Joyce Chan | Violin
Born into a musical family, Joyce started lessons on the Piano and Violin at the tender age of 3 at Yamaha Music School. Upon achieving her Grade 8 certification in Violin, she was accepted into the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Young Talents. She holds ATCL and LTCL certification in Performance from Trinity College London.
An experienced violin teacher and seasoned performer, Joyce received a performing scholarship with the Australian International Summer Orchestra Institute (AISOI) and European Youth Orchestra in 2006 and 2007. An outstanding student at the Suzuki Music School, she was selected to attend masterclasses by Mr Yasuki Nakamura, the President of Suzuki Music School.
In 1993, Joyce was awarded the top prize in the Junior Category at the 9th National Music Competition organized by the National Arts Council. She has enjoyed performing since young and was part of the violin ensemble that performed for the late, then Senior Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew during the National Tribute dinner.
Joyce has also performed with the NAFA Orchestra and String Ensemble and is an active member of The Philharmonic Orchestra, a project initiated by Maestro Lim Yau (Resident Conductor of the SSO). As an active performer, Joyce has had the privilege of working under the baton of well-known conductors including Lim Yau, Chan Tze Law (Associate Director of Singapore's Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music), Peter Esswood (Head of Strings, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) , Leo Philips, Geoffrey Lancaster and Volker Hartung (Resident Conductor of NAFA) .