2019 SRIMF Panel of Jury

Ying Shi Zhen
Piano Jury
A distinguished piano educator, former professor of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts(NAFA). Prof. Ying as deputy director of the first piano examination committee of the Chinese Musicians Association, she developed the Chinese piano examination system, edited the first piano examination in China and creating a new chapter in the Chinese piano industry.
Eric Watson
Chamber Music Jury
One of Singapore’s notable musicians, Eric was born in the UK and he moved to Singapore in 1994. Since settling in Singapore he has been active as composer, conductor, music technologist and educator. His experience embraces opera, musical theatre, film and television and he has written scores in many diverse and different genres including Electro-Acoustic music, Gamelan and Chinese Orchestra.
Jin Ta
Woodwind Jury
Jin Ta is Principle Flute in Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Mr Jin’s talent as an outstanding flautist was recognized in numerous competitions—he won the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, the Flute Talk Competition, Memphis Young Artist Competition, and the Pappoustsakis Competition. 
Min-Yen Chien
String Jury
Professor Chien is teaching in Taipei National University of the Art. He regularly performs on solo and chamber music concert at TNUA and the National Concert Hall in Taipei; he was twice invited to play for the Presidential Concert. Min Yen Chien has trained many young and talented violin students helping them secure success in their future careers.
Zhang Zhen Shan
String Jury 
Since 1981, Mr Zhang was appointed 2nd Principal Violin of Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Residence Conductor of Xiaman Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ole Bohn
String Jury 
Ole Bohn is Professor in Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has taught at the Royal Danish Conservatory and at the Conservatory of Music in Oslo; given M’class at the Eastman School of Music, Hart School of Music, the Norwegian State Academy of Music, Gedai Institue, Tokyo, and the University of Northern Illinois; and for several years conducted summer classes at the Officina da Musica de Curitiba, Brazil.
Kong Zhao Hui
String Jury
Mr. Kong Zhao Hui, currently the Assistant Concertmaster in Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Kong won the first prize in several Chinese national music competitions, and took part in the International Violin Competition held in Tokyo (1983) and London (1984).
Kong was invited by the Governor of Macau to take part in the First International Music Festival of Macau in 1987, where he played the famous violin concerto “The Butterfly Lovers”, Since then he has performed this concerto more than 100 times with many orchestras including in SSO’s concert tour to Switzerland.
Lynette Lim
String Jury
Violinist Lynette Lim is a well-known pedagogue based in Singapore, whose students count among the best in the local music scene. Lynette holds a Master of Music (with distinction) from Indiana University, USA, where she studied with the legendary Professor Emeritus, Josef Gingold. She was a teaching assistant to Professor Sylvia Rosenberg at the Eastman School of Music, USA, where she was awarded the Performer’s Certificate with the Bachelor of Music Degree. Now she is a Violin Lecture in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Lu Jia
String Jury
Cellist Vincent Lu Jia is Principal Cellist in Macao Orchestra and as lecturer at the Macau Academy of Performing Arts.
Mr. Lu graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in Germany. He has received numerous prizes in solo and ensemble international competitions, successfully collaborating with professional orchestras in Europe performing Cello Concertos as soloist.
From 2008 to 2013, he served as Principal Cello with the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aachen State Opera Orchestra in Germany, whilst as lecturer at the Liszt School of Music Weimar.
Wang Ita
Piano Jury
Ita Wang is a senior Piano Lecturer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and the program director of the International Piano Academy Program.
Dr. Wang graduated from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Boris Slutsky. His awards include 1st prize, the Schubert Club Music Competition, 2nd prize Eleanor Bell Watson Competition, Hutchinson Scholarship and Rosenberg Scholarship.
Dr. Wang is a multiple time grant recipient of the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan and has performed in several prominent venues throughout the country.
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