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A Musician in Context

A Musician in Context

Lin Xiangning (BMus ‘19, Piano) reflects on her journey from the YST Young Artist Programme through to graduate studies, and the importance of context in her musical growth and education journey.

Announcing the Madeline Goh Professorship in Piano

Announcing the Madeline Goh Professorship in Piano

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Madeline Goh Professorship in Piano, an endowed gift made by Mr Goh Geok Khim and Mr Goh Yew Lin in support of piano education at YST. The inaugural Professorship will be held by Prof Thomas Hecht, who has provided leadership and vision for the Piano area since 2003. The Professorship will continue to support initiatives that enrich piano education for YST students as well as the community.

Going Global

Going Global

At YST, we support our students as they go places. In the last academic year, nine students took part in semester-long exchange programmes with our partner schools, and four students have been on exchange this semester. 110 students benefitted from the Student Artistic Development Fund which enabled them to take part in festivals, competitions and projects overseas last year. Read about Lin Xiangning’s (Year 4, Piano) experience here.

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 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.

YST Piano Academy Draws Budding Pianists

YST Piano Academy Draws Budding Pianists

Young piano talents from Singapore and the region were selected for a three-day workshop focused on the preparation of conservatory-level auditions.

Musical Chairs – YST Students in Canadian Chamber Music Festival

Musical Chairs – YST Students in Canadian Chamber Music Festival

YST students participate in the Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival at Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Canada.

New Season Begins: Dreams & Apparitions

New Season Begins: Dreams & Apparitions

Prof Bernard Lanskey pens a message of welcome, introducing YST Conservatory’s artistic programme for the first half of the year.

 

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.

New Full Time Appointments

New Full Time Appointments

As part of our drive to position excellence in collaborative music-making at the heart of the Conservatory’s evolving identity, the YST Conservatory is pleased to announce three new full-time faculty appointments

Celebrating International Music Day

Celebrating International Music Day

To celebrate International Music Day (24 June), the Alliance Française de Singapour organised a Ciné-Concert performed and presented by a collective led by YST viola major Mervin Wong

Sharing the Gift of Music

Sharing the Gift of Music

Several second-year students from YST, together with performers aged five to 80, presented a one-hour music showcase on 1 April at the Alexandra Hospital Auditorium that delighted audiences and demonstrated the power of music in connecting people.