Loi Ee Vian
Loi Ee Vian is currently a ruan and liuqin musician with Ding Yi Music Company and she has been performing extensively with the ensemble locally and internationally since 2014. Loi started learning the ruan in 2007 under the guidance of Xu Yiping and since 2009, she has been under the tutelage of Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) liuqin musician Seetoh Poh Lam in both ruan and liuqin and mentorship from Professor Zhang Xin Hua from Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing and renowned liuqin musician Tang Yi Wen.
In 2016, Loi graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) with a Bachelors of Music (second upper class honours), jointly conferred by NAFA and the Royal College of Music, London and prior to that, she attained her Diploma in Music in 2014. During her course of study, she was a recipient of the Ngee Ann Kongsi Entry Merit Award, NAFA Student Aid Award and Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts and Cultural Award.
Loi was a member of the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO) from 2009 to 2014, and the first liuqin member since SNYCO inauguration to be selected to perform a concerto accompanied by SCO, in SNYCO annual concert, Dauntless Spirit 2013. Her rendition of the famous liuqin concerto, Melody on a Moonlit River received rave reviews.
As a well sought-after musician, Loi has been a guest musician with many esteemed performing arts organisations, such as SCO, Singapore Ruan Chamber Ensemble and the People’s Association Youth Chinese Orchestra. Being a dedicated educator, she is actively teaching in schools and students under her private coaching have achieved outstanding results in instrumental grading as well as successful admission into prestige schools under the MOE Direct School Admission exercise.