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Asep Hidayat & Ivan Yanakov


04.00 p.m

The Grand Atelier & Culture Center - North Jakarta

Asep Hidayat, 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.

Ivan Yanakov, Piano 

The winner of numerous international competitions, Ivan Yanakov has been heard to critical acclaim in over 30 countries in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. He has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, and has appeared in halls that include the Carnegie Hall Recital Hall in New York, Cadogan Hall in London, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall, Sydney Town Hall, Sapporo Concert Hall, Okinawa Convention Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, and many others. He is a frequent guest of international music festivals.

Born in Sofia, Ivan Yanakov later earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from New York's Mannes College of Music. He was awarded the Artists International Debut Series Prize at Carnegie Hall. He was also a full-scholarship fellow at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. He later moved to London, and started conducting and leading the London Chamber Players, a chamber orchestra comprised of young professionals. His conducting debut was with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.


The artist appears regularly  on television and radio broadcasts in Asia, North America and Europe. Recently, he was featured in an 1-hour live concert on Hong Kong’s RTHK radio station, and on their Pearl TV channel. Other broadcasting highlights include Live from the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Ivan Yanakov is often invited to give master classes at major universities in Europe and Asia, most recently at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Hong Kong Baptist University. He regularly adjudicates piano competitions throughout Asia and Europe. In 2019 he was the jury president of the Russian Piano Music competition in Sanremo, Italy.



Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
R. Schumann (1810-1856)

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
D. Shostakovich (1906-1975)

  1.  Allegro non troppo

  2. Allegro

  3. Largo

  4. Allegro


Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 5 No. 1
L.v. Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1.  Adagio Sostenuto

  2. Allegro

  3. Adagio

  4. Allegro Vivace

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