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Sun Feb 15 2015, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Esplanade - Rehearsal Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Listed by: lollipopper1507

In ancient China, Chinese instrumental music took on multiple roles, from ceremonial music in imperial courts to storytelling amongst ethnic groups. Today, it can be heard beyond China’s shores, sometimes in the riff of a pop song or in Chinese ensembles sprouting up around the world. So what makes this age-old art form resonate with so many?

In this lecture, award-winning pipa player and artistic director of The TENG Company, Dr Samuel Wong, will be taking you through the finer points of appreciating Chinese music and expounding on its various styles, genres and interpretations. The lecture will also cover topics like Chinese music aesthetics, traditional and folk repertory, the Chinese orchestra, the development of new trends and why Chinese music is here to stay.


Dr Samuel Wong is the Artistic Director of The TENG Company; author of the books Impressions of a Pipa Player, QI: An Instrumental Guide to the Chinese Orchestra and the recipient of the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award 2009, the JCCI Singapore Foundation Culture Award 2009, the Henry Worthington Scholarship, the Hokkien Huay Kuan’s Arts and Cultural Bursary, and the Singapore Institute of Management Teaching Excellence Award 2012. He is currently a lecturer at the Lasalle College of the Arts and the University of Buffalo-State University of New York programme in Singapore, as well as a mentor for the Artist Mentor Scheme 2013, an initiative helmed by the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts (STAR) and supported by the National Arts Council.