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Singapore, Germany join in musical harmony

Singapore, Germany join in musical harmony

Homecoming is usually a time of joy and warmth, but when it involves leading an orchestra before an audience of thousands at a UNESCO World Heritage Site — it’s nothing short of a jamboree. YST alumnus conductor Kahchun Wong (‘11) returns to Singapore in Beethoven im Garten, following a dizzying range of achievements abroad.

Voyage Marks 15 Years of Artistic Excellence

Voyage Marks 15 Years of Artistic Excellence

YST opened the 2018/19 academic year on a very special note, celebrating its 15th anniversary and partnership with the Peabody Institute in a gala concert on 21 August. The gala also kick-started Voyage, a week-long music festival that saw more than 70 YST graduates curating and presenting concerts and panel discussions.

Charting Pathways 2018: Taking Flight

Charting Pathways 2018: Taking Flight

In celebration of the graduating class of 2018, we captured stories from nine students in our Charting Pathways series. We look forward to hearing the vibrant harmonies they will create! Read the full stories here.

A Calm, Confident Stride Of His Own

A Calm, Confident Stride Of His Own

Steven Tanus (BMus '18, Piano) shares on his YST experience which was rich with learning, personal growth and a sense of supportive community.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Inspiring the Next Generation

Rachel Ho (BMus ‘18, Flute) on how she discovered and grew her passion for educating the next generation of musicians, and engaging the communities around her.

The Voice Within Us, Between Us

The Voice Within Us, Between Us

Jingyun Ng (BMus '18, Voice, Soprano) catches us up on the whirlwind of diverse artistic endeavours that she has immersed herself in during her time at YST, and will continue to engage in.

A Bolder, Brighter Artistic Identity

A Bolder, Brighter Artistic Identity

Mervin Wong (BMus '18, Viola) reflects on the process through which he developed his artistic identity, expanding his musical practice as a violist to embrace multidisciplinary methods and create holistic experiences for his audiences.

On A Striking Note

On A Striking Note

Muhammadyor Tulaganov (Dior, BMus '18, Viola) shares on how he discovered the viola, and the experiences and insights that have been key in his growth as a professional violist.


Creating Musical Connections and Community

Creating Musical Connections and Community

Charmaine Teo (BMus '18, Harp) shares about how taking charge of her learning as well as receiving guidance and support from those around her helped make her undergraduate experience a rich and meaningful journey.

Adventuring Across Boundaries

Adventuring Across Boundaries

Mick Lim (BMus ‘18, Composition) reflects on the bold steps he has taken as a musician through overseas stints in Baltimore and Frankfurt, as well as his collaborative site-specific work Pieces.

Finding Creative Voice Through Music

Finding Creative Voice Through Music

Rachel Lim (BMus ‘18, Voice) tells us about how she forged her interest in vocal pedagogy and community engagement.

A Resounding Fanfare

A Resounding Fanfare

YST graduate Kong (Teerapol Kiatthaveephong, BMus ‘18, Trumpet) shares on the diverse learning experiences that have shaped his growth and identity as a musician.

Alumni Centre Stage: Monique Lapins

Alumni Centre Stage: Monique Lapins

Alumni Centre Stage: A student of Professor Qian Zhou, Monique graduated from YST in 2014 before winning a position in the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre Orchestra in Japan. Fast forward two years, she is now the 2nd violinist of the New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ).

Artistic Citizens: A Year In Review

Artistic Citizens: A Year In Review

At YST, preparation for achieving musical excellence on the stage goes beyond spending hours in the practice room. Although individual private practice is essential to achieving musical excellence, there is another important ingredient: the art of connecting with people. 

Alumni and Student Resonances

Alumni and Student Resonances

YST Conservatory students and alumni have been carving successes and making an impact in the region this past week. Read more...

YST Connects

YST Connects

Inspirational life-affirming music-making is at the heart of who we are and what we do at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore.  The Conservatory endeavors to develop passionate musicians who are nurtured by their love for the art and empowered by their ability to make music.