Christoven, viola

christovenSingaporean violist, Christoven, is a contemporary artist with a passion for constant redefinition of viola performance and the artist, himself. Christoven relies heavily on engaging contemporary practice and methodologies in western classical music of today and is constantly looking to program new works or ideas. He actively performs in solos, ensembles, orchestras in public and commercial galleries and artist-run spaces in London, Lithuania, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Spain and Singapore. Christoven has commissioned works from composers Siting Jiang, Goh Toh Chai, Alicia Joyce de Silva and Kelly Tang. Christoven can be heard on BBC radio 3 in the recording of Hymnen II by Stockhousen with the London Sinfonietta. Christoven has also released his single Viola Viola by George Benjamin on Spotify as a solo artist. Recently, Christoven took on Artist Residency 2018 at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. It is his focus to make new works of the viola relevant, played to the widest range of audience.

Christoven is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Music and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. His principal teachers included Garth Knox, Mgr. Jiri Heger, Michelle Li Min Zhe and Volker Hartung, Jon Thorne and Paul Silverthorne. Christoven is a recipient of the Trailblazer Foundation.