Featured Musician: Solomon Ho

Featured Musician: Solomon Ho

Solomon Ho started learning the trombone at the age of 13, from Bedok South Secondary School Symphonic Band under the baton of Music Freelancers Tay Kai Tze and Nigel Leong. Solomon was also under the tutelage of Singapore Symphony Orchestra Section Trombone, Sam...
Going Abroad: David Zechariah Kwek

Going Abroad: David Zechariah Kwek

David Zechariah Kwek graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, with First Class Honours in collaboration with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. He has performed internationally in various ensemble settings, putting up well-received concerts in London,...
Interview with David R. Holsinger

Interview with David R. Holsinger

David R. Holsinger, twice the recipient of the prestigious Ostwald Composition Prize of the American Bandmasters Association, was educated at Central Methodist College [Now Central Methodist University], Fayette, Missouri; Central Missouri State University [Now...
Interview with Lau Wen Rong

Interview with Lau Wen Rong

Prizewinner of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Solo Competition in 2013, Lau Wen Rong completed his Master’s Degree with Raymond Mase at The Juilliard School under the Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship. Wen Rong received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the...
Featured Composer: Darren Sng

Featured Composer: Darren Sng

Darren Sng is a Singapore-born composer living in London, whose works span a range of genres and medium including film, orchestral, electronic and experimental concert music. Having been occasionally talked out of writing overly-ambitious music in his earlier years as...
Interview with Hideaki Miura

Interview with Hideaki Miura

Born in 1982, Hideaki Miura studied composition at the Tokyo music & media arts Shobi under Etsuo Kawasaki, Masataka Matsuo and Hideki Shinozaki. After graduating in March 2004, he has arranged wide genres of music for symphony orchestra, wind band, and commercial...
Featured Musician: Natalie Gail Pimentel

Featured Musician: Natalie Gail Pimentel

Natalie Gail Pimentel is a Final-Year student at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She is pursuing a Diploma in Music (Clarinet) and is currently studying under Mr. Tang Xiao Ping, the Principal Bass Clarinetist of Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Natalie has years of...
Going Abroad: Tan Yun Qu

Going Abroad: Tan Yun Qu

Tan Yun Qu is a Singaporean saxophonist and a recent graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)/Royal College of Music (RCM) Bachelor of Music (Honours) Programme. As a soloist, Yun Qu has clinched awards at numerous competitions locally and internationally...
Trombone Life with Peter Steiner

Trombone Life with Peter Steiner

Italian trombonist Peter Steiner’s playing has been described as “beautifully controlled with a vocal sound” and he is recognized around the world as “a new trombone star within his generation” who “plays with total control”. In 2019 he was honoured as a Prize Winner...
The Music of Rossano Galante

The Music of Rossano Galante

Rossano Galante received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trumpet performance from SUNY Buffalo in 1992. That same year, he was accepted to the University of Southern California’s Film Scoring Program where he studied with the late Jerry Goldsmith, who won an Academy...