Playing music to ease pain

The Teng Ensemble is critically acclaimed for its East-meets-West style, with musicians who play instruments ranging from the Chinese erhu and sheng to the Western guitar and electronic keyboard.
The Teng Ensemble is critically acclaimed for its East-meets-West style, with musicians who play instruments ranging from the Chinese erhu and sheng to the Western guitar and electronic keyboard.PHOTO: THE TENG ENSEMBLE

SINGAPORE - Chinese fusion instrumental group The Teng Ensemble has been playing music together for 14 years now, but only last year did it realise the impact of its music.

Last December, ensemble member and pipa player Samuel Wong was called to Assisi Hospice to play at the bedside of the dying tabla player M.S. Maniam.

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