Happy New Year from the Composers Society of Singapore! Check out these digital offerings (featuring our members) you may have missed over the 2021 Holidays:
In this article, Associate Member Samuel PHUA reflects on his time in University and life in general, as well as lessons learnt along his journey.
Student Member NG Yu Hng recently had his article The Psalms Project: Contemporary Sacred Music for solo violin published in The Strad, a classical music magazine dedicated to string instruments and repertoire. Read about Yu Hng’s thoughts behind his latest endeavour – The Psalms Project to be held 13 Jan 2022 (Th), 7:30PM BST at October Gallery, London!
Update: This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.
CSS Members Kenneth TAY and Alicia DE SILVA were recently featured on the 3rd and 5th Episodes of Vox Camerata’s Kepaduan Suara – a podcast with a focus on building and sharing knowledge about choral music from Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.
Read Dr. CHANG Tou Liang’s review of FIRST STEP 启航 (Dec 2021) – the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra’s first live concert in almost two years, featuring works by CSS Members WANG Chenwei and CHUA Jon Lin!
In case you missed it, do also check out Dr. CHANG’s review of The Butterfly Lovers (Nov 2021) by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra – featuring Largo and Vivace by SSO’s first Composer-in-Residence, the late LEONG Yoon Pin, as well as There and Back by CSS Member Assoc Prof HO Chee Kong, which was commissioned and premiered by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra in 2019!
Check out CSS Full Member CAO Ying‘s YouTube channel ArtTalk, where she shares interviews with musicians, composers and professors based in Singapore and around the world!
Catch some of her latest interviews with Dr. Yuri KASPAROV (Russian composer, Professor at Moscow Conservatory), Dr. Fabián PANISELLO (Argentine composer, Professor at Reina Sofía School Of Music), and Kate LIU (Singaporean-American pianist).