Opening Performance

About Ding Yi

Established in 2007, Ding Yi is Singapore’s most prodigious Chinese chamber music ensemble. The ensemble has captivated audiences with its distinctive approach to music-making and dedication to showcasing a vast repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary interpretations and cross-genre works, and collaborated with prominent Chinese musicians including Min Huifen and Lu Chunling in many concerts, receiving accolades from critics and audiences alike.

Since emerging first at the National Chinese Music Competition organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore in 2008, Ding Yi continues to advocate and promote its unique Singapore sound – Ding Yi Chinese chamber music locally and overseas, such as China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Uzberkistan. Ding Yi is also a proud recipient of the NAC Major Company Scheme in 2016. For more information, please visit www.dingyimusic.com.

The ceramic pieces played by Ding Yi in the opening item is provided by Thow Kwang Pottery. For more information, please visit www.thowkwang.com.sg.

 

Afternoon Performance

 

About Bossa Celli

Singapore’s premier cello quartet, Bossa Celli is made up of a group of cellists who are passionate about cello playing and making music together. As a group Bossa Celli seeks to develop on the classical music tradition by pushing the boundaries of cello playing and to make music fun and relevant for audiences in the 21st century. The expressive range and versatility of the cello as a melodic, bass or even percussive instrument allows the group to perform music from just about every music genre, from the music of Baroque masters to the groove of Bossa Nova.

Since their debut music video cover of “I Want You Back” in 2017, Bossa Celli has continued to create new music videos and give public performances to the people, including their first live performance Bossa Celli Live! in February 2018. They have also performed at the Esplanade Concourse as part of the Cool Classics series and have an upcoming performance at the Voyage Festival 2018.