Teacher Yu Xun
Yu Xun started playing Dizi at 8 years old in Catholic High Primary School Chinese Orchestra. His musical journey continued throughout his secondary school days and attained Diploma in Dizi grading examination from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (2014), under the tutelage of Miss Joyce Poh.
During his time in Temasek Polytechnic, Yu Xun joined and performed regularly with Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra under the baton of Mr Yang Ji Wei. He also held a position in the main committee, and was actively involved in the instrumentation logistics for concerts and public-facing events. And most recently, a member of Cheng San Chinese Orchestra (2017) under the guidance of Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) musician – Mr Lee Heng Quee.
Yu Xun is well versed to various performance settings, and here are some of his portfolio highlights: Competing in the National Chinese Music Competition Youth Solo Category (2014), performing a duet piece, 跑旱船, that displays the tonal versatility and technical articulation of Dizi (TPCO Annual Concert, 2016). Furthermore, Yu Xun also engages and gives back to the community with musical performances for the special needs (Institute of Mental Health, 2015). He had the honour of being one of the soloists for the Grand Opening of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) in 2017.
Yu Xun hopes to inspire more individuals to appreciate Chinese traditional music for its cultural and musical flair, and relish in the process of music learning.
NAFA Dizi Diploma
NUS Dizi Grade 8