Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cindy Thong returns to Canada to Lecture on Feb 28 and Perform March 10 and 17 2019.

2018 Tietje Zonneveld Award winner, Cindy Thong, has mostly been away studying at La Haute École de Musique de Genève in Switzerland. Luckily, while she visits Canada, she wants to share some of her recent work. 

First listen to Cindy’s lecture about the neuropsychology of learning. Hear from her doctoral research at l'Université de Montréal about its applications in musical practice and performance.

Thursday, February 28
11:30 am in Denton Hall
Acadia University

Then enjoy Cindy Thong’s piano recital in the Music at Grace Series with a program that includes works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Prokofiev.

Sunday, March 10th at 3 pm 

Grace United Church
70 King Street, Dartmouth

If you happen to be near Montreal, join her for a performance at the Orford Festival.

Sunday, March 17th
Orford Arts Centre

As described in her press release, Cindy Thong received 1st prize at the NSRMTA Competition, the Halifax Kiwanis Festival Rose Bowl, the FMFNS Provincial Music Festival and the NSYO Concerto Competition.

She has also been prizewinner and finalist in the FCMF National Music Festival, the CFMTA National Piano Competition, the Concours Hélène-Roberge, the Concours Prix d’Europe and the Canadian Music Competition. Additionally, she was also the recipient of the 2009 Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence.

In 2013, Cindy had the pleasure of performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 under the direction of Dinuk Wijeratne. Most recently, she has also performed as soloist with the Nova Sinfonia and offered recitals as part of the l’Oasis Musicale, Merry Musical, Music for an Afternoon and Cecilia Concert Series.

Currently a doctoral candidate at l’Université de Montréal under the direction of Jimmy Brière, Cindy is simultaneously pursuing a second Master’s degree at La Haute École de Musique de Genève where she studies with Dominique Weber.

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