In October, 2013 I was contacted by Mr. Avip Priatna, one of Indonesia’s most celebrated conductors as he’d like to give a premiere of one of my piece. I then compose for the large ensemble with instrumentation: Piano, Percussion (gong), Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.
The piece was in fact my first Indonesian orchestral premiere and was played twice by Jakarta Concert Orchestra in a Matinee concert and an evening concert at the same day at Balai Resital Kertanegara, Jakarta, 1st December 2013. It was a unique concert with an Asian theme where it features Asian composers. Mine and a piece by Indra Perkasa was a world premiere.
Unfortunately I could not come to the performance nor rehearsals as I was still in London at that time being.
It later on was covered on media, and I found one review online that made me smile:
(article in Indonesian)