Indonesia finds itself the converging point of many rich and diverse cultures. With influence from the Hindu and Islamic kingdoms, as well as Western colonialism, an abundance of the country’s real history can often be found in its historical sites and artistic legacy. The Grand Signature Piano believes that this heritage should not only be displayed, but elevated to universal accessibility. We seek to feature the beauty of this culture through the Heritage Concert Series, a series first of its kind in Indonesia that spotlights classical music.
Featuring world-class guest artists, the series not only presents top-tier performances, but also raises public awareness in the conservation of both Western classical music and traditional Indonesian arts. Produced with a curatorial eye to cohesive artistic concepts that include repertoire selection, acoustic excellence and the beautiful historical sites in Indonesia as a focal point, the Heritage Concert Series is our love letter to Indonesia’s art scene. It is our hope that we will not only be able to bring international excellence to Indonesia, but that through the partnership of significant international and local artists, we will be able to introduce and familiarize the country’s rich musical tradition to art connoisseurs around the world.
Internationally acclaimed duet partners Pascal and Ami Rogé have made complete recordings of works by French composers under the label Decca Records. Performing works for four hands by three French composers influenced by the rich colors of the gamelan sound, the duo will bring together Western classical music and the quintessential sound of Indonesia in a concert broadcast on May 27, 2023 – a program that exemplifies the tenets of the Heritage Concert Series. The recording of their Heritage Concert will premiere for the first time on YouTube at @TheGrandSignaturePiano.
“Beautiful, seductive, consummate playing.”
Pascal and Ami Rogé have appeared at prestigious festivals and concert halls including New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Kings Place, The Sage Gateshead, Sydney Opera House, the Hong Kong Joy of Music Festival, the Singapore International Piano Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Beijing International Piano Festival, the Canberra International Music Festival, the Incontri in Terra di Sienna in Tuscany, the Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival, on tour in New Zealand, and various British festivals in Petworth, Salisbury, Thaxted, Buxton, Leeds, and Bradfield. They have been broadcast live for the Radio France and for BBC Radio 3.
They have made growing number of orchestral appearances together playing Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos, Mendelssohn's Concerto for Two Pianos in E Major, Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos K.365, and Carnival of the Animals, with the Shanghai Symphony, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Het Genders Orkest, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Flamonica de la UNAM Mexico City, the Orchestra National de France. They have also premiered at newly-commissioned Concerto for Two Pianos by Matthew Hindson with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladmir Ashkenazy.