Biography

Shaun is a recipient of the Ministry of Education Teaching Scholarship (Overseas). He graduated from the Royal College of Music, London in 2012, where he studied with Yossi Zivoni. Prior to his studies at RCM, he studied privately with Say Ming Foo in Singapore.

Shaun is a committed orchestral musician, whose extensive experience includes performances with orchestras in the UK and Singapore. As concertmaster of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, he was part of the orchestra that won First Prize in the 34th International Youth and Music Festival, Vienna in 2005. In 2011, he toured the major cities of China with the Amadeus Orchestra, performing in a series of New Year concerts. Shaun was also the lead violinist in the musical production of University College London’s A Twist of Fate.

His passion for chamber music first began in 2002 as the violinist of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra String Quartet and this love has brought him to perform at chamber music festivals around the world. Prior to his return from London, Shaun regularly performed chamber music with the Waldegrave Ensemble and has also given solo recitals in Singapore, the UK, Spain, Italy, Austria, South Korea and Australia.

Shaun was actively involved in church and regularly playing on the worship band at Holy Trinity Brompton London, working regularly with Tim Hughes and the team from Worship Central. He was also part of the All Souls Orchestra from All Souls Church that has developed an internationally respected ministry through the Prom Praise concerts that take place in the Royal Albert Hall annually and other major venues around the UK. He was part of the ASO when they recorded the 2012 New Year’s Day broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and toured across England with Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend, performing songs from their latest album.

As a recording artist, Shaun has recorded soundtracks for award winning documentaries The Shady Lady and 31 North 62 East. In December 2011, Shaun featured as a soloist for Revelation TV, recording works by Grenville Harding. He has also recorded music and performed in the first edition of Singapore Idol in 2004.
Upon returning to Singapore, Shaun was Subject Head (Aesthetics) in Yishun Secondary School and is now an officer at Arts Education Branch, MOE.