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Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Ding Yi Music Company


Ding Yi Music Company presents Chinese Chamber Music Festival 2017. The festival returns for its third editions following the success in 2013 and 2015.

Held in conjunction with Ding Yi's 10th anniversary, the festival will be a celebratory showcase of the finest and most innovative Chinese music works. Ding Yi being the leading Chinese chamber music ensemble in Singapore aims to promote the appreciation of Chinese chamber music locally.

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Ding Yi Music Company musicians


Highlights include performances by renowned overseas Chinese chamber music practitioners and a special concert. The 10th-anniversary concert featuring graduating musicians from Ding Yi Music Company will be led by the Principal Guest Conductor, Quek Ling Kiong, and Assistant Conductor, Dedric Wong.

Quek Ling Kiong learnt conducting from Cultural Medallion recipient Tay Teow Kiat and famed Chinese conductor Xia Fei Yun. He studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Currently, he is a Resident Conductor of Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

They will present 10 pieces written especially for this concert by 10 composers, which include Eric Watson, Emily Koh, Wang Chenwei and Ding Yi's very own Composer-in-Residence Phang Kok Jun. The concert will take place on 5 August 2017 at 7.30pm.

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Quek Ling Kiong - the conductor of Ding Yi Music Company


The specially invited overseas chamber ensembles are the Taipei Liuqin Ensemble, the Shanghai Hinmony Chinese Traditional Chamber Ensemble, and the Chengdu Modern Chamber Orchestra. These esteemed groups of Chinese musicians will showcase their distinct and interesting arrays of repertoire during the festival. They will also conduct masterclasses and workshops for Chinese music enthusiasts.

Taipei Liuqin Ensemble
Taipei Liuqin Ensemble


Taipei Liuqin Ensemble was founded in 1993. Not only they play traditional music, but also Western classics and contemporary pieces. The ensemble will perform a repertoire that includes The Garden After Rain by Su Wenqing and Zheng Cuiping, Swan by Liu Dehai and Weave by American composer David Vayo. They will perform on 6 August 2017 at 3pm.

Shanghai Hinmony Chinese Traditional Chamber Ensemble
Shanghai Hinmony Chinese Traditional Chamber Ensemble


Shanghai Hinmony Chinese Traditional Chamber Ensemble was established by Shanghai No.1 National Musical Instrument Factory in 2005. The ensemble will present a series of contemporary pieces such Dunhuang, Huangmei Minor, and Shanghai Reminiscences on 6 August 2017 at 7.30pm.

Chengdu Modern Chamber Orchestra
Chengdu Modern Chamber Orchestra


Chengdu Modern Chamber Orchestra formed in 2016 will perform a myriad of refreshing pieces that includes Joy by Xiao Chao and Ling Long by Xie Peng on 8 August 2017 at 7.30pm.

Chinese music connoisseurs, wait no more! Get your tickets now SISTIC. Concession tickets are affordably priced at $20 and standard tickets at $25 each.
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Why? Enjoy wonderful Chinese Music
When: 5 - 8 August 2017
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
Cost: From $20 to $25
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