SINGAPORE CHINESE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023
20/08 - 10/09
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Melody of Dance
SCCC Auditorium 新加坡华族文化中心表演厅
《夏》 - 急板｜维瓦尔弟 作曲，Anson Lim 编曲
《天秤座 - Dancing Leaves》｜陈芸芸 作曲
Orchestra Director: SIm See Heng | Music Consultant: Lian Yoong Liang
Programme is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change without prior notice.
刘海峰 Liu Hai Feng
黄德励 Dedric Wong
With the encouragement and support of renowned Yangqin virtuoso and Yangqin principal of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Miss Qu Jian Qing, Vanda Yangqin Chamber Ensemble Singapore was formed. Established in 2023, the members consist of youth yangqin players with rich performance experience, including those who have participated in competitions and international performances. They are also familiar figures in the Singapore chinese orchestra music scene. Under the guidance of Miss Qu, the yangqin ensemble aims to promote yangqin playing and explore ensemble works, sharing them with a wider audience of not just Singaporean listeners and music enthusiasts, but internationally as well.
The Nanyang Hakka Federation Chinese Orchestra was established on August 8, 1982, with the full support of the directors and supervisors of the Association. Planned, recruitment and organized by Zhang Bing Zhao, Lian Rong Shi and Ye Yao Ji into a slightly standardized National Orchestra (Chinese Orchestra). At the same time, it has been adhering to the purpose of the association and making unremitting efforts to promote cultural activities. It has been 40 years since then. Efforts to develop a series of music performing arts activities. Give back the trust of the Federation and spare no effort. At the same time, it also cooperates with the performances and music evenings of the general association, observation meetings and overseas exchange performances, and has been well appreciated and honored by the association. Thanks to the cultivation of the association.
The School of the Arts (SOTA) Chinese Chamber Ensemble is made up of students specializing in traditional Chinese instruments. Led by conductor Dedric Wong, the ensemble has participated in events such as the Singapore Chinese Music Festival and has performed with musicians from Ding Yi Music Company and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Besides performing music from the traditional repertoire, the ensemble also engages in intercultural exchanges with the SOTA Malay Fusion Ensemble and Indian Fusion Ensemble during its annual showcase concert.
Liu Hai Feng
Bachelor’s degree, China Conservatory of Music, China
Master’s degree, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Moved to Singapore in February 2005, been a conductor for few schools Chinese Orchestras.
Wong De Li, Dedric aspired to be a conductor in his teen years, and his interest was ignited again by the renowned Chinese music educator and Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient Dr Tay Teow Kiat. With his master’s degree in orchestral conducting at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, under the tutelage of renowned Professor Yang Youqing and guidance from conducting maestro and Music Director of Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Tsung Yeh, he aims to push Ding Yi up to new heights of artistic excellence and to develop a unique Singaporean musical direction.
In 2013, Wong was selected to participate in the Conducting Masterclass by renowned conducting maestros Prof Zhang Guoyong and Qu Chunquan, organised by the Taipei Chinese Orchestra. While in 2015, he was again selected to attend the Conducting Workshop by Tsung Yeh, organised by SCO.
As a 2014 National Arts Council (NAC) Arts Scholarship recipient and a two-time recipient of the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts and Cultural Bursary in 2004 and 2006, he has performed in many countries such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia.
In 2016, Wong staged his conducting recital with the China Conservatory of Music Middle School Youth Chinese Orchestra with reputable conductor Gu Guanren. In the same year, he assumed the conductor role for the Cultural Symphony Orchestra and was also featured as an outstanding NAC scholar in the 2016 Straits Times Scholars Choice.
Currently, Wong is the Resident Conductor of Ding Yi Music Company.