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Ok so I have a question for you all, what questions do you have about conducting or classical music in general? Want to know more about Beethoven? Want to know what a conductor does? Want to know how to become a musician? Let me know by posting here and I'll do my best to post a video and answer all your questions through my YouTube channel! Thanks for the questions KEEP THEM COMING! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jolyn Rachel TangHi, I've got two questions. I'd like to know how you decide on the scores an orchestra plays, especially the pop concerts. (I'm assuming you have the liberty to do that.) And how does one become a conductor? Thanks. =)

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Wandering NessieI'd like to know what exactly a conductor does...on an average day (music-related), one (or two) week(s) before a concert, three days before, on the concert day, on stage, after bump-out... ;-)

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Dimpel BhayaniNot a question but just awe that conductors need to know every single note and part an instrument/ musician plays in an orchestra... For 3 hour operas! I guess there is a question... How do you do it? How do you practise when you don't have the orchestra assembled for you everyday.. Or do you?

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Caren KangHi jason, wat goes thru ur mind when u conduct? And wat inspires u to innovate (concert themes/ audience interaction?)

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Berns ChongHi Jason, how do i encourage & interest my son to practise his violin more? Thks in advance

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Jessica TanYes I'm wanna Bee a Musician like You!!! <3 <3

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Great to be featured in the Singapore edition of The Edge, if you have a moment take a look!

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Ng Hwee Khengbest possible scan outcome, your pic is too big. really hope your supporters can read this at higher visibility. it's a very well written article on the Conducting vocation but briefly what this all means in the music sector. appreciate the sharing on why podium time's limitations made it hard for more student conductors to be trained. Brunei has no formal orchestra but a few intl schools such as Jerudong Intl sch orchestra has performed for royal dignitaries such as Prince Charles. can do some training conducting/performing there?Package and go get your endorsement deal with 100plus or some fancy watch etc to raise more private funding to do more! Best of wishes for 16/17 to come.

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A great week in Malta with the MPO, cant wait to go back and work with this lovely orchestra. The country is steeped in history and you can bump into knights on most corridors....

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Jessica Tannice music round the world

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Wheres Saint-Saëns when you need him? Ill get my cello...

One of passions in my spare time is photography, so, on with my travels with my camera!

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Ng Hwee Khengthere's a duck in the pic. Feels like a scene here www.youtube.com/watch?v=m735o_eEwgg

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Albert TiuThe Swine!

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Looking forward to working with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, if youre there on April 29/30th come along and have a listen! First time visiting Malta and not only do I get to meet a new orchestra I also get to see a beautiful country...

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Sarah TangSee you there! X

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Was lovely being interviewed by Jo Tan for a profile in The A-List, the arts magazine for Singapore...

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Sarah SanthanaAgree with you Jason! The article is a well written..taken right out of your mouth! And some parts like "thinking outside the box" is very important even for those who are professionals..instrumentalists and vocalists. Sometimes it becomes regimental and if we want the next generation to follow through, they will definitely need fresh ideas and not all theoretical.😊

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Caroline HardingLovely article about a VERY lovely friend! axxxxx

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Albert TiuGo J-La!

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Ng Hwee Khenggreat cut out article scanned via HP Laserjet 100 color MFP.

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Mirjam Everslove the shoes, Jase!!

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Thrilled to announce the debut concert of Singapores newest chamber orchestra re:SOUND. Well be performing at the Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore on August 31st. Come and join us for Mozart, Stravinsky and Schubert...see you there!

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Ng Hwee KhengCongrats-Am sure all the seats will be filled. Besides the usual channels like major media events listing, sistic, etc, there are other free channels for promo. Am sure you'll be in invited for press, interviews radio TV etc. practice a few lines of mandarin to get on good morning TV. Good luck and look forward to more visuals to pass info on. Some links I use www.eventfinda.sg www.insing.com www.smtasingapore.com a-list.sg www.expatliving.sg

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Jason Lai Conductor shared Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music's video.

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Really looking forward to hearing the YSTCO and Lan Shui tonight when they perform Shostakovich and Mozart. Deeply proud of what the students have achieved and this concert promises to be brilliant end to a busy year! Please join us at Esplanade 7.30....
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Join Singapore Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Lan Shui, as he conducts the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra for the first time. Tonight’s programme features the delightful Sinfonia Concertante by Mozart, featuring faculty members Qian Zhou and Zhang Manchin as soloists. The orchestra will then perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful, tragic and savage masterpiece: Symphony No. 10. Often referred to as Shostakovich’s “portrait of Stalin”, this is the first symphonic work written after the composer’s denunciation in 1948. Limited tickets available! sistic.com.sg/events/mozart0416 Video by: Maggie Wei

Project Symphony needs you!

Thrilled to announce that the Singapore arts channel Okto have commissioned a series in which I set up and conduct a community orchestra. The series is due to air later this year but first I [...]

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One of the 25 Men We Love in the December issue of Nuyou

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NUYOU TIME 2015 wanted to know how I spend my time so we talked about how I started to conduct, how much time I spend thinking about music, and what I did in my spare [...]

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Backstage with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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Jason Lai conducts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Tallis Fantasia by Vaughan Williams performed as part of a Discovering Music concert with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

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