May 6, 2022

Yeo Teow Meng

Born in Singapore, Yeo Teow Meng commenced studies on the violin at the age of eight. Awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Commission (Singapore) in 1982, he furthered his studies with Lyndall Hendrickson and Gunnar Crantz in Adelaide at the South Australian College of Advanced Education. Upon graduation he worked with the State Opera of South Australia as well as various chambers groups and has been with the SSO since 1986.

May 6, 2022

Ma Li Ming

Mr Ma has more than 35 years of teaching experience, having recently retired from Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He achieved Bachelors of Music degrees (B MUS degree, Bass performance) from Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, in 1985. He was also lecturer in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. In 1986, Mr Ma achieved Masters degree in Music from Toho Gaku-en of Music, Tokyo, Japan. He joined Singapore Symphony Orchestra as double bass player from 1987.
Aside from private cello and double bass coaching, Mr Ma has coached the strings ensemble group of the following schools: Tanjong Katong Girls School; Nanyang Girls School;

St Margaret Secondary; Singapore Chinese Girls School; Catholic High; VictoriaJunior college; Nanyang Junior College; Zhenghua Secondary; SAFRA Band;

March 30, 2022

Lim Chun

Master of Music
Peabody Institute of Music, The John Hopkins University

Bachelor of Music
Peabody Institute of Music, The John Hopkins University

Lim Chun was principal violist for both the Singapore Youth Orchestra and the Asian Youth Orchestra before he began his studies at the Peabody Institute of Music at the age of 17, where on a full scholarship, he received his Bahelor and Master Degrees. His teacher was Joseph De Pasquale and he had also participated in the masterclasses of Emanuel Vardi, Roberto Diaz and Heidi Castleman. During his second year at Peabody, he was given an award for his outstanding achievements as a violist. That same year, he began to freelance in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, playing under the batons of David Zinman, James Depreist and Yuri Temirkanov.

May 4, 2022

Jih Yun Chang

Jihyun graduated from Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester in 2017 with Master of Music. She studied under professor Richard Davis and Paul Edmund-Davies. Prio to this, she achieved Bachelors of Music (Honours) from Royal College of Music, London in 2015.

May 6, 2022

Deomar

Deomar is a local guitarist and songwriter who has been making music and teaching guitar for the past 10 years or so. He is registered with the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT). He has played as a session musician in Malaysia in 2002 for industry veteran Sharrie Aljunied for various functions. His playing style ranges from blues, rock & roll, to jazz and top 40′s.

Deomar has 15 years of teaching experience and he specializes in coaching acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, classical guitar, and ukulele. His students range from age 6 to 80 years old.

May 6, 2022

Joseph Chong

Joseph Chong (b. 1991) is a Singaporean saxophonist, music educator and band director. He began learning the saxophone at the age of ten when he was a member of the Maha Bodhi School Band. Under the musical direction and influence of veteran conductor, Mr Quek Boon Hui, Joseph’s passion for music grew and this led him to pursue Music professionally. He studied under the tutelage of Dr. Zechariah Goh and Leslie Wong at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore and received mentorship from visiting professors such as Dr. Lin Chien Kwan, Mr. Dan Gelok and Mr. Vince Gnojek from the USA. As a member of the NAFA Saxophone Quartet, he travelled to Thailand as part of a musical exchange at the Mahidol University in Bangkok and represented Singapore for the International Wind Band Festival in Taiwan and the prestigious World Saxophone Congress in France. In 2015, Joseph received his Bachelor of Music (Hons.) degree in Saxophone performance accredited by the Royal College of Music, UK.

April 17, 2024

Vincent Tan

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree (Honours – First Class) LASALLE College of the Arts 2015 – 2017
BA(Hon)Music – Composition and Arranging

Diploma (with Merit) Singapore Polytechnic 2007 – 2010
Music and Audio Technology

Other Notable Achievements:

– Singapore International Band Festival 2010 champion with Singapore Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

– Co-bandleader/clarinetist/composer/arranger in local third-stream group “Stoney Cats”

– A part of Esplanade’s Bright Young Things 2011 programme aimed at selected youth individuals

– Saxophonist of local neo-soul group “Afterglow”, winning a place in 2014 NOISE Singapore

– Music co-arranger for SAF Central Band at 2012 Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo in Moscow, Russia

– Music composer for SAF Family Concert 2012

– A regularly gig-ing saxophonist who has performed for events in numerous locations such as The Fullerton Hotel, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Shangri-la, Hotel St Regis, Swissotel Merchant Court, etc.

– Music arranger for SAF Central Band at 2018 JSDF Marching Festival at Tokyo, Japan

– Music arranger for SAF Central Band Virtual Concert 2020

– Music arranger for NDP 2021 combined band tattoo

– Music co-arranger for NDP 2022 combined band tattoo

February 1, 2024

Clynton Loh

Clynton Loh is a Singaporean-Chinese classical pianist and cellist. He started playing piano at the age of five and this led him to discover his passion in music. Under the tutelage of Angela Lin, he attained his Licentiate in Piano Performance in 2018, awarded by Trinity College London, and is currently in his final year at LASALLE College of the Arts. Besides playing the piano, he was also a former cellist of the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra from 2013-2017. He represented his secondary school’s Chinese Orchestra as a cellist in the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) and attained the Certificate of Distinction under the baton of Wilson Neo. He was also a pianist for his school’s drama elective module and obtained a best performance award from the school.

Clynton was involved in the Rising Stars Concert 2018, where he performed Beethoven’s Sonata Op.31 No 3 at the Esplanade Recital Studio, and also played the cello for the other chamber works and concerti performed in that concert. An accomplished cellist as well, Clynton was a member of the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (Snyco), where he was a cellist in the overseas concert tour to Taiwan, performing in various concerts such as Dauntless Spirit, Four Seasons, The Love for the Moon of SYCO, Musical Landscapes for All Seasons, and the Exuberance of Youth. Clynton has also performed with internationally renowned orchestras such as the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.

An ardent admirer of J.S. Bach and the Well-tempered Clavier, Clynton’s research interest is performance research of the keyboard works of Bach, he is interested in the interpretation and voicing of keyboard pieces of Bach and his contemporaries and continuously sought to better his performances through historically accurate research.

Clynton has taught piano and cello since 2020 to students ages five and up. He hopes to inspire students by showing them his experiences he acquired throughout the years of playing the piano and cello

May 6, 2022

Joanne Zhang

A professional level violin teacher, Joanne graduated from Northeast Nornal University (Chang Chun of China) in 2001, attaining Bachelors degree in music teaching. She is also familiar with the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School of Music) and Trinity exam board grading system, having attained ABRSM.grade 8 (Distinction) in 2006, In 2020, she graduated from NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) obtaining music diploma in teaching.

May 11, 2023

Kevin

Kevin began to learn violin at the age of 9 and started off as a CCA under Michael Tong. He has also went through the tutelage of renowned SSO members Wu Man Yun, Foo Say Ming and Nikolai Koval.

He has achieved a Distinction in Grade 8 ABRSM exam and went on to participate in numerous competitions where the most notable one is achieving Gold standard in the Singapore Performers Festival.

After serving his National Service, Kevin attended the Diploma and Degree from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) where the Degree programme was in collaboration with RCM (Royal College of Music) and was under the tutelage of Professor Michal Cwizewicz.

To further hone his techniques and interpretations, he attended masterclasses held by Chua Lik Wuk, Lynette Lim and Zhao Tian.

Kevin currently holds the Bachelor of Music (Hons) and even took the DipABRSM exam. He is able to teach repertoires to any level and explores not just classical music, but jazz repertoires as well. He also holds a Grade 8 certification in Music Theory where most of his students achieved Distinction in their Grade 5 exam.