Interview with Tay Kai Tze

Interview with Tay Kai Tze

Tay Kai Tze is a musician based in Singapore. He regularly performs and records as Principal Oboist with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, the ReSound Chamber Orchestra, the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Music Makers, the Philharmonic Wind...
Featured Musician: Quek Jun Rui

Featured Musician: Quek Jun Rui

Quek Jun Rui (b. 2001) began playing the oboe at the age of 10 under the tutelage of Simon Lee and Elaine Yeo. He was an oboist with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) since 2013, and was appointed Principal Oboe in 2017. As a soloist, he made his debut...
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...
Victor Tam – Music is in Everyone’s Life

Victor Tam – Music is in Everyone’s Life

Victor Tam is the Founder and Chairman of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia and the Hong Kong Junior Wind Philharmonia. After graduating from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1992, Mr...
Growing Singapore’s Double Reed Community

Growing Singapore’s Double Reed Community

Evolved from a few casual bassoonist meetings, the 2017 edition of the Double Reeds Day (DRD) returns with a bigger and more exciting program. “DRD is a place and time where double reeders come together and meet other double reeders. This to me is the most...
Double Reeders Unite!

Double Reeders Unite!

The Band Post speaks to Emerald Chee, who runs the Singapore Double Reeders group on Facebook, whose aim is to publicize double reed events that take place in, around or near Singapore.  Its key event, the Double Reed Day (DRD) has been happening every year since...
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...
Choosing An Oboe Reed in Singapore

Choosing An Oboe Reed in Singapore

The mystery of oboe reeds has been a baffling subject to the oboists and non-oboists alike. Among many issues, choosing oboe reeds is one of the most frustrating issues. They are costly, they are volatile, and they are easily damaged. During purchase, reeds have many...
Nuttha Kuankajorn

Nuttha Kuankajorn

Nuttha Kuankajorn started piano lessons at the age of 5 and oboe when she was 15 with Chanannut Meenanan. She has passed Trinity College London examination Grade 8 with distinction for both piano and oboe. She has performed as an orchestra member with various...