THE ARTISTS ACADEMY FLUTE QUARTET MUSICIANS
Loh Wan Shan
A graduate of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, Ms Loh Wan Shan was awarded the Bachelor of Music with Honours, majoring in Piano Performance. Wan Shan was on a scholarship and was on the Dean’s List during her candidature in the conservatory. Upon graduation, she has been much sought after as a piano accompanist by many performers, competition participants and students taking auditions and examinations. Her recent accompaniment projects included performances by Steven Mead, world-renowned euphonium soloist and Meyrick Alexander, principal bassoonist of the Philharmonic Orchestra. Her involvement with music began at a very young age on the piano, later extending to the violin at the age of 9. Wanshan also teaches piano, theory and aural, and performs on the flute often. She is currently the leader of the Artists Academy Flute Quartet.
Paul Huang started his music education with learning the piano since 8. From 2002, he started to perform as a flutist regularly. During his years in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) he pursued a career as a military musician. With the SAF Bands, Paul travelled to several countries such as China and Canada to perform at an international level. In 2010, he left the SAF Bands to further his study in music at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). In 2013 he graduated from NAFA with a diploma in music with distinction. In the same year he formed é3rio with his colleagues to perform regularly in Singapore and Malaysia. Paul is currently a student of the RCM-NAFA degree program, and is actively participating in many musical events within and beyond NAFA.
A recipient of the OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship, Jeremy is pursuing a degree in Flute at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. An avid performer, he has played with The Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Music Makers and The Singapore Lyric Opera. Jeremy is also passionate in bringing to the local audiences European dance music from the early 20th century, and often arranges these pieces for different ensembles.
Playing the piano and flute since ages 4 and 8 respectively, Rachel’s love for music has never stopped and music has become an integral part of her life. She is currently a full time undergraduate student at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, majoring in Flute Performance under the tutelage of Jin Ta, Principal Flutist of Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
A member of Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) since 2005, Rachel also performs very frequently with SNYO in their local concerts and overseas festivals. Furthermore, Rachel has taken part in various flute masterclasses by renown flutists from all over the world such as Prof Michael Hasel, flautist and piccoloist of Berlin Philharmonic, Philippe Pierlot, Principal Flute of L’orchestre Nationale de France and Lorna McGhee, Principal Flute of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She was also one of the three who were selected to participate in a flute masterclass by Andrea Griminelli in Reggio Emilia, Italy sponsored by LANXESS under the LANXESS-SNYO Classics scheme.
Additionally, Rachel is part of the Flute Association Singapore’s Flute Ensemble, who performs at the annual flute festival in Singapore, and Artist Academy’s Resident Flute Quartet, The Flying Flutes. She has also been a guest player for Windstars Ensemble, Singapore Wind Symphony, as well as French band 5 Streams at the Singapore Night Festival in 2013. Rachel also made a guest appearance on oktolive!, an educational television programme produced by MediaCorp teaching the hosts of the show how to play the flute.
Being able to make music with various groups of musicians who share the same passion, Rachel thoroughly enjoys being an avid performer in the music scene in Singapore and abroad as she believes that music has the power to touch the lives of others. She hopes to be able to continue to share the joy of music to the community through the music she makes.