27 Jun 2022, Mon, 12.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
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A smorgasbord of delights for small string groups!
Touted as “the father of the classical symphony and string quartet”, Austrian composer Joseph Haydn established ground-breaking quartets, in which four players performed as equals. Since then, almost every great composer from Mozart to Shostakovich has written music in this form. There are however, many wonderful works for smaller and larger string groups, each with its own unique charm.
In this lunchtime concert, musicians from Resound Collective, Singapore's leading chamber music assembly, bring you a sumptuous selection of this music by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Borodin.
All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. Patrons are also required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token.
Lim Hao Wei - Violin
Lim Hao Wei began learning the violin at the age of four. He studied under the Suzuki Method until the age of 13, when he came under the tutelage of Chan Yoong-Han. He has attained distinctions for both the Associate and Licentiate Diploma exams, both awarded by Trinity College London.
An avid orchestral musician, Lim was a member of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra from 2004-2009, serving as its Principal for the Second Violin section. He actively performs with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Resound Collective, Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra and The Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra (TYMFO). Recent performances include Singapore Trilogy, a production by L’arietta Production where works by local composer Chen Zhangyi were showcased.
Lim is a graduate from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, where he was awarded a full scholarship to study with its Head of Violin Studies, Zuo Jun. Lim is no stranger to pop music, having performed alongside singers such as A-Lin and Jam Hsiao. In his free time, He teaches the violin. With teaching experiences spanning almost 10 years, he enjoys teaching students of different calibre, ranging from beginners to conservatory students.
Tang Tee Tong - Violin
Tang Tee Tong is a passionate violin pedagogue and chamber musician, who balances running a music education collective with her love for performance.
The artistic director and co-founder of The Music Circle has been a devoted educator for over 15 years and serves on the faculty at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), working with students pursuing a Bachelor in Instrumental Teaching. Tang frequently performs with Resound Collective as well as other chamber music groups.
Graduating with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at Arizona State University, she was named Outstanding Graduate of Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts.
Lee Shi Mei - Violin & Viola
2nd Prize winner of the National Piano and Violin Competition 2007 (Violin Artist Category), Lee Shi Mei performs regularly with pianist Lim Yan. She has appeared as soloist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and as guest concertmaster of Metropolitan Festival Orchestra and ReSound Collective. Lee holds a Master of Music with Distinction (Longy School of Music, USA) and Bachelor of Music in Violin and Piano Performance (Oberlin Conservatory of Music, USA). She is recipient of the National Arts Council Arts Bursary (2007, 2009-2011). Lee teaches violin at School of the Arts Singapore and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
An avid chamber musician, Lee has appeared as violinist and violist at music festivals in the United States of America, such as Bowdoin International Music Festival, LyricaFest, and Belvoir Terrace Fine Arts Camp where she was part of the faculty resident quartet. She will perform on the viola at this concert.
Yeo Jan Wea - Viola
Violist Yeo Jan Wea received a scholarship from the Loke Cheng Kim Foundation to study viola performance at the Eastman School of Music in 1990. He graduated in 1994 and subsequently earned Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Michigan State University School of Music. While at Eastman, Yeo was invited to participate in the Heidelberg Castle Festival in Heidelberg, Germany as principal violist for two summers. He is the first person from Singapore to be selected as orchestral fellow at the prestigious Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan in 1990 and was invited to return for another two summers in 1991 and 1992. He was also selected to participate in the inaugural season of the Asian Youth Orchestra in the same summer. In 1999, Yeo was invited to be part of the Pacific Music Festival International Orchestra. The orchestra was formed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the festival and performed throughout Japan. He has worked with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Neeme Jarvi, Michael Tilson Thomas and Tan Dun.
Since his return to Singapore, Yeo has been a much sought after teacher and performer. He was invited to be the founding principal violist of both the Singapore Festival Orchestra in 2008, and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra in 2012. He freelances regularly with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently the viola instructor at Anglo Chinese School (Independent), Hwa Chong Institution, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School, and the conductor of the string ensemble at Republic Polytechnic. Yeo is also the Leader-Mentor to the viola section of the Orchestra of Music Makers.
Olivia Chuang - Cello
Olivia Chuang obtained a Bachelor of Music (BMus) as a scholarship holder from the Royal College of Music in London under the tutelage of Amanda Truelove. She started learning the cello when she was 11, beginning her studies with Gevorg Sargsyan and later on with Pei-Sian Ng.
She performed Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto with cellist Chan Wei Shing in 2015 and recorded Bang Wen Fu’s Loving in 2020. Recently, she has performed alongside JJ Lin and Kit Chan at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre.
She has played with orchestras such as the Orion Orchestra in the 19th annual Night Under The Stars charity concert at the Royal Festival Hall, and the Scherzo Ensemble in performances of The Barber of Seville. Other orchestras she has played with include the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Firebird Orchestra, Orchestra Collective Singapore, Resound Collective, Wayfarer Sinfonietta and Metropolitan Festival Orchestra under the baton of notable conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Rafael Payare, John Wilson, Tony Purser, Martyn Brabbins and Peter Stark.
27 Jun 2022, Mon
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