First introduced to the Double Bass during upon joining the school's Chinese Orchestra, little did he know that this will be his career 20 years down the road.


Being an avid educator, Thomas is currently the coach for the Chinese Orchestras of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, National Junior College, Catholic High School(Primary), Elias Park Primary School and Chongfu School. Most of which are awarded distinctions in Singapore Youth Festivals.


With extensive engagement opportunities, he had the chance to work with a wide variety of music ensembles such as Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company, The TENG Ensemble, Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and The Philharmonic Orchestra, that has taken him to Vienna, Salzburg, China and Taiwan throughout his performing years. 


During his National Service from 2005 to 2007, Thomas served as a Double Bass Musician under Singapore Armed Forces Music & Drama Company where he explored more musical forms like jazz, classic rock and Shanghai opera, further honing his ensemble performance skills through a wide spectrum of instrumental combinations with different ensemble settings.



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