Many thanks to Fritz Quartet for providing me the opportunity to guest play in, for a wedding at Chijmes Hall on 5 December. Tze Chuan, the first violinist had another engagement so Yaw Chang took over while I filled the second violin post. In one way or another we have all worked together before – in re: mix with Yaw Chang; Max the violist who is my brother; and Johnny the cellist whom we played together in a quartet in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (2005) in Scotland!

string quartet wedding performance at chijmes

string quartet wedding performance at chijmes

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Also caught them in action at the Esplanade Concourse for their “Celebrate December” performance on 27 December.  In their own words, it was a “subtle” affair, where they played familiar favourites such as “You Raise Me Up”,  “What A Wonderful World” and the intricate Andante Cantabile from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet no. 1 (brought back memories of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival again where we played this for the chamber music competition). The audience turnout was very good – guess some quiet contemplation was in order after all the shopping/celebrating /feasting madness.

Celebrate December with Fritz Quartet

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