NUS Guitar Ensemble (GENUS)
13 Apr 2019, 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Founded by Cultural Medallion winner Mr. Alex Abisheganaden and currently under the guidance of music director and conductor Dr. Robert Casteels, the National University of Singapore Guitar Ensemble (GENUS), a member of NUS Centre For the Arts, is the region's first Niibori guitar ensemble, and boasts a wide repertoire ranging from major classical works to Japanese anime songs.
A fingerstyle group unique in its exploration of varying shades and tonalities through their set of Niibori guitars of varying pitches, the ensemble comprises 50 members who play differently pitched guitars to achieve an orchestra effect, with percussion added in to complete the musical experience.
In addition to annual showcases, GENUS has collaborated with local alt-rock band The Observatory for Vibrational, the closing show of the National University of Singapore Arts Festival. GENUS has also won local and internal recognition through competitions and overseas exchange programmes. In 2014, the group’s Japanese tour culminated in a concert collaboration with the Niibori Academy’s ensemble.
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