Born in 1986, Wong Kah Chun has recently made his conducting debut
with the First-Year Orchestra, an extra-curricular philharmonic
activity which he has founded at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of
Music. Other musical groups he has worked with includes the
St.Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
and the Mus’Art Wind Orchestra.

Teachers he has studied with include well-known local composer Phoon
Yew Tien, Leif Segerstam (Chief Conductor, Helsinki Philharmonic),
Alexander Polishuk (St.Petersburg State Conservatory), Gunther Herbig
(Weimar Masterclasses) and Leonid Korchmar (Kirov Opera).

At the age of 17, his first composition, the Zaqaedor Symphony, was
performed to critical acclaim by the Raffles Junior College Orchestra
at the Esplanade Concert Hall, leading to a series of publications by
Tierolffmuzieke Centrale, a printing house based in The Netherlands.
His recent work, “Pecos Pueblo”, has been recorded by the Royal
Belgium Navy Band, and will receive a high profile performance at the
highly renowned Musikverein concert hall in Vienna this coming summer.

A keen advocate of education, Wong Kah Chun has been invited to coach
the Millenia Institute Symphonic Band, where his knowledge as a
composer and conductor injects a highly charged personality into the
student musicians. He has been commissioned by schools such as the Ang
Mo Kio Secondary School, the Catholic Junior College and Anderson
Junior College Symphonic Bands, as well as the Singapore International
Storytelling Festival 2007 for a soundtrack to SAYANG SINGAPORE.

Wong Kah Chun is the recipient of the World Association of Symphonic
Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Special Scholarship, the Kripalani
Challenge Trophy and the Creative Arts Award by Raffles Junior College
for oustanding contributions to the arts.

He is currently pursuing his degree in composition at the Yong Siew
Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, where he studies with Ho Chee
Kong, as well as augmenting his training in conducting with Music
Director Wang Ya-Hui.

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