SUNGHA JUNG LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2016
May 28, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sungha has long held an appreciation for Singapore music, and has helped put our music on the map by arranging and performing hits by JJ Lin, Tanya Chua, Kit Chan and Stefanie Sun over the last 4 years. These songs are included in his set lists whenever he performs in Singapore.
In particular, his YouTube cover of Kit Chan’s home is the most-viewed instrumental version, having been seen over 350,000 times worldwide.
2016 is a special year for Sungha. He will be releasing his sixth solo album; and is visiting Singapore for the sixth consecutive year. Fans at last year’s SG50 show fondly recall and appreciate Sungha’s touching gesture to celebrate our nation’s birthday as he carefully arranged and performed Kit Chan’s Home and Stefanie Sun’s We Will Get There.
Feeding off the intimacy and energy generated by the expectant sellout crowd at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Sungha delivered a masterclass in guitar playing, crafting and blending beautiful melodies with the appropriate basslines and accompaniment. Sungha’s sublime right hand technique gave him rare mastery his instrument, and allowed him to color each musical piece with beauty and heart-felt expression.
For this upcoming concert, Sungha will be ably supported by Singapore’s very own guitar virtuoso, Neil Chan. Come expecting a strong showing of solo and duet guitar music featuring a carefully-chosen set list of originals and crowd favorites.
As part of Sprout Entertainment’s 5th anniversary celebrations, Sprout Entertainment is proactively offering its $2 membership discount to all ticket buyers for this show. Ticket prices have already been lowered by $2 from last year to reflect this, and no further action by buyers is required.
Sungha Jung Guitar Competition
The Sungha Jung Guitar Competition, the largest fingerstyle guitar competition in Southeast Asia, will be back on 27 May 2016. The triennial competition previously took place in 2013 in Singapore, with the finals showcasing world class guitarists from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. The competition’s purpose is to increase awareness and encourage participation in fingerstyle guitar.
The compeition’s panel of judges include Sungha Jung, Neil Chan and Sprout Entertainment Director Hong Mun. The competition winner will get the opportunity to open the show for Sungha Jung the next day. For more information on the competition, please visit http://www.facebook.com/sproutentertainment