Thank-you to Dr Goh for inviting me as an artist to the 6th Singapore Saxophone Symposium. Also, many thanks to the organizing team for putting the event together. I remember being a participant at the 1st Singapore Saxophone Symposium 6 years ago, after that deciding to pursue my bachelor of music in Australia. It is really good to be back and having the opportunity to share music with students and colleagues.
In my recital segment, I performed the World Premiere of Singaporean composer, Jay Ong’s piece entitled Transit Sketches for solo saxophone. Together with Jessica Leong (Piano), I also presented a piece by Slovenian composer, Uros Rojko entitled Godba. I finished it off with the debut of my new saxophone quartet, Xin Saxophone Quartet, playing the 5th movement of Maslanka’s Recitation Book.
Other artists at this edition of the symposium included Professor Kyle Horch (UK, Royal College of Music), Keuris Quartet (Amsterdam), Professor Ao Kun (China), Nathan Bogert (USA), Chien-Kwan Lin (USA/Singapore), Ku Po-Yuan (Taiwan), Shyen Lee (Taiwan/Thailand), Christopher Condon (USA) and more. It was an intensive 2 days of saxophone but new friendships were made, I now have new ideas about saxophone playing and hopefully I managed to make a difference in the lives of younger saxophone students.
With the Keuris Quartet
With Dr Goh Zechariah at the 6th Singapore Saxophone Symposium
Paganini Lost partners, Alexis Seah & Michellina Chan (Saxophones)
Composer of Transit Sketches, Jay Ong
Combined saxophone ensemble, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand
With the soprano saxophonist of Keuris Quartet, Evgeni Novikov
Godba, Jessica Leong (Piano), Michellina Chan (Saxophone)
With the autographed poster
With the Professor Kyle Horch from RCM
With the Taiwanese stars, Pianist, I-An Chen and Saxophonist Ku Po-Yuan
With Professor Ao Kun
Godba partners. With Jessica Leong (Piano)
Xin Saxophone Quartet
Our lovely percussionist, Sng Yiang Shan