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Amelia Santoso, Mario Santoso and Johannes Nugroho


Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

  I.    Vivance ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo

 II.    Prestissimo

III.    Gesangvoll, mit inningster Empfindung. Adante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Amelia Santoso, piano


Sonata No. 31 in A- flat major, Op 110

  I.    Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

 II.    Allegro molto

III.    Adagio ma non troppo—Alegro ma non troppo

Mario Santoso, piano


Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op 111

 I.    Maestoso—Alegro con brio ed appassonato

II.    Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Johannes S Nugroho, Piano


Amelia, Mario, Johannes

27 Oct 2019

Beginning her piano lesson with Mrs. Herligianti Djuhadi, Amelia later enrolled at Yayasan Musik Jakarta where she studied with Mrs. Sofia N. Lubis and Mrs. Mutia Hartono until she completed the Pre-Conservatory Program. In September 2004 she began her classical piano performance study at Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Rotterdam with professor Stéphane De May. During her study she had attended various masterclasses, among others Jean-Bernard Pommier, Eugene Skovorodnikov, Abdel Rachman El Bacha, and Enrico Pace. She received full scholarship fromthe prestigious Nuffic Huygens Scholarship Programme to pursue her master degree. In 2011 she got her Master diploma and in the same year began her second Master study at Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogiein Belgium, concentrating on piano performance and chamber music. 

As soloist and chamber musician she actively gives performances in various countries, including Malta, South Korea, Switzerland, Japan, Vietnam, Belgium, and Malaysia. Amelia is recipient of the Festival d’Anniviers scholarship in Switzerland and has been invited to play on classical radio channels Radio4 in the Netherlands and Musiq3 in Belgium.

Dr. Johannes S. Nugroho graduated from YPM music school in 1991 with a Performance Certificate and an Award for Outstanding Performance under the tutelage of Mrs. Iravati M. Sudiarso. In 1994, Johannes finished his undergraduate study with a Summa cum Laude from Towson University, Towson, USA. In 1995, from the same university, Johannes completed his Master's degree with an Award for Distinguished Achievements. He studied piano performance under Prof. Reynaldo Reyes and Prof. Roman Lebedev. He earned his Doctor of Music degree in 2005 from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington as a fellowship student, under the guidance of the late Gyorgy Sebok and Prof. Reiko Shigeoka Neriki. Johannes served as an Associate Instructor for 3 years at Indiana University.


Johannes won numerous piano competitions, among others: First Prize at the 1991 Peggy Yale Gordon Piano Competition, First Prize at the 1992 Aber D. Unger Piano Competition, Prize Winner at the 1993 Talent Award Competition at Towson University, First Prize at the 1994 Peggy Friedmann Piano Competition, First Prize at the 1994 Henry Sanborn  Piano Competition and First Prize at the 1995 Sarah Stulman Zierler Piano Competition. He received special prize for the 1999 St. Charles International Piano Competition in Chicago. Some highlights of his career are performing at the Sydney Opera House, Australia, in 2009 and the Berlin Konzerthaus, Germany, in 2012. He was the former dean of Universitas Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music, from 2006 to 2010.

Mario Santoso, currently serving as an assistant professor of piano at Universitas Pelita Harapan, has performed extensively in the United States, Malaysia, and Thailand. He has appeared as a soloist on virtually every important concert series in Indonesia. Mario has also participated as a jury member in numerous piano competitions, including Indonesia Steinway Youth Competition, Indonesia Piano Competition, JCOM National Piano Competition, Opus Nusantara, Ridwan Kamil Piano Competition, and UPH National Piano Competition. 

Mario received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Abilene Christian University, where he received a full scholarship and was honored in the dean’s list virtually almost every semester; Mario studied with Gustavo Tolosa and graduated in 2004 with cum laude. He then continued his Master of Music Study to Indiana University with Dean’s scholarship under tutelage of Arnaldo Cohen and Jean-Louis Haguenauer. After graduating in 2006, Mario decided to come back to Indonesia and became the head of music department at UPH until 2010. He then was offered scholarship to study his doctorate at West Virginia University with Peter Amstutz. 

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