MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
While Bali has become wellknown internationally for its vibrant DJ scene, other musical genres are also popular on the island. Over the last year or so, Padma Hotels has been pampering classical music fans with a range of concerts encompassing a whole host of styles, from opera in Music of the Night to the soothing Moonlight Serenades, to classical guitar and everything in between.
The concerts are held at Padma Resort Legian, following wine and canapes, and Padma Resort Ubud, following dinner with free-flow wine, on consecutive nights, giving those in both the south and the north of the island the rare chance to indulge their musical senses.
This September it's the turn of the Jakarta Concert Orchestra conducted by Avip Priatna, featuring Giovani Biga on violin, Marini Widyastari and Metta Faurizka Ariono on flute and Wirya Satya on oboe. The music will comprise classical pieces from Beethoven to Indonesian folk songs. Avip, who founded the Jakarta Concert Orchestra, has won several international awards and studied at the University of Performing Arts in Vienna, completing his Magister Artium with a high laude distinction in Parahyangan.
Meanwhile, Biga is currently studying at Hochschule Für Musik Detmold, Germany and represented Indonesia in the prestigious Asian Youth Orchestra; he also had success at the sixth Stockholm International Music Competition.
This month's concert will take place on 2nd September at Padma Resort Ubud and 3rd September at Padma Resort Legian. Contact either of the Padma resorts for tickets. padmahotels.com