SINGAPORE CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021
01/09 - 30/09
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Music Festival 2021
Singapore Chinese Music Federation
Minister of State Low Yen Ling
Featuring performances by Nam Hwa Opera, Siong Leng Musical Association, Ruanxian Association of Singapore, Percussion Association of Singapore and 新加坡扬琴学会+德义民众俱乐部扬琴乐团.
SCO Concert Hall
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I. 少年林大钦组曲| 吴贤奇、吴晓宏 作曲
II. 风流子| Traditional Teochew Folksong
III. 半空彩凤| Traditional Teochew Folksong
Teck Ghee Community Club Yangqin Ensemble
三字经 | Wei Yanming
Composed for the 2nd Singapore Chinese Music Festival - World Premiere
不亦乐乎 | 张逸马 作曲
Siong Leng Musical Association
Trotting Horses | 南音传统曲目
Romping Golden Pheasants | arranged by Tian Long Xin
Programme is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change without prior notice.
Nam Hwa Opera
Nam Hwa Music Ensemble was established on 19 October 2017 with a focus on the research, musical arrangement and development of the Teochew musical heritage. Even as a young group, the Ensemble received commendations from audience members for its professionalism and quality performances. The Ensemble comprises veteran Teochew music practitioners as well as young musicians with Chinese Orchestral backgrounds. Nam Hwa Music Ensemble believes in nurturing young talents to preserve and promote Teochew music by providing musicians with a holistic and inclusive learning environment.
二弦: Lim Ying Bena
提胡: Loo Caryn
椰胡: Koh Lee Hwang
扬琴: Chia Kim Seng
琵琶: Chin Zhi Yun
小三弦: Chua Huiyan
唢呐/笛子: Gao Hai
大提琴: Daryl Tay
司鼓: Lee Choon Hong
深波: Zhi Chiaw
大鈸: Joyce Ho Ling Yan
小锣/K鈸: Ewald Teo Jun Hao
Yangqin Association of Singapore
Ruanxian Association of Singapore
Xiaoruan: Lo Chai Xia, Stella Tan Hwee Kng
Zhongruan: Jonathan Rao, Koh Min Hui
Daruan: Wong Wai Kit
Guzheng: Yvonne Tay
Dizi: Zeng Zhi
Percussion: Benjamin Boo, Cheong Kah Yiong
Siong Leng Musical Association
Siong Leng Musical Association (SLMA) is the recipient of the National Arts Council Major Grant (2019 – 2022).
SLMA was established in 1941 and owes much of its success to its late chairman, Mr Teng Mah Seng. Under his guidance, SLMA has become an arts company that preserves and promotes Nanyin. Mr. Teng received the Cultural Medallion in 1987 due to his passion and love for Nanyin. As SLMA’s chairman, he continuously worked to reform and revive Nanyin. One of the main and biggest initiative is revitalizing Nanyin by writing new lyrics and music pieces that were livelier and more relatable to the people then. Thanks to his hard work and perseverance, Nanyin was able to survive and was given new life.
SLMA has organised the inaugural Southeast Asia Nanyin Conference in 1977, the International Nanyin Concert & Symposium in 2000, International Youth Nanyin Concert and Symposium in 2015, as well as the International Youth Nanyin Festival in 2018. To ensure that the musicians maintain close relations other Nanyin musicians over the World, keep up with the development of Nanyin and to share the work that SLMA does, the company also participates regularly in the International Nanyin Symposiums held around Asia, to contribute to the efforts in promoting and developing the ancient art form. SLMA has also toured and performed in major cities and countries in Europe, Asia, and the United States of America.
In 2017, SLMA was the recipient of the inaugural “Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award”, awarded by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
Nanyin Pipa: Lim Ming Yi (Principal Artist)
Nanyin Erxian: Joel Chia (Principal Artist)
Nanyin Sanxian: Anita Yeong (Artist)
Nanyin Dongxiao: Jonathan Tan (Artist)
Percussion Association of Singapore
The Percussion Association of Singapore aims to promote the art and knowledge of percussion, develop talents and act as a sharing hub for all percussionists. We also wish to promote and foster cultural exchange for percussion enthusiasts in Singapore and beyond.
Percussion: Benjamin Boo, Low Yik Hang, Teiw Hsien Han, Chen Kangren