About Resound Collective
re:Sound Collective is Singapore’s 1st professional musician-led chamber orchestra focused on small orchestra repertoire. The first concert by re:Sound was on 31st August 2016. Since then the ensemble has presented an average of four concerts a year, collaborating with many top Singaporean musicians, and international soloists and chamber orchestra leaders.
Members of the collective are trained professionals – Singapore’s most talented and dedicated musicians, who share the vision of enriching the classical music landscape by performing at the highest level. Its artistic committee consists of violinists Seah Huan Yuh, Loh Jun Hong, Lee Shimei, Edward Tan, oboist Seow Yibin, and music critic and long-time champion of chamber music Mervin Beng.
It’s humble beginnings took root in May 2015 with an idea of forming a chamber orchestra that would be led by the musicians themselves, and a firm belief that there was room for more concerts for a smaller orchestra setting.
The music performed by re:Sound is centred around the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic periods, but includes 20th century and contemporary works by Bartok, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, John Cage, Philip Glass, György Ligeti, Jonathan Dove, John Corigliano and Stephen Montague.
Renowned guest musicians who have performed with re:Sound include pianists Lim Yan, Melvyn Tan, Dennis Lee, Margaret Leng Tan, violinists Kam Ning, See Ian Ike, Chloe Chua, Mark Gothoni, Pavlo Beznosiuk, cellist Yuko Miyagawa, tenor Thomas Ruud, the Nidaros Cathedral Boys’ Choir, as well as conductors Bjørn Moe, Jason Lai, Lim Soon Lee, Joshua Tan and Enrico Onofri.
The Collective offers an avenue for the growing numbers of highly trained local graduates from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and other top music schools to maintain their artistic edge by regularly performing together at the highest level.
In addition to presenting concerts, the group has plans for more music education and outreach programmes using the highly accessible baroque and classical repertoire as a vehicle to introduce audiences to classical music.
Resound Collective Limited is a registered charity under the Charities Act, and is supported by the National Arts Council under the Seed Grant Scheme for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.