Foo Say Ming | Advisor
A member of the SSO since 1990, Foo Say Ming works extensively with young musicians of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LaSalle-SIA. As soloist, Say Ming has performed with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (Switzerland), the RCM Sinfonietta (London), the SSO and the SNYO.
As a chamber musician and recitalist, he has collaborated with eminent local muscians and renowned pianists such as Dennis Lee and Pascal Rogue, as well as local composers Kelly Tang and Ho Chee Kong. Awards he has won include First Prizes in Violin and Ensemble (Open Categories) at the Fourth National Music Competition. He was also honoured with the Best Performer Award.
Under former SSO Concertmaster, Pavel Prantl, he was awarded a PSC-SSO scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. During this time, he won several prizes, notably The Margerie & Arnold Ziff Prize for outstanding graduation recital, a Concerto Prize, an Exhibition Prize and the WH Reed Prize. A recipient of a Monte de Paschi Summer Scholarship, he studied at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna (Italy) with Boris Belkin in 1987. In 1994, he was accepted into the class of great violinist Pierre Amoyal at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (Switzerland), where he was conferred Virtuosite (Premier Prix avec Felicitations du Jury).