About the festival
Held in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Ding Yi Chinese chamber music festival is back for its 5th edition from 15 to 17 December 2022. Through a series of concerts, workshop and for the first time, a summit will be livestreamed to reach out to an international audience to showcase the best of Chinese chamber music in different presentation and styles to audiences around the world.
Ding Yi Music Company and various ensembles including the well-established TroVessional from Hong Kong will come together in a combined finale concert to offer an inspiring weekend of Chinese chamber music for everyone.
Led by festival director and Principal Guest Conductor Quek Ling Kiong, this hybrid festival features a dazzling line-up of renowned speakers, experts and musicians, from Singapore and overseas. They include Cantonese music master Yu Qi Wei (Hong Kong), Composer Gu Guan Ren (China), Professor Tan Long Jian (China) and Erhu Virtuoso Dr Ling Hock Siang (Singapore).
The festival is a platform for Chinese chamber music practitioners to exchange their knowledge, network and together advocate for Chinese chamber music and its role in Chinese arts and culture scene. We hope the festival will provide a special musical encounter for our audience, and through this foster a greater appreciation of this genre of music.
To further commemorate the occasion, for the first time in Singapore, Ding Yi will launch a first-of-its-kind score publication which includes a compilation of original Chinese chamber music by local and international composers commissioned by Ding Yi over the last fifteen years.
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