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Toh Kai Siang Eugene

Adjunct Lecturer

Music

Qualification

Bachelor of Music (Honours),
Royal College of Music, London, in collaboration with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Biography

Eugene is a percussionist active in the local percussion performance as well as education scene. He has performed under the baton of Tsung Yeh, Lan Shui, Lim Yau, Tan Dun, Chan Tze Law, Quek Ling Kiong, Günther Herbig, among others. Some highlights of his orchestral appearances include the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Singapore Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers, The Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Philharmonic Winds.

Eugene first studied Chinese percussion with Mr Quek Ling Kiong when he joined the Dunman High School Chinese Orchestra at the age of 13. Since then, he had actively explored various fields of percussion under the guidance of teachers such as Ngoh Kheng Seng, Tan Loke Chuah, and Jonathan Fox.

Eugene holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree conferred by the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Mark Suter. He performs regularly as a percussionist of Ding Yi Music Company, and teaches at School of the Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Eugene studies South Indian percussion under the tutelage of Sri D Rajagopal at the Temple of Fine Arts, Middle Eastern percussion with Yshai Afterman, and Konnakol with Pete Lockett.