Peter Verhoyen: Piccolo World

Peter Verhoyen: Piccolo World

The piccolo is the smallest number of the European classical music flute family, with a similar range as the flute but sounding an octave higher. Despite being a highly (pun intended) melodic instrument, the piccolo is often classified as an “auxiliary”...
Exploring French Chamber Music with Zephyrus

Exploring French Chamber Music with Zephyrus

Fresh to the scene is Zephyrus, a newly-formed woodwind trio. Their inaugural recital, ‘An Evening of French Music for Flute, Clarinet and Piano’, will showcase their members, Jasper Goh (flute), Benjamin Wong (clarinet), and Pauline Lee (piano). The pieces they have...
The Instrument Selection Process

The Instrument Selection Process

Every band member will have to go through the process of being sorted into different sections at the very beginning of their ensemble music-making journey. Most students will have an instrument in mind before they even know name of the instrument or the sounds they...

Conductors to Watch: Gavilan Neo

Originally a choir member in his primary school days, Gavilan Neo’s band life began when he joined the Montfort Military Band as a clarinetist under the baton of Mr Ng Eng Kee. “My first exposure in music was traditional Teochew music through my family. I...
From Classical to Jazz: Rit Xu

From Classical to Jazz: Rit Xu

Raised in multi-cultural Singapore and a musical family, Rit Xu is an award winning jazz flutist, composer, educator and bandleader, who has gained international recognition for his lyrical, thoughtful and introspective musical voice on the flute. As an alumni of the...
A Jazzy World: Rit Xu

A Jazzy World: Rit Xu

Raised in multi-cultural Singapore and a musical family, Rit Xu is an award winning jazz flutist, composer, educator and bandleader, who has gained international recognition for his lyrical, thoughtful and introspective musical voice on the flute. As an alumni of the...
Top Flutists to take Centre Stage in Singapore

Top Flutists to take Centre Stage in Singapore

Top Flute performers from Vienna, Germany, Norwegian and Singapore will be performing during the two-day Singapore Flute Festival III on the 20 and 21 August 2016. Multiple prize-winner and Muramatsu artist Hansgeorg Schmeiser from Vienna will be giving his debut...
SYCW with Rodney Winther

SYCW with Rodney Winther

The Singapore Youth Chamber Winds (SYCW), under the baton of Professor Emeritus Rodney Winther, will be presenting its inaugural concert on 5 June! The SYCW is made up of youth musicians selected from an audition held earlier this year, who are going through a...
Introducing Jasmine Choi

Introducing Jasmine Choi

Flutist Jasmine Choi, a native of Korea, is an active soloist, chamber musician, and full-time orchestral musician. She has been critically acclaimed on international stages for her rich tone, technical brilliance, superb musicianship, and charismatic stage presence....