Reviews from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra premiere of Jia[k]!

Here are a couple reviews of the concert where the Singapore Symphony Orchestra premiered Jia[k], an SSO commission. I’m really flattered and honored by these kind words and look forward to writing more for orchestra! Follow the links to the reviews!

1. “Scoring with hawker centre chaos” by Albert Tay for The Straits Times

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2. “World Premiere of Emily Koh’s Jia[k] – Evoking a Foodie Paradise in Sound” by Rick Perdian for Seen and Heard International

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3. “Concert Review: Benjamin Grosvenor plays Liszt” by Derek Lim for the Flying Inkpot

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Singapore Symphony Orchestra premieres new commission–Jia[k]!


The heartiest of congratulations to the musicians and administrators at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Maestro Okko Kamu for the wonderful performances of Jia[k] tonight and last night! I am flattered and thankful to have the opportunity to work with, and learn from all of you this past week. Thank you, thank you all, and looking forward to working with the SSO again sometime in the future!

Thank you also to my family, friends, colleagues and students for coming out to the concert and for your unwavering support. You all are why this sunny island is my home, and I wish I could stay longer so we would have more time to meet up, catch up and eat!

Composition Seminar Presentation at Dunman High School


Presented at the senior high composition seminar at my alma mater, Dunman High School! Thanks so much to Jue Ru for the initiative to get me to speak to your students, and I am so glad our schedules finally aligned, after years of planning!

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