Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Esplanade Concourse, 6.45pm, 7.45pm
Join Jasper and Tommy as they tell stories based on their time spent in America, France and China and their feelings about returning to Singapore. Tommy was a piano student in America, while Jasper was a flute student in France and worked in China for several years. Now, they are both back in Singapore and would like to share their experiences with you through a musical performance.
Jasper Goh is a high achiever in the area of flute performance. A graduate of the Conservatoire National Superieur Musique de Lyon, France, Jasper was named the First Prize Winner of the Open Division Competition organised in conjunction with the first Flute Festival 2010 as well as the fourth Flute Festival Singapore 2013. In recent years, Jasper has also won the second prize at the third International Theobald Bohm Flute Competition, held in Munich, Germany in October 2016. Other than performing, Jasper teaches flute professionally to private students as well as in schools. He served as Flute Principal of the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, in Chengdu, China from 2017 to 2022.
Tommy Peh is a pianist, cellist, singer, music producer, transcriber and arranger who grew up in Singapore. He started piano at the age of seven with his mother, and at the age of 13 upon enrolling in secondary school, successfully auditioned for the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and studied the cello under Chan Wei Shing. He is an alumnus of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and has worked for the Music and Drama Company whilst serving the Singapore Armed Forces.
Tommy moved to New York to do his undergraduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013 and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Piano under the guidance of Andre Michel Schub. He also holds a Masters in Music Technology from New York University.
Tommy has taught privately and in music schools and enjoys working with toddlers and adults alike. He is passionate about music pedagogy and is always looking for new ways to implement and customize the musical journey of a student. He encourages students to have fun whilst discovering music, working on cultivating appreciation and love for the creation of sound. Tommy believes that music is part of the equation to a peaceful and harmonious world.
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