Ding Yi Music Company to hold season-opening concert ‘Traversing’ on Apr 29

The concert features guest conductor Joshua Tan and pianist Churen Li.

Kelly Chin

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Published: 18 April 2023, 1:39 PM

Those looking to enjoy a night of Chinese music can look forward to Ding Yi Music Company’s upcoming concert on Apr 29.

Titled Traversing, the concert will be held at the newly-built Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade at 7.30pm. It marks the opening of the 2023 concert season.

This year, the season centres on three significant concepts – re-discovering aspirations, searching fresh voices and bringing together musical talents.

The ensemble will be led by resident conductor Dedric Wong De Li, and guest conductor Joshua Tan, internationally known for his captivating and electric nuances. The repertoire showcases and reflects their sources of inspiration for Chinese chamber music (music written for a small group of musicians).

The concert will also premiere four commissioned works by renowned composer and Cultural Medallion Recipient Phoon Yew Tien, Ding Yi Composer-in-Residence Jon Lin Chua, young Singaporean composer Koh Cheng Jin and China composer Gao Wei Jie. 

Featured musicians include Pipa musician Chua Yew Kok, Guzheng musician Yvonne Tay, and renowned guest pianist Churen Li.

Known for her innovation and experimental practices in combining diverse genres, Churen Li will perform Phoon Yew Tian’s newly adapted piano concerto Youth while Yvonne and Yew Kok will perform a duet of Jon Lin Chua’s Lament.


Churen Li has been featured in repertoires with music ranging from Chopin to Michael Jackson. PHOTO CREDIT: DING YI MUSIC COMPANY


Established in 2007, Ding Yi Music Company is Singapore’s most prodigious Chinese chamber music ensemble and a coterie of accomplished Chinese instrumentalists that trademark Singapore Chinese chamber music in the traditional and contemporary field. The ensemble is dedicated to showcasing vast repertoires that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary interpretations and cross-genre works.

Tickets for Traversing are available for purchase on SISTIC at $28 for a standard ticket. There is a 15 per cent promotion for ticket buyers who use an OCBC Arts Platinum Card, SAFRA Card or PAssion Card, and a 10 per cent promotion by using an OCBC card.

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