Chloe joined the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' School Of Young Talents' Gifted Young Violinist Preparatory Course when she was four.
Singapore’s 11 year old Chloe Chua won the top prize in the Junior group of Menuhin competition. She shares the win with 10-year-old Australian boy Christian Li. The Junior group is open to participants below 16 years of age and Chloe is the second-youngest entrant. At the junior final round last Friday, Chloe played Self In Mind by Jaehyuck Choi and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Winter.
Accompanying Chloe for the competition is her mum, Lee Ying Li, who is very grateful to Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Young Talents (SYT) for grooming her daughter. She feels that SYT has provided a platform to nurture young musical talents and is a great contributor to the industry.
This is the second time a Singaporean won the top prize at the Menuhin competition since the competition started in 1983. In 1991, another violinist Kam Ning got the first prize in the Junior group. In 2012, Singaporean Gabriel Ng won the Bach Prize in the Senior Group.
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Source: Lianhe Zaobao © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.