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March 26, 2020 at 7:52pm

Following COVID-19 measures announced by the Ministry of Health as of 24 March 2020 regarding events and limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer, we will unfortunately be closing all Conservatory activity from public access for the rest of the concert season at least until further notice.

We need to do this to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and audience members, while continuing to deliver our curriculum and programming as fully as is sensible.

As such, all concerts... See More

Following COVID-19 measures announced by the Ministry of Health as of 24 March 2020 regarding events and limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer, we will unfortunately be closing all Conservatory activity from public access for the rest of the concert season at least until further notice.

We need to do this to prioritise the safety of our students, staff and audience members, while continuing to deliver our curriculum and programming as fully as is sensible.

As such, all concerts and events have been cancelled, postponed or made internal-only. While internal-only events will still take place, they will now be open only to the YST students and faculty/jury members who are taking part in the respective classes, assessments or competition, with no public audience.

Senior Recitals will be open to the jury panel only, but they will also be live-streamed on our Youtube channel (more details to be announced). Click below to visit our channel and check out some past performances and highlights as well!

We hope to be back bringing you more great music in person soon. Thank you for your kind understanding and continued (if more virtual) support during these challenging times. Please take care and keep well!

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March 10, 2020 at 5:36pm

The dazzling UK-based Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo was recently in residence at the Conservatory, showcasing compositions by leading composers from Malaysia and Singapore, including works by YST faculty Chen Zhangyi, Adeline Wong, Chow JunYan, as well as Chung Shih Hoh, Joyce Koh, Americ Goh, Chie Tsang Lee, and Samuel Cho.

The performance was accompanied by a forum, where Foo and the composers illuminated on their work and artistic approach. Foo also shared her wisdom with our... See More

The dazzling UK-based Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo was recently in residence at the Conservatory, showcasing compositions by leading composers from Malaysia and Singapore, including works by YST faculty Chen Zhangyi, Adeline Wong, Chow JunYan, as well as Chung Shih Hoh, Joyce Koh, Americ Goh, Chie Tsang Lee, and Samuel Cho.

The performance was accompanied by a forum, where Foo and the composers illuminated on their work and artistic approach. Foo also shared her wisdom with our students in a chamber masterclass that proved to be both educational and enlightening.

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March 10, 2020 at 1:59pm

Applications for YST’s Master of Music programme (2020 admission) are OPEN till 15 April 2020!

The two-year programme is designed for those who have just completed a qualifying BMus or appropriate university-level studies (in Singapore or overseas) and wish to advance their professional studies in music at YST.

Here, you pursue higher-level music study in your Major area, develop instrument-specific and group pedagogy skills relevant for music education in Singapore and abroad... See More

Applications for YST’s Master of Music programme (2020 admission) are OPEN till 15 April 2020!

The two-year programme is designed for those who have just completed a qualifying BMus or appropriate university-level studies (in Singapore or overseas) and wish to advance their professional studies in music at YST.

Here, you pursue higher-level music study in your Major area, develop instrument-specific and group pedagogy skills relevant for music education in Singapore and abroad, and undertake professional learning for success in the music industry.

The MMus is offered with major specialisations in Brass, Composition, Conducting, Piano, Strings and Woodwinds.

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January 4, 2020 at 9:06am

When Lang Lang was nine, his father told him to kill himself. Four years before, his father had decided that his only son should become the No 1 classical pianist in China. He gave up his job as a policeman and took his son to live in Beijing, leaving Lang Lang’s mother behind, planning to get the child into the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music.

However, his teacher in Beijing, nicknamed Professor Angry by Lang Lang, had other ideas. “Professor Angry didn’t like me and she... See More

When Lang Lang was nine, his father told him to kill himself. Four years before, his father had decided that his only son should become the No 1 classical pianist in China. He gave up his job as a policeman and took his son to live in Beijing, leaving Lang Lang’s mother behind, planning to get the child into the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music.

However, his teacher in Beijing, nicknamed Professor Angry by Lang Lang, had other ideas. “Professor Angry didn’t like me and she always gave me a hard time,” he remembers. “One afternoon she said that I had no talent, that I shouldn’t play the piano and I should go home. She basically fired me before I could even get into the conservatory!”

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