Kenneth, cello

kennethAs of 2011, Kenneth is the holder of an Associate Diploma with distinction in Cello Performance from Trinity College London, achieved through the musical instruction of Mr Chan Wei Shing of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and a Grade 8 with distinction from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music on the piano. He is no stranger to the stage, having performed solo, in chamber groups, and Western and Chinese orchestras and ensembles for audiences ranging from the general public to heads of state.

Kenneth’s journey in music began at 4 on the piano, but his focus shifted to the cello upon joining the Hwa Chong Institution String Orchestra at age 14, a move marking a turning point in his path through the musical world. He then took his turn leading the cello section in Hwa Chong, and spent a year in the cello section of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.

The following years were spent performing with the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company for his National Service, and with various ensembles such as the Orchestra of the Music Makers, the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and re:mix, of which he is currently principal cellist.

When not performing with an ensemble or studying at the National University of Singapore, Kenneth prefers to spend his time arranging the odd piece of music, taking his bicycle for a spin, or simply pulling out his cello and playing anything and everything that comes to mind.

Kenneth believes that many of the ideas and emotions a musician may evoke are only describable through music, and hopes, with the Vetta Quartet as well as all others he works with, to bring the best of these not only to those familiar with the technical details and terminology of music, but to all listeners.