Phang Kok Jun
A multifaceted composer, Phang Kok Jun has a diverse repertoire that spans across many styles and genres. His music stems not only from Western music traditions but also displays his Chinese music background as well as influences from growing up in the energetic and culturally diverse Singapore. Dubbed by The Straits Times as one of “30 rising stars under 30” in Singapore’s arts, entertainment and lifestyle, Kok Jun is making waves in both Singapore and around the world, being featured in major concerts and festivals, working with international orchestras, chamber groups, conductors and soloists.
He read music composition at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, and is currently Composer-in-Residence and huqin musician of the Ding Yi Music Company. Principal composition teachers include Eric Watson, Ho Chee Kong, Oscar Bettison andKevin Puts.