The Brunei Music Society (BMS) is able to host one recital in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. The recitals are usually held on a Friday or Saturday. (Note: no recitals are permitted on Thursday)
There is a second music society called the Panaga Music Society (PMS) who also host a few recitals each year. The PMS is in the town of Seria about 90 minutes drive from the capital.
BMS is keen to arrange musical events in schools. These could be short recitals, workshops or masterclasses which run for about one hour.
While in Borneo, musicians often arrange additional recitals with music societies in neighbouring Sabah and Sarawak.
The Kota Kinabalu Music Society was formed in 1973 with the aim of promoting an interest in serious music by arranging recitals for musicians, both local and foreign, masterclasses for students etc. Contact: Helen Tseu (088) 437322
A non-profit organisation with the aim of spreading the love of music in Kuching by assisting in concert organising and other information for music lovers. Contact: Admin
The society negotiates the details of the fee package with individual artistes. The information below provides a guide to what we are able to offer.
This may be paid in cash (Brunei dollars/US dollars/ GB Pounds); a bank draft or TT in any currency. The fee is negotiable.
Arrangements will depend on the extent of the in-country recital tour. As a minimum, BMS will provide:
The BMS aims to give artists a warm welcome and provide them with the opportunity to explore some of the country while they are here. Depending on the length of stay, we try to host an evening dinner, arrange visits to local sights and other activities such as exploring the rainforest and bush walking.
Other financial matters will be discussed and agreed as and when necessary. Under normal circumstances the BMS does not sign any formal contractual agreement with artistes.
Planning the recital schedule is undertaken by the BMS recital programme organiser, currently Dr Aria Merkestein. The booking of artists often occurs up to a year in advance to fit in with their own touring schedules.
- c.v. or resume
- proposed dates including travel plans
- fee requirements
- provisional programme
- web site (if available)
- sample cd (if available)
|at least 4 months prior to recital date|
|2||BMS||Negotiates package and agrees potential dates|
|3||Artist/s||send publicity materials and photographs (jpg 300dpi) website||at least 2 months before recital date|
|4||Artist/s||confirm travel / flight details and accommodation requirements||at least 2 months before recital date|
|5||BMS||books venue and accommodation||at least 2 months before recital date|
|6||Artist/s||send final recital programme and any recital notes for inclusion in the programme||at least 1 month before recital|
The following should be considered when making travel plans:
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