Natalie, violin

Natalie has been learning the violin since 5 years old and has been thoroughly engaged in learning the instrument ever since. She took the ABRSM (Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music) grade 8 exam by the age of 12, and then attained distinction for her ATCL (Trinity College London) diploma exam when she was 15. She has much experience in performing, and had taken part in various competitions, festivals and performed both locally and internationally.

Besides solo playing, she is also an avid orchestral musician, having been a member of Orchestra of the Music Makers since 2013. She has also played with orchestras such as the Asian Contemporary Ensemble (Singapore) and the accompanying orchestra for the Singapore International Festival Chorus. In addition, she has played under renowned conductors such as Charles Dutoit and Masaaki Suzuki in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra.

She has also explored chamber music. Her string quartet in school has been coached by the Endellion Quartet. She also took on the role as a violist in a piano quintet for a year.

Apart from performing, she enjoys sharing the joy of music-making with the public. She was part of a string quartet item in ChildAid 2015, which raises funds for the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. She used to go down to National Cancer Centre Singapore weekly to play music for the patients and caregivers, and she is currently part of Project Infinitude, where volunteers go down to Enabling Village to teach music to children of diverse backgrounds.

She is currently furthering her violin studies with Mr Ng Yu-Ying, first violin of T’ang Quartet at Yong Siew Conservatory of Music under a full scholarship.