Shaun, violin

shaunShaun recently graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, where he studied with Yossi Zivoni. Prior to his studies at RCM, he studied privately with Say Ming Foo in Singapore.

Shaun is a committed orchestral musician, whose extensive experience includes performances with the RCM Symphony Orchestra, RCM Sinfonietta, English Chamber Orchestra, All Souls Orchestra, Amadeus Orchestra, London Arts Orchestra, Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra, Clic Sargent Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia, Sutton Symphony Orchestra, Waldegrave Ensemble, Singapore National Youth Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers, Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, Singapore Pop Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra, Kids’Philharmonic@Sg and Re:mix. As concertmaster of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, he was part of the orchestra that won First Prize in the 34th International Youth and Music Festival, Vienna in 2005. In 2011, he toured the major cities of China with the Amadeus Orchestra, performing in a series of New Year concerts. Shaun was also the lead violinist in the musical production of University College London’s A Twist of Fate.

His passion for chamber music first began in 2002 as the violinist of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra String Quartet and this love has brought him to perform at chamber music festivals around the world, most recently appearing at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, USA. He has also participated in Hvide Sande Music Festival, Denmark, Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Sweden, Ulverston International Music Festival, UK and have been tutored by Levon Chilingirian, Ian Jewel and members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Prior to his return from London, Shaun regularly performed chamber music with the Waldegrave Ensemble. Shaun has also given solo recitals in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Austria, South Korea and Australia.
Shaun has performed in masterclasses conducted by Ulf Hoelscher, Mikhail Kopelman, Miriam Fried, Philippe Graffin, Ida Bieler, Nicola Benedetti, Susanne Hou, Erika Klemperer and Sakari Tepponen.

Shaun was actively involved in church and regularly playing on the worship band at Holy Trinity Brompton London, working regularly with Tim Hughes and the team from Worship Central. He was also part of the All Souls Orchestra from All Souls Church that has developed an internationally respected ministry through the Prom Praise concerts that take place in the Royal Albert Hall annually and other major venues around the UK including the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Sage Gateshead and Queen Elizabeth Hall. He was part of the ASO when they recorded the 2012 New Year’s Day broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The Summer of 2012 was spent touring with the ASO across England with Irish singers Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend, performing songs from their latest album.

As a recording artist, Shaun has recorded soundtracks for award winning documentaries The Shady Lady and 31 North 62 East. In December 2011, Shaun featured as a soloist for Revelation TV, recording works by Grenville Harding. He has also recorded music and performed for the first edition of Singapore Idol in 2004.

Upon returning to Singapore, Shaun is currently pursuing a postgraduate diploma in education at the National Institute of Education.