Concordia Quartet

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Concordia Quartet debuted in February 2020 with four prize-winning musicians – Edward Tan, Kim Kyu Ri, Matthias Östringer and Theophilus Tan.

It was formed to bring chamber music in the string quartet form to greater audiences, sharing in Resound Collective’s vision of enriching the classical music landscape by performing at the highest level.

Following their debut, Concordia Quartet was part of the cast in Wild Rice’s The Importance of Being Earnest. It also staged two online live-streamed virtual concerts in June and September 2020. In 2021, the quartet performed in a wind quintet ensemble, and various light-hearted events such as Valentine’s Day at the National Orchid Garden, and a year-end Christmas performance at the Gardens by the Bay. They also launched their second live concert with an audience, “Soaring with the Wind” in October 2021.


2 years on, new transitions

As of March 2022, we look ahead to new plans! For the first half of the year, our second violinist, Kim Kyu-Ri will complete her final semester of studies in the US. During this interim period, the quartet has invited locally acclaimed composer and pianist, Jonathan Shin, to join and form a piano quartet, allowing them to explore more exciting repertoire.

We welcome cellist Lin Juan to join the quartet, and bade our founding cellist Theophilus Tan the best in his next musical endeavor. Having been with us from Day One, the quartet will remember many of their founding memories and behind-the-scenes rehearsals together.

The Concordia Piano Quartet plans to work on outreach, with the hope of bringing more listeners to experience the joy of chamber music.


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