For the first time ever, two of Asia's most respected luminaries of jazz, Don Gomes and Aya Sekine, come together to perform a piano duo concert on Fazioli. Independently, they are impressive. Together, they are outstanding.
You must not miss this rare, exclusive and intimate evening in this first collaboration by Music Salon Emmanuel, a division of Emmanuel & Sons and Bon Goût Music, a creative music agency founded by Aya Sekine.
Artist profiles :
D O N G O M E S
One of Southeast Asia's and Australia's finest jazz talents, is a pianist, vocalist, arranger, musical director, performer and composer. Known for his skillful piano chops, Don commutes between Perth, where he has been living, and Singapore and commands a strong following in both countries.
A Y A S E K I N E
Japanese jazz pianist, highly regarded for her soulful and dynamic style of jazz and improvisations that are heavily influenced by the Bebop and straight-ahead era, is no stranger to the Singapore music scene. Based in Singapore for more than 15 years, Aya is known to be a highly passionate and eclectic jazz pianist, constantly pushing creative boundaries. Apart from performing prolifically worldwide including her home country Japan, for the past two decades, she has also been integral to the scene as an educator and a strong advocate for jazz and the community.
About the piano : FAZIOLI
Since 1981, each Fazioli instrument has been individually handcrafted, combining passion with the highest quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology.
Until today, Fazioli has six different standard grand piano models to choose from, and also an array of awe-inspiring art-case pianos by Fazioli artisans to execute virtually any custom-ordered artistic variation on the six models.
Venue : EMMANUEL & SONS
The brainchild of Mr Kwan Ek Sion, a pioneer piano artisan with 40 over years of vast experience working with internationally acclaimed pianist musicians and renowned piano manufacturers, Emmanuel & Sons is committed to bring together the best of East and West in the piano domain, to engage our local and international clientele and deliver the best experience beyond their expectations on pianos and musical appreciation. Music Salon Emmanuel, a newly established division in December 2016, promotes music education and events, supports and scouts talents, provides career perspectives, consultation and professional training.
Organiser : BON GOÛT MUSIC
Bon Goût music was founded in 2013 by Japanese pianist/entrepreneur Aya Sekine as a Singapore based global agency for music event production, management and consultancy. Besides creating and programming impactful live music experiences, the company offers consultations for international tours and music project managements especially for companies who would like to add more creative value and artistic edge in their businesses. Their network ranges from Singapore, Japan and rest of the world across and beyond the music industry. With 20 years of experience in the field, the company is trusted by many, constantly bringing eclectic new movements through exciting music collaborative projects.