Career Highlights at a glance

 

Performance as Soloist with Ensemble

  • W.A. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with The Chamber Players, presented by Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Feb 2016)

  • Morton Feldman's Rothko Chapel presented by the Esplanade Spectrum Series (Nov 2011)

 

Professional Orchestral Appointments

  • re:Sound Chamber Orchestra Principal Viola (First Appointment on Aug 2016)

  • Ensemble de la Belle Musique Violist (Since Dec 2016)

  • New Opera Singapore Orchestra Principal Viola (First Appointment on Aug 2017)

  • Singapore Lyric Opera Principal Viola (First Appointment on Nov 2015)

  • Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Section Viola Contract 3rd Chair & Acting Assistant Principal (Sep 2014-Apr 2015)

  • Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Section Viola Contract & Acting Assistant Principal (Sep 2014-Apr 2015)

  • Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra Section Viola Contract & Acting Assistant Principal (Sep 2014-Apr 2015)

  • Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Viola Sub-list (Sep 2014-Apr 2015)

  • Singapore Lyric Opera Section Viola (Since Jun 2012)

  • New Opera Singapore Orchestra Section Viola (Since Jul 2012)

  • Singapore Symphony Orchestra Viola Freelance List (Since Jan 2017)

  • Metropolitan Festival Orchestra Principal Viola (First Appointment on Jul 2015)

  • Metropolitan Festival Orchestra Section Viola (Since Jun 2013)

  • Singapore Festival Orchestra Section Viola (Since Dec 2009 to Jun 2013)

 

Professional Chamber Music Performance

  • Inaugural Singapore International Festival of Music Violist (2015)

  • Violist in Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble public concerts (Sep 2014-Apr 2015)

  • Vetta Quartet (Since Jan 2012)

Notable Student Achievements

  • Kate Lauren Lam - Semi-finalist at the National Piano and Violin Competition 2017 Violin Junior Category

  • Lucas Bee Jia Kai - Gold award at the Singapore Music Teachers' Association Festival 2016

  • Matthew and Julia Foo "The Fantabulous Foos" - Gold award at the Singapore Raffles International Music Festival 2019 Chamber Music Competition 

  • Bensche Lim Wei Zhe - Elite award at the Singapore Raffles International Music Festival 2019 Violin Junior B Category Competition

  • Matthew Foo - Excellent Performance award at the Singapore Raffles International Music Festival 2019 Violin Junior A Category Competition

  • Julia Foo Zhi En - Excellent Performance award at the Singapore Raffles International Music Festival 2019 Violin Children Category Competition

Professional Teaching Experience

  • Forte Musicademy Assistant Head of Strings (Since Mar 2017)

  • Forte Musicademy Violin/Viola Teacher (Since Oct 2015)

  • National Junior College Viola Instructor (2013)

  • Chamber Ensemble Coaching (Since 2012)

 

Large Ensemble Coaching

  • Appointed Viola Leader-Mentor of Orchestra of the Music Makers (Nov 2015)

  • Viola Sectionals at the Orchestra of the Music Makers (Jan 2013)

  • Viola Sectionals at the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (Jul 2014)

  • Rehearsing Orchestra Tutti and String Sectionals at NUS Symphony Orchestra (Dec 2011-Mar 2013)

  • Upper Strings (Violin and Viola) Tutor at Methodist Girls' School (Primary) Senior String Ensemble (Since Jan 2016)

 

Scholarships and Awards

  • Kirishima International Music Festival 2011 (NAC-festival scholar)

  • NUSS Medal for Outstanding Achievement (2013)

  • Yong Siew Toh-NUS Faculty Scholarship Award (Jul 2009-May 2013)

 

Education

  • Master of Music in Viola Performance, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (Aug 2013- May 2015)

  • Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at National University of Singapore (Aug 2009- May 2013)

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