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UNclassical Musicians

This year, together with fellow saxophonist from the CvA Mateusz Pusiewicz, we started a YouTube channel speaking about topics about music! It has been an exciting and enlightening journey so far!

Here are some of our videos! For more, don’t forget to hit the red subscribe button 🙂

#UNclassicalmusicians

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Europe, International, My Concert Experience

New city, new start at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

It’s the last day of my first semester of Masters here at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of the Arts. What a journey! From struggling to find accomodation to trying out dutch cheese/cuisine to the many performances with the CvA-Sax ensemble and Creative Performance Lab (CPL) team. I’ve enjoyed every step of the way – especially thankful for the weekly lessons with Arno 🙂 Taking a small festive holiday, then I cannot wait to jump back into practice again!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all🎄 xx

A little peek into our CPL end of semester performance:

 

 

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Competition, International

5th Jean-Marie Londeix Competition 2017

An unimaginable journey to the 5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition 2017. Through it all, it was an assortment of feelings! Definitely a nice way to make many new friends, have interesting conversations about music/life/another culture and explore another city. Of course – an exposure to a diverse range of music.

Here are some photos, followed by my videos below, enjoy! x

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My Concert Experience

Paganini Lost and Found: The Origins and Impact of Caprice No. 24

Throwback to 14th of September, we were invited to perform as part of a lecture/recital at NAFA for The Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert, Lutosławski Tonight! This trio comprises of myself (saxophone), Alexis Seah (saxophone) and Jessica Leong (piano); we performed Jun Nagao’s Paganini Lost for two alto saxophones and piano. It was interesting listening to the discussion and the different arrangements and compositions inspired by Paganini’s 24th violin caprice.

Here’s the review of the event: http://pianofortephilia.blogspot.sg/2016/09/paganini-lost-and-found-lecture-recital.html

To end off, instead of Paganini’s 24th caprice here’s my performance of Paganini’s 1st Caprice (arr. Raaf Hekkema):

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My Concert Experience, Uncategorized

Rhapsody in Blue ABRSM Conference at Cristofori Music School Events Hall

With everyone decked out in different shades of blue, we had the opportunity to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for an ABRSM conference. A big thank you to Johnson Lee for this opportunity.

For the video, please visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3RBe-CETe7ga2lpN21qLUFtOUk/view?pref=2&pli=1

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My Concert Experience

New Video Update

My teacher, Tarko Sibbel and myself performing Steven Galante’s Diminishing Returns (Sax Sounds III) for two alto saxophones and electronic delay. Please enjoy!

Side-note: Unprecedented laughter from the audience at the start because we got locked out of the hall (despite being 4 pieces into the recital) resulting in us entering from the left of the stage! Haha!

Thankyou to all who attended All Things Different! (17 November 2015)

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My Concert Experience

Enka Night: Golden Oldies of Japan

Yesterday evening was my debut with a combo band and a brilliant one might I add. The musicians were all superb and so much fun to work with. I had a great night with Windstars Ensemble and Japanese music. Check out the lovely view of Singapore’s skyline from our venue.

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Video Credits: Lin Qing Xiang

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