dBm is a contemporary music duo comprising Daniel Yiau (Clarinets) and Michellina Chan (Saxophones) formed in 2018, Daniel and Michellina both met when they were studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. dBm has performed at the Singapore Saxophone Symposium 2018, National University Singapore’s Telling Stories: Performers(‘) Present International Artistic Research Symposium, Evening Chants: Quiet Hours, Kuching Youth Band Festival, Esplanade Concourse series Cool Classics: Spectrum Platform, and Resonate with: The Philharmonic Winds at the National Gallery.
dBm by scientific definition is a unit of level used to indicate that a power ratio is expressed in decibels (dB) with reference to one milliwatt (mW). dBm as a dynamic duo seeks to [re]define what the power of 2 new music advocates can create, continuously challenging the normative classical music trends within the region.
K口U is one of the most organic form of expression on the human body. Provocative in nature and capable of amplifying controversial ideas, K口U is an amplification of our personal ethos expressed provocatively.
Unanimously formed in 2019 upon completing their music endeavours in Europe, K口U aims to revolutionise the average concert-going experience. The one-of-a-kind Singapore-based mixed instrument ensemble refuses to be confined by tradition. Instead, K口U innovates by engaging multiple senses of the audience, allowing one to fully immerse the mind of production.
Since their formation, they have been invited to perform at the Performers(‘) Present symposium by National University of Singapore, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Kuching Youth Band Fiesta 2019, organised by The Band Lab.
plastiCITY is a inter-disciplinary duo comprising of contemporary dancer, Valerie Lim and classical saxophonist, Michellina Chan. They first met when they studied together at Crescent Girls’ School (Singapore), now they find themselves challenging not only gravity but also the conception of audiences towards classical contemporary music and dance. Since their conception in 2015, they have tackled all kinds of non-dance stage floors, discovered new ways to convey music and dance in a non-traditional form and also collaborated with more artists in bigger settings.
Xin Saxophone Quartet:
A highly versatile chamber group, Xin Saxophone Quartet (XSQ) is one of Singapore’s leading professional saxophone quartets. XSQ comprises of Singaporean musicians from different walks of life. Michellina Chan who graduated with Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Alexis Seah who graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with Royal College of Music. Yi Xiang Ang is a regular with the SAF band and also a regular soloist with the Philharmonic Winds. Last but not least, Samuel Phua, a recent graduate of the Singapore School of the Arts, is the first local saxophonist to perform as a soloist with the prestigious Singapore Symphony Orchestra. They are all advocates of supporting music by local composers.
Article on Carpe Bloom about Michellina Chan, written by Gabrielle Ang
Sax In (and out of) the city
Feature on National Gallery Singapore magazine
Melbourne Saxophone Summer Academy 2020
MOV.ensemble’s concert in Haarlem
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts – Singapore Saxophone Symposium 2018
Thomaskerk (Amsterdam) – CvA Sax
Melbourne International Saxophone Festival 2018 – Merism Duo
Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud – Orchestre d’Harmonie du Conservatoire
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay – Xin Saxophone Quartet
Jurong Junior College – Alumni Spotlight
The Talent Season 3, Finals Performer
The Band Post – Xin Saxophone Duo in Concert
Pianomania, Review of Paganini Lost and Found at NAFA
2016 CLASAX Performance Competition Results
Singapore Woodwind Festival 2014 – Competition Results