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Pianist Wilson Chu puts a Western spin on ‘gamelan’

  • Bagus BT. Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, November 9 2017 | 01:25 am
Pianist Wilson Chu puts a Western spin on ‘gamelan’

PREMIUM Wilson Chu (Photo by Jason Leonardi)Music enthusiasts crowding the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow, the United Kingdom, were recently confronted with a rare yet intriguing piano composition.Wilson Chudiharja, a 23-year-old Indonesian pianist, was on the stage presenting his six-minute creation, “Paraphrase on a Javanese Theme.”

The song exudes a distinct Javanese qualit...