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Samuel Phua

Samuel Phua 潘培铭 is a recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council Arts Scholarship  (Undergraduate) 2017. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, with a Bachelor of Music Degree with secondary subject studies in Performance Coaching, Chamber Music,  and Pedagogy under the tutelage of Joonatan Rautiola.

 

Samuel has performed as a soloist with Singapore's top orchestras and bands, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (President’s Young Performer Concert 2014 and National Day Concert 2019), Orchestra of the Music Makers, Braddell Heights Orchestra, The Philharmonic Winds and Singapore Wind Symphony. He has performed with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra as a finalist in the 2020 "Classic Winds" International Saxophone and Clarinet Competition and clinched 4th place in the Asia Pacific Saxophone Competition 2019.

As a chamber musician, Samuel has organized 7 solo recitals and co-founded the Xin  Saxophone Quartet. He was the artistic director of the Protégé Saxophone Ensemble (2015- 2017) and served on the artistic committee for the Helsinki Saxophone Orchestra (2018- 2019). He has also performed with the Laivaston soittokunta - The Finnish Navy Band,  Asian Contemporary Ensemble and Windstars Ensemble Singapore. He has been a regular performer at the annual Singapore Saxophone Symposium since its inception in 2011.

As an educator, he works as a freelance saxophone teacher in Singapore and was the saxophone instructor in the International School of Music in Helsinki (2018-2020). He organized the 1st Xin Saxophone Quartet Virtual Saxophone Camp 2020 that comprised of lectures and master classes culminating in a virtual concert presented by the students and faculty.

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