Austin Larson: WhirlWIND!

Austin Larson: WhirlWIND!

Austin Larson joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as Principal Horn in 2023 having previously held positions with the Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Colorado Symphonies. A regular guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra while living in the United States, Austin also...
Jan Van der Roost: Spartacus

Jan Van der Roost: Spartacus

Jan Van der Roost studied at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and the Conservatories of Ghent and Antwerp. He is an honorary teacher at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and honorary conductor of the orchestra of this institution. He is currently a guest lecturer at the...
Conductors to Watch: Patrick Neo

Conductors to Watch: Patrick Neo

Originally working in a different industry, Patrick Neo left his job as an accounting professional to become a full-time band conductor. “When I started to pursue my Degree in Accountancy, I found myself teaching as a Junior Band Instructor and Wodwind...
Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

Ian Bousfield is one of the most influential and successful trombonists of our time.  From a very early age, he played in English style brass bands to the highest level, something that instilled an incredibly highly developed sense of ensemble playing which was to...
Interview with Julian Bliss

Interview with Julian Bliss

Clarinettist and clarinet designer Julian Bliss excels as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer. As a soloist, he has appeared with a wide range of international orchestras, including the Auckland...
Tine Thing Helseth in Singapore!

Tine Thing Helseth in Singapore!

Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed the trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. An...
Conductors to Watch: Jovan Neo

Conductors to Watch: Jovan Neo

Currently serving as President of the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore), Jovan Neo is an avid music lover, whose passion for conducting started when he was a Euphonium player in his secondary school, playing under the guidance of Mr Ng Eng Kee. “I quickly...
Bertram Wee – Kinderszenen

Bertram Wee – Kinderszenen

Bertram Wee is a Singaporean composer-pianist who is active in the field of contemporary concert music both as performer and writer-of-notes. His recent music deals with violence, sonic palpability, and the notion of externalizing corporeality through the medium of...
Kahchun Wong – Tanah di Bawah Angin

Kahchun Wong – Tanah di Bawah Angin

Praised by Musical America for the ​“depth and sincerity of his musicality”, Kahchun Wong will assume the role of Chief Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra from 2023/24, building upon the deep musical bond forged with players during his time as Principal...