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Concert review: Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award Winner's Recital By Alan Choo

Published on Aug 11, 2014 11:02 AM

The Living Room @ The Art House

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Goh Soon Tioe (1911-1982) is remembered as one of the great Singaporean musical pioneers, a renaissance man among musicians. He was a violinist, conductor, pedagogue, luthier and impresario, the likes of whom will never be encountered again in our present age of specialisation. The annual award in memory of his name identifies outstanding young Singaporean string players who embody the aspirations in his life's work.

The 2014 and third recipient of the Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award is Alan Choo Su Ho, first-prize winner in the 2011 National Violin Competition, and the first Singapore-born violinist to garner that accolade since 2003. Presently a student at Baltimore's Peabody Institute, he is one of few local violinists to pursue baroque violin performance.

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