Brandenburg Concertos in Malaysia
Maurice Steger will conduct the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) as they perform the Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach in the Twin Towers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. These concerts will open with Handel’s Almira ‘Suite de dance’; the maestro will himself perform the Sammartini Concerto ‘per flautino’ and conduct the ‘Jodelet’ overture by Reinhard Kaiser.
Some time ago, Maurice Steger had the idea of entrusting the recorder part for the fourth Brandenburg Concerto to a young performer. He advertised the role on Facebook; the orchestra will also pay for the young recorder-player’s flight to Malaysia and the local soloist fees. Many people contacted Maurice, who then created a long-list of 40 young musicians and sent their applications to be reviewed by his two agents in Germany and Asia. The agents in turn agreed on a dozen finalists, who were then presented to the orchestra’s executive committee. This committee, comprising the management, the orchestra’s chairman and the musicians, then made the final selection.
We now wish to announce the three winners of this competition!