(Logo design by Zhong Han)
Artsylum Quartet currently comprises of Ng Wei Ping, Chia Jit Min, Christoven Tan and Elizabeth Tan, and crossing over best describes what they do. While they started out playing classical quartet works, they have also performed Chinese classics, Disney and Japanese animation music, Broadway tunes, jazz and opera favorites, as well as numerous original compositions by budding and established local composers. Artsylum Quartet has also collaborated with local rock musicians Jack and Rai and 53A, US-based theremin player Ong Shueh-li, and was Artiste-in-Residence with Odyssey Dance Theatre for 2010/11.
Past outreach efforts of the quartet include holding a concert introducing string quartet music at the Singapore Boys’ Home in 2009, and conducting a 10-week course in violin and cello performance for the residents there, which culminated in a concert at the end of the 10 weeks.
The name was scribbled on a napkin in a random restaurant and has stuck since July 2008
We are officially registered as a Singapore string quartet.
Our debut performance was on 1st April 2005, for the Singapore Chamber Music Festival Masterclass. We played the last movement of Haydn's Emperor's Quartet.
We were T.H.E (The Haydn Emperor's) Quartet from 2005 to June 2008.
Our coach is Mr Leslie Tan of the T'ang Quartet.
We are a friendly bunch.