Padma Encore!

Classical Piano and Cello Concert by Hee Young Lim and Yohaness Siem on 02 February 2019 at Padma Resort Ubud and 03 February 2019 at Padma Legian Resort

The Padma Resort Ubud and Padma Legian Resort continue to serenade Bali’s serious music lovers with two return command performances of world-class virtuosos –  Hee Young Lim on Cello and Yohanes Siem on Piano in a show entitled "Bali Encore" at the Bali Padma Ubud on Saturday, February 2, 2019 and the Padma Legian Resort on Sunday, February 3, 2018.

The duo received an enthusiastic reception when they performed in Bali on May 2018, paving the way for the coming command performances in Ubud and Legian, Bali.

Hee Young Lim

A world-renowned South Korean Cellist, Hee Young Lim has been elaborately praised after each of her international performances. A musical trailblazer, Hee was appointed principal cellist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin in September 2018, making her the first female Asian cellist ever to win such positions in one a major European orchestra. She is also a professor of Cello at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.

Yohanes Siem

This 35-year-old Indonesian pianist has received numerous awards and accolades following performances on stages in China, Thailand, The Netherlands, and Germany. In the past years, Siem has also won a number of competitions and received scholarships from several prestigious music schools.

Musical Program

Allegro Appasionato in B minor for Cello and Piano, Opus 43

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Written in 1873 and dedicated to cellist Jules Lasserre (1838-1906),  this is a relatively brief composition that keeps the cello center stage, often performed as an encore piece due to its strong opening theme and rising passages.

Chanson D'Amour : Love Song-Liebeslied Opus 7 Number 1

Josef Sulk (1874-1935)

Published in 1922, Sulk’s “Love Song” is, as suggested by its title, supremely romantic. Sulk was leading proponent of the Czech Modernism musical movement. He was a devoted student of Antonin Dvorak whose daughter, Otilie, he married.

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Written in 1915, Debussy was engaged in a personal battle with cancer and was demoralized by the carnage created by WWI. Stoically facing his own mortality, in 1915 Debussy wrote to conductor Bernado Molinari: “I spend nearly a year unable to write music…after that I’ve almost had to re-learn it. It was like a rediscovery and it seemed to me more beautiful than ever! The emotional satisfaction one gets from music can’t be equaled, can it, in any of the other arts? This power of the right chord in the right place that strikes you…we are still in the age of harmonic progressions, and people who are happy just with beauty of sound are hard to find.” Racing against time and his impending death, Debussy pledged to compose six instrumental sonatas for different instruments. When he died in 1918, only three were completed—one for flute, viola and harp; one for violin and piano; and one for cello and piano in D minor that will be performed in the Bali concert.

Claire de lune

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Universally recognized, and even more so following its use as theme music in mordern cinema, Claire de Lune was first performed in 1890 as “Promenade Sentimentale”. Revised and renamed, Debussy published the hauntingly romantic and impressionistic ode to moonlight in 1905 as “Claire de lune”.

Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Although Ravel rejected being grouped with Debussy as an impressionist, he was inarguably regarded as France's greatest living composer in the 1920s and 1930s. History suggests that Ravel visited Spain only once – and then only for the period of one day. In any case, he was sufficiently beguiled by that single visit and the beauty of Emmanuel Chabriers Espana (1883) that at the age of 32 in 1907 Ravel composed his opera L’Heure espagnole and created his vocalise-étude Pièce en forme de habañera in which vowel-sounds were used to substitute for spoken lyrics. Consequently, this piece is well-suited for instrumental performance where the cello's baritone and tenor register voices the subtlety of this very expressive piece.

As Time Goes By

Herman Hupfeld (1894-1951)

Originally performed in the 1932 Broadway show Everybody’s Welcome, “As Time Goes By” became immortal when it was sung by “Sam” in the 1942 film Casablanca featuring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Both the song and the film rank among the all-time most popular of their genre. While it will be challenging, it’s hoped the audience at the Bali performance will manage to control the urge to sing along

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Jerome Kern (1885-1945) and Otto Harbach (1873-1963)

Originally written in 1933 for the musical Roberta, this composition was made musically immortal when The Platters recorded in 1958

La vie en Rose

Edith Piaf (1915-1963) and Louis Guglielmi “Louiguy” (1916-1991)

The signature tune of the legendary Edith Piaf, perhaps the best translation of the title is “Life Seen with Rose-Colored Glasses” – sung by the diminutive Madame Piaf whose life was, sadly, anything but rosy.

Café 1930

Nightclub 1960

Astor Piazzolla (1931-1992)

Astor Piazzolla, is an Argentine tango composer and bandoneon player credited with inventing the “nuevo tango” genre that combines jazz and classical forms. Piazzolla has been described as “the world’s foremost composer of tango music”.


Performance Times

Doors open on both nights at 5:00 pm with the concert beginning at 6:00 pm.

Show Only Tickets

RP 300,000 Net per person (adult)

RP 150,000 Net per musical school students & children (6 – 12 yo)


Additional Meet & After Concert Greet Dinner Price (Seating limited)

Meet the artists and take selfies with the artists.

RP 300,000 Nett per person (adult)

RP 150,000 Nett per musical school students & children (6 – 12 yo)


30% off with BCA Credit card & debit card*

BCA discount valids for show only ticket


For more information or to book limited seats contact:

Padma Ubud Resort


Telephone +62-(0)361-301 1111

Padma Legian Resort


Telephone +62-(0)812 3707 4172