Date: 10 September 2015, Thursday
Venue: Le Quadri Ballroom, North wing campus
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/137538643258223/
Guest Performers include Kenneth Teh (piano) and Bui Yik Ling (soprano)
Kenny Lim Yong Jia started learning the clarinet at the age of 14, he studied under Bohari Sahlan and retrieved his Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 certificate by the age of 18. He then went on to study Foundation in Music in UCSI University Malaysia majoring clarinet under Lawrence Fong. After finishing his foundation studies, he then continued his degree studies in Middlesex University London and majoring clarinet under Janet Hilton.
Being an ex-school band clarinetist, Kenny has huge interests in chamber and orchestral work. In 2012 Yong Jia toured with the Imperial College Sinfonietta to Poděbrady (Czech Republic) performing under conductor Daniel Capps. In 2014, he joined the Symphonic Winds of NSO and had the chance to follow the team in a tour to Taiwan. Recently he had joined the Clarinet quartet KLarion, formed by the members of NSO.
Currently Kenny is a part-time lecturer in UCSI University, University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). He is also a clarinet tutor in Bentley Music Academy.
Kenneth Teh Kien Huat is a native of Petaling Jaya and graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky. Whilst in Russia, he performed regularly in Moscow and St Petersburg. As a chamber pianist he collaborated in various ensembles with musicians from the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) and the chamber orchestra “Moskoviya”. He also made appearances on stage with singers and soloists from the Bolshoi Theatre, Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, Novaya Opera Theatre and the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre.
Since graduating, Kenneth has been actively performing around Malaysia as a soloist, chamber pianist, and accompanist. In 2010 he performed at the Gala Opening Ceremony of the 4th ASEAN International Chopin Competition with the Prima Vista String Quartet at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, and was involved in the 2011 and 2013 International Festivals of Classical Music. He is regularly engaged by the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Russian Centre of Science and Culture to showcase and promote Russian music.
Kenneth is currently a part-time lecturer at the Yamaha Academy of Arts and Music, Kelana Jaya.
Bui Yik Ling from Sabah started her vocal training from 1998. In 2010, Yik Ling graduated from UCSI University with a Bachelor of Music (Hons.) in Classical Music, majoring voice under the tutelage of Ian Lim Kean Seng while studying piano with Elizabeth Lou. Yik Ling was awarded a scholarship by Birmingham Conservatoire where she obtained a Masters in Vocal Performance under the guidance of Margaret Field. During her time in Birmingham she was also tutored by Simon Nichols, Robin Bowman, Jane Robinson, Stephen Barlow and other notable vocal coaches, conductors and singers.
In 2004 she was the 1st runner-up of the Malaysian 4th High School Chinese Traditional Song Singing Competition; 2006 she finished as the 3rd runner-up.