Alan Choo

While others his age are only just starting out in their careers, Alan Choo already has an impressive track record of concert performances, various accolades including the 2014 Goh Soon Tioe Centenary award and two Masters degrees in Violin Performance and Early Music from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “I love the feeling of communicating my emotions and connecting with the audience through the unspoken language that is music. There is something very magical when a connection is established between performer and audience, and when that happens, I am reminded of why I do what I do,” says Choo, who, at the age of 15, was admitted into the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore.

He is currently pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma in Violin Performance at Peabody and will perform with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra later this month. “[My] accomplishments have taught me to never give up and to persevere for the sake of my art,” he says.