Siblings play together in the SSO for almost 30 years

Karen and Elaine Yeo are sisters who have played in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for almost 30 years. Karen plays the double bass, while Elaine plays the oboe.
Sisters Karen (left) and Elaine Yeo have been playing together in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since 1992.
Sisters Karen (left) and Elaine Yeo have been playing together in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since 1992.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Trudging home after unwanted piano lessons as children, sisters Karen and Elaine Yeo never dreamed they would end up spending half their lives playing together in the national orchestra.

Karen, 54, joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) in 1988 and is the fixed chair double bass.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2019, with the headline 'Siblings play together in the SSO for almost 30 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe