Thursday 31 January 2013

We rent out spaces

installation / exhibition / talk / workshop / rehearsal can be carried out here.

recital room without chairs. recital / workshop / talk / screening / rehearsal / music lesson made possible in this space.

recital room with chairs, maximum seats 60pax.

reception area, we had transform this space into film screening room and travel talk room before. lotsa flexibility and possibilities. 
Toccata Studio rent out spaces at reasonable and affordable price for music lessons, rehearsals, music recital, art exhibition, film screening, talks, workshop, master classes, installation art and more. please do not hesitate to contact us if you need a space for arts, music, cultural related events of any kind. you can reach us at 016-3618504 or 
if you would like to visit us, we are at 19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. (by appointment only)

thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Lunar New Year 2013 East Meets West 农历新年之东西合并版

New music series

Vocal : Aguan Lim

Piano / Electronic: Ng Chor Guan

Percussion / Dulcimer : Wumi 

Bassoon : Terence Chong

Alto Lute (Zhongruan)Tung Zi Yan

Date                  : 22/2/2013
Time                  : 8pm
Venue                : TOCCATA STUDIO
                           19 B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, 
                            Selangor, Malaysia.               
Admission         : by minimum donation RM20

Are you looking for new music?
Do you fancy some special sound?
Are you in search of uniqueness in music?

This is the chance for you.
Join this event for a brand new experience in music.

“Lunar New Year East Meets West” a new music concert will be held on 22 February 2013, 8pm at Toccata Studio, 19 B, SS2/55, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. This project is supported by Krishen Jit Astro Fund. Musicians including theremin player Ng Chor Guan, vocalist Aguan Lim, Percussion and dulcimer player Wumi, Bassoon player Terence Chong and Alto Lute player Tung Zi Yan will bring to audiences new sound, new inspiration, new music and mew ideas! At a minimum donation of RM20 admission, you get to enjoy a night of miracle. Those who donate above RM25 will get a specially design limited edition badge in conjunction to Chinese New Year celebration.


Vocal : Aguan Lim 林逸源

Piano / Electronic 电子乐器 : Ng Chor Guan 黄楚原

Percussion / Dulcimer 扬琴 : Wumi 無米

Basson  : Terence Chong 俊开

Zhongruan 中阮 Tung Zi Yan 丁子殷

日期                  2013 2 22
时间                  晚上 8
地点                  TOCCATA STUDIO
        19 B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
入场                  最低乐捐 20 零吉



“农历新年之东西合并版”音乐演奏会定于 2 22 日晚上 8 时正在八打灵 19B, SS2/55 Toccata Studio 拉开序幕。這項演出獲得 Krishen Jit Astro Fund 的支持。当晚演出的青年音乐家包括运用隐形乐器及钢琴的黄楚原、声乐家林逸源、擅长打击乐器与扬琴的无米、专门吹奏巴颂管的张俊开及中阮乐手丁子殷,为观众现场演出,实现东西合并相互融合的一场另类、有趣、创新的音乐会。在这场互动的音乐会,观众将有机会亲眼目睹以上种种乐器现场演奏,亲耳聆听即兴创作。入场以乐捐方式,最低乐捐 20 零吉。凡乐捐 25 零吉以上的热心人士即将获得特别设计限量版蛇年徽章作为纪念。

Sunday 27 January 2013

FUGU 复古 - Theremin and Violin 特雷鸣与小提琴的对话

Fung Chern Hwei on violin 小提琴: 冯承晖 

Ng Chor Guan on Theremin 特雷鸣:黄楚原

FUGU - a collaborative performance between theremin and violin
Theremin - Ng Chor Guan
Violin - Fung Chern Hwei

Date: 5/2/2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Toccata Studio, 19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 
Admission: minimum donation RM20, if you donate more than RM25 you will get a specially design limited edition badge for free! (in conjunction to Chinese New Year celebration)

复古 -特雷鸣与小提琴的对话

日期 : 2013 年 2 月5 日
时间 :晚上 8 时
地点 :Toccata Studio, 19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 
入场 :最低乐捐 20 零吉,凡乐捐 25 零吉以上者将免费获得特别设计限量版蛇年徽章

Tuesday 22 January 2013

we love feed back from audiences!

this is what   Yong Shuang Chow said about 'RESONANCE' of dance=music series : 

I attended yesterday night's show. Throughout the show the music surprisingly caught my attention as much as the dance movements, just as what the series itself says: dance=music. AS a dancer I always think that it is music that ignites movements. Never thought that the relationship could happen the other way round, or rather mutually. A simple and comfortable corroboration where sound and movements interact 'organically', if there is such a word. I was also very touched to see Qian Qian's improvisation session. Overall very interesting and I love it. :)        

for those who missed RESONANCE show, we have dance=music series coming up next in march, stay tuned. 

Thursday 17 January 2013

READING BRAHMS ... by Yann Shie OH

a music appreciation n sharing session with live performances from students

Date: 27/1/2013
Time: 3-5 pm
Venue: TOCCATA STUDIO 19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Admission: RM40 for observer, RM25 for participant (places are limited, participant who wish to play, please kindly contact 016-3618504 for confirmation.) (pieces from op.72, 76, 116, 117, 118, 119 & 10)

OH Yann Shie
“I would definitely want to hear more of you,” – remarked Gary Graffman after her performance at the Oxford Piano Festival in July 2009. 3rd prizewinner at the 2008 Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in France, Miss Oh is also the first Malaysian to enter and graduate from the prestigious Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, Russia (alma mater of Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Svyatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Mikhail Pletnev and Ivo Pogorelich to name a few) in November 2008 with a Doctorate in Piano Performance and two minors in chamber ensemble and voice accompaniment.

Since her debut of the Grieg Piano Concerto at the age of 13 with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Orchestra at the DBKL Auditorium and a subsequent appearance abroad at the Liszt Memorial Concert Hall in Budapest, Hungary the following year, Yann Shie has been a frequent performer in Malaysia, playing in various concert halls including the Dewan Merdeka in PWTC, the Komtar Auditorium, the Dewan Budaya at the University of Science in Penang and appearing as soloist with the KL Symphony Orchestra and KL Youth Orchestra.

Throughout her studies in Moscow, Yann Shie's playing has taken her from the halls in Moscow including the Rachmaninov Hall and the Small Hall of the Conservatoire, the Concert Hall of the Central Music School affiliated to the Conservatoire, the Prokofiev Museum and the Glinka Museum to the Sheremet’yev Palace in St. Petersburg and the Great Hall of the Tambov Rachmaninov Music Institute in Tambov. She is a regular performer at the annual Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival in Oxford, UK. Other appearances include performing at the Piano Festival in Nice, France in August 2007 and in Leipzig at the Bluthner PianoforteFabrik Pavillion.

In June 2009 Yann Shie conducted an all-Schumann piano lecture-recital at the Kaohsiong Wen Tzao Language College. Later in July she was guest soloist for the 2009 HSBC Classic’s “Festival of Rising Stars”, where she performed the Yellow River Piano Concerto with the KLPac orchestra. 2010 brought her to Hangzhou and Shanghai on a piano duo tour and a master class at the Shanghai Music Conservatoire. Yann Shie returned for the 2011 HSBC Classics, staging a Piano Quintet Chamber Music Evening and a chamber ensemble workshop.
Events in 2012 included 2 recitals in Japan in March and adjudicating for the Kota Kinabalu Music Festival in early June and the MYOF Music Festival in early September.
Yann Shie has worked with internationally renowned pianists and pedagogues Sulamita Aronovsky, Vladimir Krainev, John Lill, Xu Zhong and Patsy Toh in master classes. She herself has given a series of master classes for the piano faculties of UPM,UiTM, USM and UCSI. She is currently on the faculty of the Vibrante School of Music in Subang Jaya and an appointed external examiner for Master of Music Programme of TwinTech University College.
On a side note, Yann Shie was engaged by the Esplanade Theatre of Singapore as assistant stage manager for the South-East Asia Tour of the renowned Mariinsky Ballet Troup and Orchestra from St. Petersburg in Sept 2011.

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Dear all,

We have a new phone number for Toccata Studio !

Now you can contact us via 016-3618504 to replace the old number 016-3046404.

So, please be reminded, our new number is 016-3618504.

Thursday 10 January 2013

dance=music series 舞蹈=音乐系列 ---- RESONANCE 共鸣

“RESONANCE” a collaborative performance between contemporary dance and music
共鸣, 一场融合即兴现代舞及现场即兴音乐演出

Date日期: January 18 and 19, 2013

Time时间: 8pm
Venue地点: Toccata Studio at 19B, ss2/55, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Admission乐捐: minimum donation RM20
Contact联络: 016-3618504

Contemporary dancer Leng Poh Gee (Head of Department <Dance> Cultural Center, University Malaya) together with music composer Ng Chor Guan will bring to the audiences this unprecedented performance. Aside from traditional and fixed choreography, “RESONANCE” an experimental improvisation performances in “Dance = Music series” to find resonance between dance and music.


Tuesday 8 January 2013


some very true facts, some very interesting information, some very fun things !
(unfortunately, for the time being only available in chinese.)

please visit this blog,

EXPLOSION 爆炸 2013 观后感 by Kien Tan

灿烂“爆炸”秀 - Explosion

by Kien Tan on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:06pm ·














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Tuesday 1 January 2013

Cake Project #5 点子计划#5 -让梦想绽放

CAKE PROJECT is a combination of CAKE + creative ideas kick-off point funding project.
Organiser          TOCCATA STUDIO
Address            19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone no.         0163618504
Email add.
Facebook         toccata studio

Cake Project offers an opportunity to the creative community to make possible ambitious projects for future development. This bi-monthly events aim to build a strong, generous and diverse network of local art practitioners and audiences. Public participation and discussion encourage the success.
How it works?
  • Artists, musicians, writers, performers, filmmakers, dancers, designers and the like, all are welcome to submit proposals to be considered for funding. 
  • At the event, every person will be asked to donate a minimum of RM15, which goes to the prize pot. In return, you’ll share a piece of homemade cake and coffee/tea, at the same time eligible to vote for ONE proposal you think has the best creative idea.
  • Each participant who has submitted proposal is required to make a brief presentation on his/her submitted idea. Occasionally, there may also be performances or talks by special guests.
  • At the end of the event, votes are counted. The winner receives the prize pot (the evening’s donations) and will be invited to present the outcomes of their project at the next event.
So, you can participate by sending in your proposal, present your idea, hear the other ideas and vote on your favourite;
You can join as a voter, listen to new ideas, enjoy a piece of cake and coffee/tea and vote on the idea that you like most to see it happen.
Either way everyone gets to vote.
If you would like to submit an idea, deadline for submission is at 12 noon last Sunday of every even numbers month in order to participate at the following month. (i.e. April, June, August…) If you would like to attend this event, it will be held at 3pm on first Sunday of every odd numbers month. (i.e. May, July, September, November…)

Submission of proposal for CAKE PROJECT

We welcome creative ideas of any art forms.

How to submit a proposal?

  • All proposal submission to be hand in to TOCCATA in person or send by email to

  • Winner of CAKE PROJECT must premier their project in the said proposal at TOCCATA within one year from winning date. TOCCATA studio will invite past winner to attend coming Cake Project from time to time to follow up the progress of their project.

  • Same proposal cannot be resubmit continuously on the following session. (i.e, if your proposal does not win on May 2012 session, you can only resubmit from September 2012 onwards)

  • All proposal submission must reach TOCCATA before 12 noon on last Sunday of the even numbers month to participate for CAKE PROJECT on the first Sunday of next odd numbers month.

点子计划 :一项让创意点子揭开序幕的微资金计划

主办单位            TOCCATA STUDIO
地址                    19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
电话                    0163618504
面子书                toccata fuga



  • 我们欢迎画家、音乐家、作家、演艺家、电影制作人、舞蹈家、设计师, 摄影师等任何艺术领域从业者呈交简短的创新点子计划,以便从中考虑出席点子计划微资金实行日的候选人。

  • 在点子计划微资金实行日,我们邀请广大群众出席参与。所有出席者必须以至少十五零吉的最低捐款为入门通行价,所有款项将被收入捐款箱。每一位出席者都将获得一片自制蛋糕与咖啡或茶。与此同时,每一位出席者都将自动获得投一票的权利。

  • 候选人将受邀请分别介绍各自的创新点子计划。在介绍的休息时间,将会有简短的特别嘉宾演奏。聆听所有候选人的创新点子计划之后,所有出席者须决定投出手上的一票给于最欣赏的创新点子。

  • 点子计划微资金实行日的最后一个阶段,所有投出的票将被计算。得票最高的创新点子计划将获得捐款箱内的现款,作为该计划揭开序幕的第一笔微资金。获奖人也将受邀参与未来的微资金计划实行日,以便所有出席者能跟进该计划的进行,体验从零开始至完成一项创意艺术计划的整个过程。







  • 我们欢迎任何艺术领域任何形式的创新点子计划。所有参与的简短创新点子计划必须亲自呈交 TOCCATA 或电邮

  • 创新点子计划微资金的得主必须在获得微资金当日计算起一年之内首演该计划。

  • 已呈交的同一创新点子计划如果不成功成为候选人,必须等到相隔两个月之后才能再度呈交。(例:如果您在五月呈交创新点子计划而无法成为候选人,下一次再度呈交同一计划的月份将是七月或以后。)
  • 所有参与的简短创新点子计划必须在每个双数月份的最后一个星期日中午十二时之前呈交 TOCCATA STUDIO,以便参与下一个单数月份第一个星期日的点子计划微资金实行日。