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. (TBC)
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
Born in Taiwan, pianist Ita Wang is a senior piano lecturer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Dr. Wang graduated from University of Minnesota and Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. His awards include Young Artist Award of National Theatre and Concert Hall of National Performing Arts Centre Taiwan, 1st prize, the Schubert Club Music Competition, and 2nd prize Eleanor Bell Watson Competition among others.
Having performed in numerous regions in Asia and US, 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.
Lim Soon Lee
String Jury
Soon Lee is Music Director & Resident Conductor of the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra and was appointed Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.
Soon Lee graduated from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, New York, with a Bachelor of Music in Viola and played with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra served as the Sub-Principal Violist from 1989 to 1997.
Ang Chek Meng
String Jury
Mr. Ang is Violin Faculty at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music , Member of T’ang Quarter.
He is the Winner of Singapore National Music Competition in 1985 and 1987 and joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 1991. As a member of the T’ang Quartet, Mr.Ang has performed at major venues in Asia and beyond, including the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Music Mountain Chamber Series, Melbourne Festival and New Zealand Arts Festival.
Frank Demeglio
Piano Jury
Mr. Frank is Piano Faculty at LASALLE College of the Arts, He has also taught the Keyboard Literature module at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
Frank’s performing career included recitals in Spain and Japan, where he recorded a special-release CD in honour of the 15th anniversary of the UNESCO chapter of Narita City, Japan.
Josephine Koh
Piano Jury
Josephine Koh is a Bösendorfer concert pianist, theorist, conductor and music director. Professionally trained in Italy and Russia, Ms Koh has performed all over the world and appeared as a concerto soloist with several orchestras.
Low Shao Suan
Piano Jury
Ms. Low Shao Suan is a classically-trained pianist, accompanist, composer, songwriter and music arranger from Singapore. A graduate of the famed École Normale de Musique de Paris in France, she has performed as soloist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the Singapore Festival Orchestra, the European Baroque Ensemble in Portugal, and the Hunan Symphony Orchestra in China. In July 2012, her CD recording of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with the SSO was released.
Low Shao Ying
Piano Jury
Ms. Low Shao Ying is a professional classical pianist, as well as a composer, songwriter and music arranger. She has performed as soloist numerous times with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and a number of her compositions have won international awards and are performed worldwide.
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