Music and Makan | Mindblown - Is it a Crow? Is it a Buzz?


Music and Makan brings you another performance dialogue - "Mindblown - Is it a Crow? Is it a Buzz?" on Sunday, 23rd July 2017, 5-7pm.

We are excited and proud to feature some of Singapore's best classical musicians - Veda Lin (Oboe), Alan Kartik Jairamin (French Horn) and Beatrice Lin (Piano) in a diverse programme covering music across all classical periods, including works by composers such as Bach and Jean - Michel Damase!

This session wil be a playful and interactive discovery of the Oboe and the French Horn, two orchestral instruments seldom seen up close, both with distinct and beautiful sounds. Come find out how sound is produced and Guests will also have the unique opportunity to hear the baroque oboe and the natural horn, the predecessors of the modern instruments.

On the makan front, we will enjoy a selection of pre-dinner snacks and wine prepared by our wonderful collaborator - Chef LG Han of Restaurant Labyrinth - One Star Michelin Modern Singaporean restaurant!

Tickets are limited - sign up to reserve your place now!! We will send out an email with the exact location 3 days before the event.

Hope to see you there!!! :)

*A performance dialogue is Music and Makan's unique performance format aimed at reaching out to new audiences by creating an ongoing dialogue between musicians and audiences, deepening the engagement between musicians, audiences and the music.

Check out our blog at musicandmakan.wordpress.com to see what we've been up to! :)

Featured Musicians

Veda Lin (Oboe)

Veda Lin (Oboe) attained both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, as well as Konzertexamen from the Folkwang Universität der Kunst in Essen.

During her time in Europe, she has made several concerto appearances and also given solo recitals in the Crush Room Covent Garden, Winchester Festival, and was the Special Prize Winner in the Barbirolli International Oboe Competition in 2009. Her orchestral engagements include seasons with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the Orquestra Classica da Madeira (Portugal), as well as freelance work with the Singapore Symphony, Malaysian and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras. Since her return to Singapore in 2012, Veda is proud to be a founding member of award-winning Singaporean wind quintet EDQ. She was also adjunct faculty at SOTA and NAFA between 2012 and 2014, and also dedicates her time to being a committee member of The Philharmonic Orchestra.

Veda is currently based in Freiburg, married to another Singaporean professional oboist. Their friends think their twin daughters are bound to be oboists one day too, but Veda fiercely hopes not!! (Come to Music & Makan on 23 July to find out why..)

Alan Kartik Jairamin, French Horn

Kartik Alan Jairamin (French Horn) began learning the horn at the Singapore National Youth Orchestra under the tutelage of Han Chang Chou and Gao Jian. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) and a Masters of Music in Performance from the Royal College of Music in London. His education has been generously supported by the Singapore National Arts Council (Scholarship), Lee Foundation and the Trailblazer Foundation and he is a recipient of the Michael Quinn Award from the Royal College of Music.

Kartik has given numerous solo and chamber recitals in Singapore, Malaysia and London, focusing on repertoire for the horn in various solo and chamber combinations. He is also the founding member of the wind quintet EDQ who was the finalist and winner of the Composer’s Prize at the prestigious 7th International Henri Tomasi Wind Quintet Competition held in France. Kartik has participated in orchestra festivals in Germany, Austria and Scotland and was recently selected for the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Orchestra) as part of the Aldeburgh Festival (2015). Kartik has performed and recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra (London) under the baton of Estonian-born American conductor Paavo Järvi and British cellist Steven Isserlis.

Kartik joins the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as section horn from the 2015/2016 concert season. His principal teachers include Han Chang Chou, Nigel Black, Simon Rayner and Jeffery Bryant.

Beatrice Lin (Piano)

Beatrice Lin (Piano) was a graduate of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore, the Royal Academy of Music, as well as the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. Her studies were generously supported by the National Arts Council and the Lee Foundation. She was also awarded the Adolphe Neuman prize from the canton of Geneva in 2010. Performances in Switzerland include collaborations with instrumentalists, singers, choirs as well as contemporary music ensembles in Geneva, Lausanne, Sion and Biel. She was also invited to perform in two live radio broadcasts on the Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, as keyboardist with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and Ensemble Contrechamps, and as repetiteur for the Concours de Genève. She also performs chamber music regularly, and with the Incursion Trio which she co-founded in 2008.

Han Liguang (Makan)

Chef LG Han (Makan), Owner/Chef of Restaurant Labyrinth - A One Star Michelin Modern SIngaporean Restaurant! http://labyrinth.com.sg

Labyrinth was born out of Chef-Owner LG Han’s passion for cooking and creativity that challenges common perceptions, both in taste and visuals.

A banker turned predominantly self-taught chef, Chef’s mod-sin cuisine can be defined as an open-box culinary think tank that pushes the creativity and innovation boundaries beyond Eastern, Western and even fusion cuisine. He draws inspiration from fresh ingredients, traditional recipes, local cultures and culinary techniques from across the globe, reinterpreting and reconstructing classic international and local creations.

"If you want a modern take on Singaporean cuisine, this is your place. Flavours are bold yet authentic and the presentation is highly artistic. The contemporary dining room, with its local artwork, makes you feel as though you’re in on something secret, while the small bar is a great spot for a breezy cocktail and a chance to chat to the keen, well-informed staff about what awaits.

— MICHELIN Guide Inspectors
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Sun Jul 23, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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A living room along River Valley Road (The exact location will be emailed to you 3 days before the event!)
Standard SOLD OUT $52.00
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River Valley Road Singapore
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