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Piano Gala 2005

Rotary Club Jakarta Menteng, in conjunction with Steinway Pianos, had the pleasure of presenting the Sungkono twins in their Indonesian debut piano recital on December 7, 2005 in the Grand Ballroom of the Dharmawangsa Hotel. This prestigious event was held under the patronage of His Excellency Joachim Broudré-Gröger, the German Ambassador to Indonesia.

Around 300 people including several ambassadors of foreign countries attended this unforgettable charity event. The quality of the Sungkono sisters' imaginative interpretation of music by, amongst others, Debussy, Mozart and Rachmaninov, was visibly appreciated by the audience. As the German Ambassador remarked after the concert, "the performance has been exciting, beautiful, professional and human'.

Traversing two centuries of classical music, Sonja and Shanti Sungkono presented four-handed gems played on two pianos. This type of performance was an exceptionally rare occasion in Indonesia. Moreover, Steinway Pianos have kindly agreed to provide two grand pianos for the concerts to ensure the high quality of artists performance.

The Beneficiaries

Funds raised during the event directly supported various programs run by Rotary International. You may find more information about our programs here. More information on how the funds helped those most in need will be available on the web-site soon.

We are grateful for the kind support from our sponsors: Paiton Energy, Lufthansa, Steinway & Sons, President University, Prospan, IBS, AXA, Subur Printing, Hukumonline.com and the Dharmawangsa Hotel.

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