Oriental Friends - Traditional Essence

Presented by Ding Yi Music Company In Collaboration with Esplanade
Ding Yi Music Company (Singapore), TroVessional (Hong Kong)

16 Dec 2022, Fri, 7.30pm

1hr 15mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Recital Studio

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Quek Ling Kiong - Principal Guest Conductor, Ding Yi Music Company
TroVessional (Hong Kong)
Ding Yi Music Company

TroVessional is a creative and energetic Cantonese Music Band formed by students and alumni from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Supervised by renowned Professor Yu Qi Wei, the ensemble is known for injecting innovative elements into traditional Cantonese music to present refreshing music experiences for their audiences.


Sharing the stage with Ding Yi Principal Guest Conductor Quek Ling Kiong in this concert, TroVessional will present traditional Cantonese repertoires in their signature modern twist.


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6 and above.
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Artist Information

Quek Ling Kiong, Festival Director and Conductor

Quek Ling Kiong is always surprising audiences with innovative programmes, charismatic conducting and engaging concert experiences. A winner of the Singapore National Arts Council (NAC) Young Artist Award (2002), recipient of NAC Cultural Fellowship (2013) and Meritorious Awards by Compass Singapore (2016), he assumed the role of Principal Guest Conductor of Ding Yi in 2016.


Aside from his current roles as the resident conductor of Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the music director for Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra, Ling Kiong is also an active guest conductor within the international scene, especially in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is the mastermind behind major events that promote Chinese music to the masses, including the Ding Yi Chinese Chamber Music Festival and a competition for new chamber works titled Composium.

Ding Yi Music Company


Established in 2007, Ding Yi Music Company is Singapore’s most prodigious Chinese chamber music ensemble and a coterie of accomplished Chinese instrumentalists that trademark Singapore Chinese chamber music in the traditional and contemporary field. The ensemble has captivated audiences with its distinctive approach to music-making and dedication to showcasing a vast repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary interpretations and cross-genre works.



TroVessional is a Cantonese Music Band formed by students and alumni from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and has been supervised by Professor Yu Qi Wei. The band often builds up from the foundations of traditional canton music to seek for innovation and creativity. The band members have different musical backgrounds such as Cantonese opera, Namyaam (Cantonese Narrative Singing), Cantonese flute and many more.


TroVessional has participated in and coordinated numerous music events, performances, and competitions to promote Cantonese music culture.

Date & Time

16 Dec 2022, Fri


Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets & Prices
Cat 1 $28

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