T’ang Quartet commemorating 30th anniversary with 4 concerts, first to be held on Apr 22

The ensemble returns to the heart of chamber music with works by Alexander Borodin and Joseph Haydn in its upcoming concert.

Caleb Lau

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Published: 5 April 2022, 12:23 PM

One of Singapore’s best-known classical string ensemble T’ang Quartet is celebrating its 30th milestone with a commemorative book T’ang At 30 and four concerts.

The first concert, held on Apr 22 at the Victoria Concert Hall, will bring classical music enthusiasts and fans of T’ang Quartet back to the heart of chamber music, which the ensemble was founded upon. 

Titled Humble Beginnings, the ensemble’s return to the stage will formally introduce its two new members Han Oh and Wang Zihao, who joined within the last two years.


The quartet consists of (clockwise from bottom right) founding members Ang Chek Meng and Ng Yu-Ying and new members Wang Zihao and Han Oh. PHOTO CREDIT: BENJAMIN KING PHOTOGRAPHY


Founded in 1992, the quartet initially comprised Ng Yu-Ying, Ang Chek Meng, Lionel Tan and Leslie Tan. Both Lionel and Leslie have since left their positions as the violist and cellist in the group.

For the upcoming concert, the quartet will perform works by late composers Alexander Borodin and Joseph Haydn, who is known for his contribution to the development of chamber music.

“It is time for us to go back to the music that inspired us to become musicians, and these are the champions of chamber music that made us want to become a professional quartet 30 years ago,”  said Yu-Ying.


The concert programme consists of Haydn’s String Quartet Op.76 No.2 “Fifths” and Borodin’s String Quartet No.2 in D Major. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@T’ANG QUARTET


Humble Beginnings will be held at Victoria Concert Hall on Apr 22 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Tickets, which can be purchased via Peatix, are priced at $40 for adults and $28 for students, full-time national servicemen and seniors. 

Details of the other concerts and the book will be announced in due time by the ensemble.

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