No, I’m not referring to the sounds of Toyota engines roaring by. The Toyota Classics refers to an annual event that has been on-going since the 90s, which sees different world renowned chamber ensembles having a tour in the major countries in Asia, which of includes Brunei, and is fully sponsored by Toyota Motor Asia Pte Ltd and NBT Sdn Bhd of Brunei.
I am thankful to my friend Jan for inviting me to shoot along with him and Gavin this year. Before this, I was oblivious to the existence of Toyota Classics and what it is, ignorant to the point that anything to do with the word ‘Toyota’ has to do with cars. Having learnt the piano since I was young and achieving my Grade 8 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) Piano Examinations, and hours and hours of jamming with my Church band eventually acquired me the skills to play the other instruments such as the keyboard, guitar, bass and drums; the Toyota Classics 2012 which presents the Vienna Chamber Orchestra this year, is certainly my cup of tea!
All smiles as the members of the orchestra prepares to bring us on a journey filled with the harmonic sound of music
At the end of the event, both Joji Hattori and Soichi Muraji was presented with beautiful flowers from a pretty flower girl. All the audience was deeply impressed and moved by the performances of the evening. The orchestra members were all smiles as they are glad and thankful that they have given yet another breath-taking performance.
Honestly, I have to say that this is the best photographing event so far throughout my career as a photographer. I found myself truly enjoying the whole function. But it is not because there were a lot of ‘moments’ to capture (in fact I had less pictures compared to my usual events), instead I found myself teleported to heaven, with all the sounds of God’s creation and instruments playing their tune. I was captivated and mesmerized by it all!