Western Music Festival & Piano Competition
An NCPA & Furtados Presentation
In 2010, Anthony Gomes and Parvesh Java decided to memorialise John Gomes and celebrate Robert Schumann’s bicentenary by creating the first Con Brio, called Schumania. Today we embark on the tenth edition of the festival and this time we are celebrating Clara Schumann’s bicentenary. We offer you More Schumania where we celebrate Clara by showcasing the work of women composers right from the 11th century till the 21st. Clara was the first woman to achieve equal status to her male counterparts, not only as a composer but also as a pianist, thereby paving the way for other women composers and instrumentalists.
(approx. 120 mins)
Sonam Lodhi will perform Clara Schumann’s unfinished piano concerto with ensemble led by Mika Nishimura. Marialena Fernandes, Judyline Fernandes, Joy Peter and Bianca Mendonca will perform the first movement of Fanny Hensel’s Piano Quartet in A flat. Subin Sebastian will sing arias by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. Other composers include Cécile Chaminade, Germaine Tailleferre, Grace Williams, Libby Larsen and Lili Boulanger. Performers include Eshvita Menezes, Josh Henriques, Kevin Kirs Verstege, Jasiel Peter, Mark Troop, Nadine Crasto, Nakul Jogdeo, Priya Ann Sequeira and Sherna Doongaji. The competition finals and prize distribution will also be part of this programme.
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