About Adi Utarini

Adi Utarini began studying classical piano at Malaysia Music School in Kuala Lumpur in 1972-1974 when her father was assigned to be a lecturer at the University of Malaya. This happens to be the place where she performed in a concert for the first time.

Upon her return to Indonesia, she continued with private piano lessons with Elen Santosa (1974-1978), and Magda Hasan (1978-1986) to finish her eigth grade examination, from the Royal College of Music, London, which was held in Semarang and Surabaya. Besides piano, she also studied Electone at Crescendo music school, Yogyakarta, started teaching electone in 1982-1984 and became a chorus piano accompanist. Some of her performances that accomplished appreciation were performing Star Wars, Aku Melangkah Lagi on Electone, and also Night Birds (Shakatak) with the Crescendo band.

Studied at the Faculty of Medicine UGM did not dampen her desire to continue playing music. Through Surya Kartika Enterprise (SKE) band playing the Art Rock genre (mostly Genesis), she became the keyboard player in 1985-1987. SKE band was currently reborn to enrich the repertoire of music performance in Yogyakarta since 2017.

Classical music never dissappeared from her career. Master (London, UK) and doctoral (Umea, Sweden) study opportunities were used to channel her hobby by holding Lunch Concert events or other created occasion. The classical concert has strongly been part of the atmosphere in Faculty of Medicine also under the leadership of Dr. Radjiman who regularly presents international calibre players in cooperation with Karta Pustaka Foundation. Playing with the orchestra is one of her dreams, and this dream came true in 2015 when she became the solo pianist to perform a song entitled “Janji Suci” with the Gadjah Mada Chamber Orchestra (GMCO), Universitas Gadjah Mada.

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