Yap Shing Min graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Joint First Class Honours degree in Music and Mathematics under the Singapore Public Service Commission’s Overseas Specialist Award in 2002. She later obtained a Masters Degree in Historical Performance with Distinction from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Shing Min has given several recitals in Cardiff and Zurich, and has worked with UK’s leading lutenist, Lynda Sayce, and harpsichordist-composer, Andrew Wilson-Dickson. Locally, Shing Min has sung solos with The Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Orchestra, the Voices of East Indies and the TO Ensemble.
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Musician, Arts Administrator and Educator, Ng Sheh Feng completed her BMus (Hons) at the University of Birmingham (UK), and her MME at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (USA) on a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Singapore. She has won several piano prizes and has sung with notable choirs such as Ex Cathedra (UK), NOTUS (USA), and The Philharmonic Chamber Choir (Singapore). She was an Arts Education Officer (Music) in the Ministry of Education, taught in the Music Elective Programme, and is continually dedicated to providing quality music education to youth.
Singaporean mezzo-soprano Anna Koor, made her operatic debut with the Singapore Lyric Opera in its 2009 production of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann as Giuletta. She has since sung the roles of the 3rd lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, The Page in Strauss’ Salome, Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madam Butterfly and Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata. She has also appeared as a soloist in many SLO concerts and gala events including Verdi Gala and more. Anna was invited as a soprano soloist with The King’s College, Cambridge on 17th August 2013 presented by Esplanade.
Cherylene Liew graduated from The University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Honours Class I) and a Master of Philosophy in Music (Voice). As a student, was privileged to be selected to sing at the Universität Mozarteum Akademiekonzert, Salzburger Festspiele while studying briefly with Ms Lillian Sukis. Currently based in Brisbane, Cherylene performs as a Soprano soloist regularly. She was also invited to sing at the Queensland Brain Institute’s Gala Music Evening. In Singapore, Cherylene performed in Singapore Lyric Opera’s Opera in the Park in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, as well as their Annual Gala Concert in 2012.
Yiwen obtained BMus (Hons) programme at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, a degree in collaboration with the Royal College of Music, London with First Class Honours, and is pursuing Masters of Music in Vocal Performance in Royal College of Music in 2016. She has performed several operatic roles, including Celidora in L’oca del Cairo. Her concerts include solo soprano in Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Lan Shui in 2015. Yiwen also won the First prize in the 9th ZhongSin International Music Competition in 2015 and Grand Prize in the 5th Bangkok Opera International Singing Competition 2013.
Xiang Ting Teng is a Singaporean soprano who is in the second year of her postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016. Prior to this, she graduated with a law degree from the National University of Singapore and was admitted to the bar in 2013. Xiang Ting’s operatic roles include Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Parasha (Mavra), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), and the Governess (Turn of the Screw). On the concert platform, she is a versatile and experienced performer, and has been invited to perform internationally in Lisbon, Portugal and in England.
Peter is equally adept on stage in operas, recitals, and musical theatre. He has appeared in productions and concerts in some of the most prestigious venues in Asia and Australia. Described as possessing “a likeable stage presence with a handsome voice” (The Straits Times, Singapore 2012), as well as an “enormous emotional range and expressive power” (The Straits Times, Singapore 2014), his demonstrated versatility across genres and roles has led him to be described as “the consummate artiste” (New Straits Times, Malaysia 2014).