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Thomas Yao





NP Student Awards

CCA Coach Award


Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra

External Tutor (Double Bass)

2019 - Present

The TENG Academy

Double Bass Exam Syllabus Editor


National Chinese Music Competition

Certificate of Distinction - 1st Prize




Maha Bodhi School

Apr 2023 - Present

Catholic High School (Secondary) Symphonic Band

Jan 2023 - Present

Rosyth School Chinese Orchestra

Jan 2019 - Present

Ngee Ann Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra

Jul 2018 - Present

Catholic High School (Primary) Chinese Orchestra

Aug 2014 - Present

Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) Chinese Orchestra

Jan 2020 - Apr 2023

Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore String Orchestra

Apr 2016 - Dec 2022


Elias Park Primary School Chinese Orchestra

Jul 2014 - Dec 2022

CHIJ (Kellock) String Ensemble

Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Chinese Orchestra

Jan 2015 - Dec 2019

Singapore Foochow Association Chinese Orchestra

Apr 2018 - Jul 2019


National Junior College Chinese Orchestra

May 2014 - Dec 2018

Woodgrove Secondary School Concert Band

Jun 2016 - Jun 2017

Boon Lay Garden Primary School Chinese Orchestra

Jan 2017 - May 2018


Chongfu School Chinese Orchestra

Jan 2014 - Apr 2017

Sembawang Primary School Chinese Orchestra

Jun 2016 - Dec 2016


Marsiling Secondary School Chinese Orchestra

Jan 2014 - Dec 2015


Hong Wen School Chinese Orchestra

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013


Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) Chinese Orchestra

2002 - 2004


Performance & Musical


Singapore Lyric Opera

Tutti Double Bass 

Nov 2017 - Present

Salient Strings LLP

Double Bass Instructor

Jan 2014 - Present



Founding Member, Resident Music Arranger, Double Bassist

Jun 2013 - Present


Ding Yi Music Company

Freelance Double Bassist

Jul 2012 - Dec 2013


Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Freelance Musician

Sep 2008


Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company

Double Bassist

Dec 2004 – Dec 2006


Singapore National Youth Orchestra

Double Bass Section Leader

Jan 2001 – Jul 2005


Trotting Horses Digital Presentation

Siong Leng Musical Association

Feb 2022

Hear You Later Digital Concert

Hear You Later Chinese Music Ensemble

May 2020

Hear You Later Digital Concert

Hear You Later Chinese Music Ensemble

May 2020

Open Score Project

Open Score Project Syncretic Music Ensemble

May 2018

American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra

Mar 2018

OMM10: Discover

Orchestra of Music Makers
Jan 2018

Singapore Lyric Opera Gala Concert: Unrequited Love

Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra
Nov 2017

Himiko: Memories of the Sun Goddess, A Production by Suntory Hall (Japan)

The Esplanade Co. Ltd.
May 2016


The Mazu Chronicle: Crossing the Maritime Silk Road

The Philharmonic Orchestra & The ARTS FISSION Company

Aug 2015

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