Motets and Madrigals
9 Dec 2017, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Experience a style of music from the 16th century that highlights the expressiveness of words used in singing. This group of choral enthusiasts—consisting of Cassandra Chen (soprano), Glenn Wong (counter-tenor), Kane Teo (tenor) and Aaron Tay (bass)—first came together through singing in Nelson Kwei’s choirs, and began exploring early music together.
Kane Teo won First Prize at the John Ireland Prize Competition in the UK. Teo studied at the London College of Music for his Masters of Music in Performance under Anthony Roden and was coached by Stephen Rose, before furthering his studies at the Royal Academy Of Music for his Master of Arts degree under the guidance of Ryland Davies and coaching by Audrey Hyland.
Glenn Wong is a countertenor from Singapore, where he trained under sopranos Yee Ee Ping and Jeong Ae Ree. Abroad, he has benefitted from classes with Izabela Klosinska at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Wong performs for the Liszt Society every year in Budapest as part of the annual Liszt week. In 2015, Wong was selected to participate in the Oxford Lieder Festival, in a masterclass led by renowned countertenor, James Bowman, CBE. Since arriving in Oxford in 2013, Wong has been a pupil of Professor Nicholas Clapton (RAM).
Esplanade Festival Corner
1 Esplanade Drive