Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series originated unexpectedly from a debut recital Tee Khoon presented in 2009,
while playing on a J.B. Guadagnini violin loaned to her from the National Arts Council in Singapore.

She is the second-ever recipient of this prestigious violin loan scheme, and the recital, held at Victoria
Concert Hall a few months before its large-scale refurbishment, was meant as an opportunity for her to
reconnect with the Singaporean public and arts supporters who had continually helped her grow as
an international artist.

This event, so warmly received by the public, sparked in Tee Khoon the heart to continue to contribute and
connect with the community in Singapore.  She followed the 2009 debut recital  on the violin with a series of
chamber music concerts in 2010, with a group of colleagues who shared similar values for the community
and the use of music to connect people.

It was this set of concerts that brought talents like the youngest member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,
and the current cellist of the Fidelio Trio to Singapore.  Supported kindly by music enthusiasts in the
education sector and the hotel industry, the ensemble presented a pair of evening concerts at the Esplanade
Recital Studio – featuring almost all the cornerstone chamber music works of Robert Schumann – and a free
interactive concert for youths.  This ensemble of young international musicians also met with student
writers from NTU’s ArtJam publication and shared live music over the air on 92.4FM.

After this successful run in 2010, which Straits Times described as the best chamber concerts of the year,
Tee Khoon took a hiatus from actively running the series to work on her craft.

She spent half a year as a Music Resident at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, presented recitals and
solo performances in U.K. and Japan, and worked on her chamber music craft with peers at the Open
Chamber Music Sessions in U.K. .

At the same time, it was slowly being planned for the Series to resume – with a stronger support team of
talented visual artists, photographers, website designers, concert hall managers, event and marketing
managers, and the important support of leaders from various industries.

And it is now with a lot of joy and expectation that the Series is able to present two sets of chamber music
concerts and activities in the community in a year.

Come join us at these exciting packed weeks of events and sharing each year !

 

Tang Tee Khoon is an alum of the Gifted Education Program at the Nanyang Primary School and
Raffles Girls’ School.

She studied at Raffles Junior College before pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of
Music and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.  She later obtained her Masters of Music degree
from the Guildhall School of Music in London, U.K. in 2009.