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Are you feeling stressed? Do you want to take a break from your hectic schedule?
Come join award-winning twin pianists-composers-songwriters, Low Shao Suan and Low Shao Ying, and their friends, Andy Koh (flute) and Tay Kai Tze (oboe), for an afternoon of relaxing, soothing and easy-listening music, composed by the twins themselves.
Start Sales Date
Esplanade&Me Priority Booking
17 Dec 2020
18 Dec 2020 onwards
Approximately 30 minutes
Admission Rules of Esplanade:
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children above 6 years must purchase ticket for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.
About Low Shao Suan & Low Shao Ying
Twin sisters, Low Shao Suan and Low Shao Ying, are award-winning, classically trained pianists and self-taught composers from Singapore. They have won prizes at international piano competitions, and they have performed as soloists numerous times with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Maestros Choo Hoey, Lim Yau, Shui Lan, Lü Jia, Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan.
As songwriters, a handful of the sisters’ songs have been sung by Asian pop singers such as Jolin Tsai, Vivian Hsu, Suzanne Hsiao and mink. As composers, their original compositions have won international awards and have been performed around the world. Shao Suan and Shao Ying’s joint debut album, Romance in the City, featuring their original compositions, received the 2014 Artistic Performance Album of the Year award at the 10th Hi-fi Album Awards 2014 in Guangzhou, China. The sisters released their second album, Music Diaries, featuring their original chamber music works, in 2016. They released their 3rd album, Summer Vacation, in May 2020 and this album was ranked No. 1 on the Top Classical Music Albums Charts, as well as No. 3 on the Top Music Albums Charts on iTunes. Their music has been aired on American and Canadian radio stations as well as on local classical radio station, Symphony 92.4FM.
Shao Suan and Shao Ying are members of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), as well as co-founders of local chamber ensemble, Ensemble de la Belle Musique (www.ebmusique.com).
About Andy Koh
Andy’s musical journal began at the tender age of nine when he picked up the dizi in the Chinese Orchestra of Mayflower Primary School. He then joined a military band in Bowen Secondary School where he was taught the western concert flute and piccolo. Andy continued his hobby of music-making in Nanyang Polytechnic Symphony Orchestra and took part in the Wereld Muziek Concours (World Music Contest) held in the town of Kerkrade, Netherlands, in 2005. During his two-year enlistment as a National Servicemen, Andy was posted to the SAF Central Band where he served as a military musician. As Andy developed a deep passion and interest in making music on a professional level, he continued as a regular in the SAF Band where he practiced music as a professional full-time musician. Through the course of his music career, Andy had the privilege to be directed under the baton of prestigious music composers and maestros such as Tim Reynish, Douglas Bostock, Ito Yasuhide, Satoshi Yagisawa and Luis Serrano Alarcón.
During his time in the SAF band, Andy had the opportunity to be under the tutelage of Ms Wang Tong for flute performance and Ms Josephine Koh in music theory. He is active in improving his academics in music performance and music theory and has achieved the Licentiate and Fellowship Recital Diplomas (LTCL and FTCL) of the Trinity College London, as well as an ABRSM grade 8 in music theory. On top of his academic achievements in music, Andy was also given opportunities to be enriched with experience as he took part alongside the SAF Band in the military tattoos and festivals of various countries such as Canada, Japan, Russia, Sweden, China, Germany, Malaysia, Switzerland and notably Scotland, where the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014—the largest tattoo in history—was held. In the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the SAF Band featured a solo dizi segment in the display performance to showcase Andy’s skills and talent with the flute.
Apart from his commitments in the SAF Band, Andy is also very active in making music with the Singapore Philharmonic Winds. With the ensemble, Andy had participated in music competitions internationally such as the Japan Band Clinic 2009 in Nagoya, Japan, the WASBE Conference 2011 in Chiayi, Taiwan, and the 127 Certamen Internacional De Bandas de Musica, in Valencia, Spain, in 2013.
About Tay Kai Tze
Tay Kai Tze is a freelance oboist and cor anglais player based in Singapore and regularly performs as Principal Oboist of the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, the Re:Sound Chamber Orchestra, the Singapore Lyric Opera, the Philharmonic Winds, the Ensemble de la Belle Musique and is a Leader-Mentor with the Orchestra of the Music Makers. He studied with Diana Doherty and Alexandre Oguey at the Sydney Conservatory of Music, and with Emmanuel Abbuhl at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. He also studied under teachers such as Alexei Ogrintchouk, Joost Flach and Elaine Yeo whose guidance he is grateful for. Kai Tze is a recipient of the National Arts Council Overseas Bursary and the Estlaman Layman Martin Harison Scholarship from the University of Sydney. An alumnus of the Asian Youth Orchestra, the Canton International Music Academy and the Australia International Summer Orchestral Institute, he also keeps a busy schedule as a tutor with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, the National University of Singapore Wind Ensemble and numerous Educational Institutions across the country. You can hear him as the solo oboist in the animated short film for the Singapore Bicentennial Trilogy’s 1819.
Standard (with Voucher): $10
Receive a $10 Esplanade Mall Voucher with every standard ticket purchased. Terms and conditions apply.
Orange Section - Seats are in single or pairs (1 - 2 seats)
Blue Section - Seats are in three or four in a row (3 - 4 seats)