20 MARCH 2020
Dear patrons and participants,
Following the recommendations announced by the federal and the state governments, we deeply regret to announce that the Penang International Wind Music Festival 2020, which was initially scheduled to take place from 3rd to 6th June, has been cancelled in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The restriction on mass gathering is among the key initiatives in controlling the outbreak.
We are saddened to cancel the long-anticipated festival, but the health and well-being of our participants, audience, artists, and management is of the utmost importance. We believe that we should take the necessary steps to reduce the spread of the virus.
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Today, your support to us is more important than ever. As a social enterprise, we rely on the community we serve. We hope you will consider the role music plays in your life and support us with a gift of any amount today.
At this moment, we are experiencing a high volume of emails, and it may take longer than usual for us to respond to your inquiry. Rest assured that we will revert to you the soonest possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
From the Management Team of
Penang International Wind Music Festival 2020
The Rondo Production
We are pleased to announce that the slots for Category A at the Penang International Wind Music Festival 2020 are fully registered within 1 month after registration begins. The 50-piece wind ensemble will perform alongside with the faculty, led by Singaporean conductor, Seow Yibin for a wide range of repertoire on 6 June 2020.
For those who are interested in joining the festival, but missed the chance for Category A, we strongly encourage you to join us in Category B while the seats still available. Participants in Category B also stand a chance in learning from the artist faculty individually and collectively.
For more information about the festival, please visit http://therondoproduction.com.my/piwmf2020/registration/
31 JANUARY 2020
The Rondo Production is pleased to announce that the Penang International Wind Music Festival 2020 (PIWMF 2020), which is developed from the successful Penang International Brass Festival (PIBF) 2019, will be held from 3 to 6 June 2020 at the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) in Straits Quay. With the addition of woodwind element this year, the festival aims to offer a comprehensive learning experience to all woodwinds and brass students as well as educators. At the same time, the festival has designed various informative workshops, masterclasses and concerts for the public, to increase the level of awareness towards music education in Malaysia. There will be instrument exhibitions and information booths, such as from Kojereeds (Malaysia), Music Elements (Singapore), ABRSM and many more displaying products at the foyer throughout the festival.
The festival programme is led by its Artistic Advisor, Joost Flach (Head of Wind Studies at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore), and chaired by its Director, Kenny Ooi (graduate of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore). The artists lineup comprises internationally-renowned musicians and educators, as below:
In addition, the festival has invited Seow Yibin, the Associate Conductor of the Orchestra of the Music Makers, Singapore, as its Festival Conductor. He will be leading the Festival Wind Ensemble, formed by the festival’s participants and faculty, to perform at the Festival Finale Concert on 6 June 2020. The highlight of the concert is the world premiere of commissioned works by two local composers, Yeo Chow Shern and Chow Jun Yan.The festival expects to welcome over 200 participants and 500 public audience members to the Pearl of the Orient – Penang – for a summer experience of music, culture and food. Registration of participants is now open until 1 April 2020. Public audience ticket sales will be available from 16 March 2020 onwards. The complete programme will be announced in due course at www.therondoproduction.com.my/piwmf2020 .