Concert-goers in Jakarta can look forward to the best of the best in this star-studded September featuring concerts by Pascal Roge and Tim Kuypers.

Tim Kuypers

Dutch baritone Tim Kuypers did his Master of Opera at the conservatoire of Amsterdam and was a member of the Studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, one of the most prestigious opera companies in existence which has given such historic world premieres as that of Mozart’s La finta giardinera and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

He sang in over 130 performances during his tenure in Munich in various roles including Hermann in “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, Marullo in “Rigoletto”, Lovec in “Rusalka”, Fiorello in “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Mittenhofer in “Elegie für junge Liebende”, Einäugige in “Die Frau ohne Schatten, covering Ping in “Turandot”, and Harasta in “The cunning little vixen” to name a few. He also sang the role of Haudy in Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s die Soldaten under chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, which was awarded production of the year, conductor, opera house and orchestra of the year.

Besides Munich’s Nationaltheater and Prinzregententheater, Tim Kuypers has also performed in other prestigious venues around the world such as the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Théâtre de Champs Elysées in Paris and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

He has had the honor of working with some of the most renowned conductors of our time  with conductors like Marco Armiliato, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Kirill Petrenko, Bertrand de Billy,  Paolo Carignani, Kent Nagano, Ádám Fischer, Lothar Koenigs, Friedrich Haider, Asher Fisch, Henrik Nánási, Constantinos Carydis, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Carlo Montanaro, Daniele Callegari, Dan Ettinger, Oksana Lyniv, Marc Piollet, Emmanuel Villaume, Karl Mark Chichon, Francesco Angelico, and Richard Egarr.

Next to opera, Tim sings lied and that will be the program for his concert in Jakarta. The first half will be devoted to Brahms’ Lieder und Gesänge op 32, followed by Mahler’s Rückert Lieder.
Date/Time: 9 September, 7.30 pm
Venue: Erasmus Huis
Free Admission: Ensure your timely arrival as entrance is on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

Pascal Roge and Ami Roge

The name Pascal Rogé is synonymous with the finest in French pianism. Born in Paris, he studied at the Paris Conservatory and was also mentored by Julius Katchen and the great Nadia Boulanger. As a winner of Georges Enesco and 1st prize winner of Marguerite Long piano competitions, he became an exclusive Decca recording artist at the age of just seventeen. His interpretations of Poulenc, Satie, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and especially Ravel, are characterized by elegance, beauty and stylistically perfect phrasing.

Having performed in almost every major concert hall in the world and with every major orchestra across the globe, has naturally also granted him the honor of collaborating with some of the most distinguished conductors in history, including Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mariss Jansons, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Edo de Waart, Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, Marek Janowski, Sir Andrew Davis, Raymond Leppard and many others.

As one of the world’s most distinguished recording artists, he has won many prestigious awards, including two Gramophone Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque and an Edison Award for his interpretations of the Ravel and Saint- Saens concerti along with the complete piano works of Ravel, Poulenc and Satie. The program for his concerts in Bali and Jakarta will include solo piano works by these composers as well as Trisutji Kamal’s Gunung Agung and Colin Mcphee’s Balinese Ceremonial Music for two pianos which he will perform with his partner in life and in music, Ami Rogé. Together, they have travelled the  world appearing at prestigious festivals and concert halls and recorded several CDs dedicated to the French two piano and four hands repertoire.

Date/Time: 17 September 2016, 5-7pm
Venue: Bimasena Lobby Lounge, Jl. Dharmawangsa No. 23
Contact: 0812-860 822 81

Saturday, 10 September – Padma Resort Ubud
Sunday, 11 September – Padma Resort Legian

John Paul

John Paul

John Paul studied music in Germany and Italy. He founded an annual charity concert in 2011, helping over 200 children stay in and or return to school.