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Tan Qing Lun
Co-Founder / Creative Director
Tan Qing Lun is a multi-flute soloist whose performance embodies the cultural diversity of his home, Singapore. He was recently nominated in July 2015 by The Strait Times as “30 Rising Stars under 30” in Singapore’s arts, entertainment and lifestyle scene.
Qing Lun graduated with Masters in Chinese Music (Dizi) from Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the National Arts Council (NAC) scholarship in which he extensively researched on his thesis, “A Study of Chinese and Indian flutes: Their past and future development in Singapore”.
This proposal was a culmination of his passion, and a reflection of his endeavour to shape his personal yet unique and localized music voice. Upon convocation, he staged a full-house solo recital “Voices of Tomorrow” at the Esplanade, which received incredible reviews by patrons and the media.
Besides being an award-winning Dizi and Indian flute artist, his efforts and contributions to the flute music industry in Singapore was highly acclaimed when he inaugurated Singapore’s first Dizi Festival last month (July 2015).
As producer of this phenomenal occasion, he conceived a three-day event packed with twelve engaging programs including two full-house concerts held at Singapore Conference Hall. Qing Lun also performed as a Conductor and Soloist when he led as the Festival Director.
Being one of the co-founder of Ding Yi Music Company, Qing Lun initiated Ding Yi Youth Ensemble in 2014 and had successfully led the youth to 1st place in NAC’s National Chinese Music Competition 2014 (Open Category).
Identified as an outstanding musician, Qing Lun is also dedicated to his passion in Conducting where he took numerous professional courses and masterclasses in China, Taiwan and Singapore.
Highlighting one of his pursue, Qing Lun was selected as one of the only three representatives to learn exclusively from Music Director Mr. Yan Hui Chang; and had the opportunity to conduct Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He also receives mentorship from renowned conductor Dr. Tay Teow Kiat, Mr Quek Ling Kiong and Dr. Ku Pao Wen.
Qing Lun now conducts for Ding Yi Youth Ensemble and is also the music director and conductor for Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) Chinese Orchestra. He also serves as Council member of the Singapore Chinese Music Federation, Secretary of the Singapore Dizi Society, full-time musician for Ding Yi Music Company.
He is also teaching at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Young Actively performing, educating and cultivating. Qing Lun hopes to reach out to more people in Singapore and music lovers around the world with his music.
Tan Wan Lin
Manager of Ocarina House/ Ocarinist
Tan Wan Lin, founder of Ocarina House has conducted extensive workshops since the group was founded in 2014.
She believes that through Ocarina, it will bring family and friends closer together because it is fun and easy to learn this instrument.
Not only will it be a great bonding opportunity to build stronger, trusting ties through music learning, Ocarina also allows anyone (between age 3 – 80 years old) to learn even with no musical background.
She has conducted workshops organised by the Central Singapore CDC, has also led classes to successful performances at various festive occasions since 2014.
Under her guidance, Ocarina House has also performed in many events like River Hongbao 2015, 2016 & 2017, Earth Hour, and many celebratory events.
Wan Lin was also a featured Artist-of-the-Month at Esplanade Library during the month of February 2017. During the same event, Wan Lin released her first ocarina EP, titled "Azure".