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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.


Student Spotlight: Music in New Light

Student Spotlight: Music in New Light

YST violist Mervin Wong and voice major Lim Jing Jie have both branched out into other genres of music, releasing their own work on independent platforms such as Spotify.

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.

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

Journeys Through Reykjavik: New Audiences and Innovative Practice

Journeys Through Reykjavik: New Audiences and Innovative Practice

YST Conservatory students Mervin Wong and Rachel Ho recently attended a 3 day seminar in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of YST’s collaboration with the New Audience and Innovative Practice, European Master of Music.  

YST Violist Wins Music Tech Grand Prize

YST Violist Wins Music Tech Grand Prize

YST viola major Mervin Wong has been awarded the Grand Prize in an international competition organised by MusicTech Magazine and audio company Output.

Amber Quartet: an up-and-coming string quartet to watch

Amber Quartet: an up-and-coming string quartet to watch

Violist Wang Qi gives us insights on the landscapes of chamber music in China as well as the unique programme for their upcoming debut concert.

A Conversation with the Endellion String Quartet

A Conversation with the Endellion String Quartet

One of the biggest challenges for any artist is to develop their own unique identity, let alone four distinct individuals coming together. We talk to one of the founding members of the Endellion String Quartet, violist Garfield Jackson about how they have successfully sustained thirty-eight seasons as an ensemble.