Wen Jin, violin

wenjinWen Jin started learning the violin at the age of 7, and holds a Diploma in Violin Performance awarded by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Wen Jin has amassed a great deal of performance experience, having performed in numerous concerts and functions with various groups.

In his school days, Wen Jin was a member of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and led the Dunman High School String Ensemble as their Music Leader/Concertmaster. He was also the Student Conductor and violinist with the Raffles Junior College Chamber Ensemble. Subsequently, he led the Singapore Management University String Ensemble (Obligato) as their Music Leader/Concertmaster and President, and was featured as a soloist in Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” and “Autumn” from “The Four Seasons” in a concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio in 2010. In 2011, he appeared again as a soloist performing the well-loved violin concerti by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Wen Jin was a founding member of the very popular Resonance Quartet, and has performed with Resonance Quartet at numerous weddings and functions, including a function for President S.R. Nathan at the Istana in 2011. To pursue his interest in music at a higher level, Wen Jin and musicians from Resonance Quartet founded Vetta Quartet.

In addition to keeping a busy schedule with Vetta Quartet, Wen Jin performs with re: mix which is led by violinist and music director Foo Say Ming. As part of re: mix, he was involved in well-reviewed concerts such “Slow”, “Deviants Defiant”, “Offshoots”, “Beyond Boundaries”, “Old School”, and “Singapore Through the Glass”. He also appeared as a violinist in re: mix’s CD entitled “Introducing re: mix”.

Wen Jin is a frequent guest performer for events organised by the legal fraternity. Events in which he has performed for include a dinner hosted by the Singapore Academy of Law in 2012 for The Right Honourable The Lord Igor Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong’s book launch and farewell dinner in 2012, the Opening of Legal Year 2013 Judiciary Dinner at the Istana, the welcome dinner to the 4th Judicial Seminar on Commercial Litigation 2013, the Singapore Academy of Law 25th Anniversary Appreciation Dinner 2013 and Conferment Ceremony for former Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, the Singapore Legal Service Dinner 2014, a dinner hosted by the Singapore Academy of Law for the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng of South Africa in 2014, and the Singapore Academy of Law Appreciation Dinner in 2017. Notably, he performed at the well-received “The LeX Factor – Law has Talent” concert organised by the Singapore Academy of Law in support of the Yellow Ribbon Fund-SAL STAR Bursary, in which he presented John Williams’ “Theme from Schindler’s List” and also accompanied (together with pianist Nathanael Lim) Justice Lai Siu Chiu who sang “Memory” from “Cats”.

In addition to performing the violin with Vetta, Wen Jin also conducts and directs Vetta’s String Ensemble.

Wen Jin has a keen interest in music composition and arrangement, having premiered his works with the Raffles Junior College Chamber Ensemble, the Dunman High School String Ensemble, and particularly with the Singapore Management University Obligato on several well-received concerts. His compositions won prizes at the Artsquest Nation-wide music/song writing competition in 2006, and at the Singapore National Youth Orchestra Composition Competitions for 2005 and 2006. He has written and arranged a number of pieces to be performed exclusively by Vetta Quartet. Notably, his arrangements of familiar Disney and Beatles classics were premiered at the Esplanade Concourse as part of Flipside 2012, in conjunction with the Singapore Arts Festival.

Wen Jin is currently a lawyer in private practice.