Jeremiah Chong | Violin
Proficient in both Violin and Viola, Jeremiah started learning the violin at the tender age of 3. He achieved the High Scorer Award in Viola by ABRSM 2 years in a row and holds 2 Diplomas in Violin from NAFA and ABRSM. Under the tutelage of Foo Say Ming from the SSO, Jeremiah has participated in various master classes by world-renowned musicians such as Pierre Amoyal, Mayumi Seiler, Alexander Souptel, Maureen Smith and the Australian String Quartet.
Jeremiah graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) as the top scorer in Violin Performance and held the position of Concert Master for the three years he was studying there.
A member of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra since age 12, Jeremiah represented Singapore in 2005 with the SNYO in the 34th International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, winning First Prize in the Symphony Orchestra category. Jeremiah was featured as a soloist with The Cologne New Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Sydney in which Year and was the youngest member of the orchestra then at that time.
Jeremiah has played in many orchestras including the Australian International Summer Orchestra Institute, the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Singapore National Youth Training Orchestra, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (where he was Section Leader), The Cologne New Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and The Philharmonic Orchestra. After gaining extensive experience in solo performance and orchestra playing, Jeremiah now leads his own orchestra, FUSED.
Jeremiah has performed in numerous high profile local events, such as the Official Unveiling of the Chopin Monument in Singapore Botanical Gardens and Berlin Dayz, in remembrance of the Berlin Wall. He was also invited to perform in the 2010 National Environment Agency's Eco Music Challenge Finals and featured in the 17th COMPASS Awards 2012 at Marina Bay Sands. He also performed with the Singapore Lyric Opera at the Grand Opening of Resorts World Sentosa.
In the local pop scene, Jeremiah is a recording artiste and has played for artistes such as Chen Diya, David Tao, Francis Yip, Il Divo, Jeff Chang, Katherine Jenkins, Kerrie Yeo and Sarah Brightman. Jeremiah has also recorded for PISU-18 studios and Dr Liang Wern Fook.