Master of Music (Viola Performance)
Longy School of Music of Bard College, Boston U.S.A.
Diploma of Music (Viola Performance)
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Recipient of the Patricia Sherman Award 'in honour of a high level of accomplishment, an exemplary attitude and a record of contribution to the life of the Longy Community’, violist Jeremy Chiew graduated with a Master in Viola Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College under the tutelage of Dimitri Murrath.
A versatile performer, Jeremy has performed solo concertos with The Chamber Players (Hoffmeister Viola Concerto No. 1) and Emmanuel Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Sinfonia Concertante). He has extensive chamber music experience as violist of the Artsylum and Sophron string quartets, as freelance violist with the Macao Orchestra, as well as re:Sound Collective and various local ensembles. As a pedagogue, Jeremy maintains a small private teaching studio and coaches secondary school string ensembles. Keen to explore the mind-body connection in music-making and learning, he applies Alexander and Dalcroze techniques to his playing and teachings.
Involved in concert and events production, Jeremy facilitated world-class acts (Il Divo, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) and has provided consultation for corporations (ST Engineering and Far East Organization) in recent times. He is the current Assistant Artistic Director and General Manager of New Opera Singapore, and also manages the T’ang Quartet.
Since 2015, Jeremy has curated ‘Potpourri’, an annual viola recital which aims at increasing awareness of this lesser-known member of the string family. These recitals have seen collaborations with Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and T’ang Quartet musicians, as well as the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO).