A minor, RV 43
Duet for Two Cellos in G minor, Op. 22 No. 2
F. A. Kummer
Sonata for two cellos in G major
J. B. Barrière
Pieces for Two Cellos