Featured Musician: Mirza Alkhairid

Featured Musician: Mirza Alkhairid

Singapore-born bass trombonist Mirza Alkhairid currently studies at the Juilliard School, where he is in the midst of completing his undergraduate studies with John Rojak, bass trombonist of the American Brass Quintet. Mirza has performed with many top-notch ensembles...
Interview with Ottaviano Cristofoli

Interview with Ottaviano Cristofoli

Born in Udine, Italy on the 29th of August 1986, Ottaviano Cristofoli started playing the trumpet at the age of 10. He began his trumpet journey under the tutelage of Prof. Fabiano Cudiz and in 2004, he graduated from the Conservatory of Udine J.Tomadini under the...
Interview with Ralph Emmanuel Lim

Interview with Ralph Emmanuel Lim

“Ralph Emmanuel Lim, one of Singapore’s most accomplished young woodwind players… his rich and mellow sonority, almost nonchalant virtuosity and engaging personality, commanded the stage from the first entry” – The Straits Times (20th October 2021)...
Featured Musician: Chew Kai-Xin

Featured Musician: Chew Kai-Xin

Chew Kai-Xin started learning the clarinet at the age of 13 in a school band. During her time in Catholic High School, Kai-Xin actively participated in band competitions and festivals in Malaysia under the baton of Eric Lee, such as the National Marching Band...
Interview with Alexander Oon

Interview with Alexander Oon

Alexander Oon completed his Master of Performance studies and graduated with a Distinction at the Royal College of Music in 2018, on scholarships generously supported by the Christopher Hogwood and Lee Foundation. Prior to that, he was nominated as Best Graduate and...
Likie Low on her Genre-Bending Sound

Likie Low on her Genre-Bending Sound

Born in 1999, Likie Low is a rising Singaporean composer, producer and songwriter who specialises in the exciting mix of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) with a live brass ensemble, as well as performing as an erhu soloist and DJ. She has presented numerous shows with...
Featured Musician: Lee Yu Ru

Featured Musician: Lee Yu Ru

Singapore-born percussionist Lee Yu Ru (Yuru) has had quite a musical adventure. Having started his musical education since the age of 4 through the piano, Yuru proceeded to enroll in the newly established School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) in 2008 with a...
In New Light: Lien Boon Hua

In New Light: Lien Boon Hua

Lien Boon Hua is the Artistic Director of Wayfarer Sinfonietta and former Assistant Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. He is on the conducting faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and leads its...
Interview with Samuel Armstrong

Interview with Samuel Armstrong

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Samuel Armstrong (Sam) began his studies at age 12 with Byron Peebles and James Miller of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2008, he continued his education as a student of Joseph Alessi at The Juilliard School, receiving the Jerome L....
Going Abroad: Cheong Kah Yiong

Going Abroad: Cheong Kah Yiong

One of the most highly sought-after percussionists in Singapore due to his flexibility in Western and Chinese music literature, Cheong Kah Yiong has performed with many of Singapore’s most important ensembles including the Singapore Chinese Orchestra,...