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YST Faculty Join in Hangzhou Philharmonic’s Tenth Concert Season

YST Faculty Join in Hangzhou Philharmonic’s Tenth Concert Season

YST Strings faculty Assoc Profs Zuo jun and Zhang Manchin and Woodwinds faculty Assoc Prof Zhang Jin Min and Artist Faculty Ma Yue took part in the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra’s tenth concert season, playing in chamber music concerts that delighted audiences and celebrated collaborations between the two organisations. Read more.

New Season Begins: Evolutions & Revolutions

New Season Begins: Evolutions & Revolutions

Our central theme for this season is Evolutions & Revolutions, inspired by important transformations and shifts within the Conservatory, within Singapore with its bicentennial commemoration, and in history and the artistic process at large.

Student Spotlight: Tan Tzu Kuang

Student Spotlight: Tan Tzu Kuang

Tan Tzu Kuang (BMus Year 4, Piano) was named winner of the 2018 Concerto Competition adjudicated by Maestro Hans Graf, with grand finalists Wang Yuqi (BMus Year 3, Cello) and Shayna Yap (BMus Year 3, Piano). We sat down with Tzu Kuang in the midst of an action-packed senior year, to hear about his musical inspirations, approach to practising, adventures in musical and jazz singing, and future plans.

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.

Advocating Social & Artistic Responsibility for Singaporean musicians

Advocating Social & Artistic Responsibility for Singaporean musicians

Third year Recording Arts and Science student Sulwyn Lok is the proud conductor and president of the Victoria Chinese Orchestra (VACO), a non-profit organization he co-founded with friends in 2014.

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).

A Collaboration in Laos

A Collaboration in Laos

A group of YST students, led by Ho Qian Hui (Viola, BMus Year 3) recently participated in a collaborative project with the National Lao Music and Dance School (NLMDS).

Student Spotlight: Ho Qian Hui

Student Spotlight: Ho Qian Hui

Student Spotlight: Ho Qian Hui, a 3rd year BMus student was the Grand Prize Winner of this year's annual Conservatory Concerto Competition.

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...

Singapore International Violin Competition – Applications Open

Singapore International Violin Competition – Applications Open

Applications are now open for the Singapore International Violin Competition (SIVC), which returns to YST Conservatory in Jan - Feb 2018. The competition expects a pool of world-class talent to grace Singapore’s concert hall stages.
 

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Qin Li-Wei

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Qin Li-Wei

Find out 5 things you may not have known about Qin Li-Wei, our Head of Cello Studies, as he prepares for his upcoming concert with Yang Yang and the YST Conservatory Orchestra on 13 April.