21 September 2009

SHOWCASE: Yao Cong Tan

Yao Cong Tan is a recipient of the Loke Cheng-Kim Foundation Scholarship, currently a second year music student of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He first took up the tuba back in Singapore during his secondary school years and somewhere between then and now, set his goal on becoming a professional musician. He has achieved several accolades since then, representing Singapore in the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in 2004 and again in the WASBE International Youth Wind Orchestra in 2005. More recently, he has also participated in the Asian Youth Orchestra 2008, performing abroad with the orchestra in a six-week tour across East Asia.

In his musical endeavour thus far, Yao Cong has been actively involved in community performances, both in Singapore and in London. He was Concert Master of the Sembawang Wind Orchesra (Sembawang Community Centre) in Singapore and being part of the Youth Executive Council, organised several community performances with the aim of bringing music to the public. Meanwhile, in his time in London, his brass quintet has been invited to perform during the City of London Festival as well as at Chamber Tots workshops at Wigmore Hall.

Name: Yao Cong
Location: London, UK
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