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Study Trip to Italy with Andrea Griminelli
Three young flautists from SNYO embarked on a study trip to Italy from 12-19 March 2011. Jasper Goh Chien Teng from Temasek Polytechnic, Rachel Ho Sze Ying from Hwa Chong Institution, and Tu SiJing from School Of The Arts (SOTA) were given the opportunity to receive flute lessons under the tutelage of renowned flautist Andrea Griminelli. In addition, they had attended classical music performances, visited music conservatories and attended various workshops.
Mentorship Program with Lara St. John
Lara St. John brings with her a wealth of experience to the sunny shores of Singapore when she conducted a lecture demonstration for student violinists from mainstream secondary schools and junior colleges, as well as hold a series of master classes for members of the SNYO orchestra.
Held at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), the students had the opportunity to gather tips from this seasoned performer who made her first experience as a soloist at the age of four.
"A Musical Chemistry" Concert
The sound of beautiful classical music filled the halls of the Esplanade on the evening of April 21, 2011. The SNYO performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, with violin virtuoso Lara St. John. Under the baton of guest conductor Alexander Polishchuk from Russia, the audience was treated to Wagner’s Overture to ‘Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg’ and César Franck’s Symphony in D minor.
World Premiere of "Fanfare for a Frazzled Earth"
Gifted Singaporean conductor and SNYO Music Director Darrell Ang, composed "Fanfare for a Frazzled Earth" as a signature piece for the LANXESS SNYO CLASSIC program. The SNYO performed the piece for the first time at "A Music Chemistry" - LANXESS SNYO Concert in 2011.
In 2007, he won the grand prize, audience prize, and orchestra prize at the prestigious International Competition for Young Orchestra Conductors in Besancon, France. He was also the winner of the "9th Antonio Pedrotti International Competition for Conductors" in 2006 and the "8th Arturo Toscanini International Competition for Conductors" in 2008, and the recipient of the 2010/ 2011 Allianz Cultural Foundation Conductors' Award. At present, Darrell is Young Associate Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.