Concerts

Concerts 2015

Simon Cheong’s concert schedule 2015 Indian Guitar Federation – International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition 2015 Bangalore & Chennai December 13 -17   Simon & Friends concert series Cabaret, PJ Live Arts L-18-1 Palm Square, Jaya One Jalan Universiti 46200, Petaling Jaya Malaysia   October 25, 4.30 p.m. October 11, 4.30 p.m. September 27, 4.30 p.m. September […]

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A learning method…

by Simon Cheong If you have problems in trying to learn to play a piece of music, here is what you can do – ask yourself these questions and sort each one of them out separately. 1. Notes  a. Can I read the notes? A student should ask themselves if they are able to read […]

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Simon’s concert review by Mark de Gooijer 2014

Reproduced with permission from a report on Nordhorn Guitar Festival 2014 by Mark de Gooijer from his website www.dosamigos-homepage.nl Concert Simon Cheong Before dinner we got a nice piece of music to get hungry! The guitarists from the Far East are terra incognita for me, so it was a lucky coincidence that this afternoon we were […]

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Deccan Herald – Nandini Sudir’s write-up

I had met Nadini Sudir (from India) at the Thailand International Guitar Festival & Competition 2012. She was a competitor and I was a guest artiste at the festival/competition. She took a master class with me then and we met up again at Gitarrenfestival Nordhorn 2014. When we met she was really excited to show […]

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Snippets

Written by Simon Cheong Monday, 02 October 2006 22:16 This article written by me was published in the Classical Guitar Society Malaysia‘s website and is reproduced here. The composer Arnold Schoenberg had triskaidekaphobia – he was afraid of the number 13. It turns out he was right to be too – he died aged 76 […]

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Simon’s masterclass for Singapore kids

Written by Simon Cheong Thursday, 02 April 2009 00:41 This article written by me was published in the Classical Guitar Society Malaysia‘s website and is reproduced here.   On 20 November 2008, I was invited to teach an ensemble from St Gabriel’s Secondary School from Singapore at the Grand Season’s Hotel, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur.  […]

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Fingernails – Rules & Regulations of Malaysian Schools

Written by Simon Cheong Tuesday, 18 August 2009 18:08 This article written by me was published in the Classical Guitar Society Malaysia‘s website and is reproduced here.   Keeping fingernails and the problems students face in Malaysian public and private schools :- First and foremost, classical guitarists need to keep fingernails on the right hand […]

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In memory of John Duarte (1919 – 2004)

In memory of John Duarte (1919 – 2004) Written by Simon Cheong Wednesday, 26 January 2005 23:51 This article written by me was published in the Classical Guitar Society Malaysia‘s website and is reproduced here.     It is with great sadness that I learned of Jack’s passing when I received an e-mail from one […]