Dr. Mohamed Shahril Bin Mohamed Salleh – Artistic Director
Shahril Salleh (Dr.) is a social scientist researching the cultural formation of the arts in Singapore, with a focus on how agency is imagined and enacted within the confines of the state. He is passionate about advocating for cultural workers as well as championing community music-making in Singapore. Shahril is the founder and Artistic Director of Vox Camerata.
Tan Tiag Yi – Programme Manager
Tan Tiag Yi is a composer, violinist, and arts administrator. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music with First Class Honours at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford in 2021, where he studied composition with Professor Martyn Harry, violin with Caroline Balding and orchestration with Dr. John Traill. A St Anne’s Camerata scholar, he performed actively in termly concerts with St Anne’s Camerata and other musical groups while at university. As a composer, he has participated in reading sessions with oboists Peter Veale and Veda Lin, trombonist Dirk Amrein, pianist Jurg Henneberger, bassoonist Christoph Wichert, soprano Alice Privett, as well as the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Young Composers’ Workshop 2018. Most recently, he was awarded First Prize at the 2021 Benslow Young Composers’ Competition (19-25 years category). World premieres include pieces written for the Atlantic Music Festival (2019), the Southeastern Ensemble for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Sounds (2016), pianist Jongah Yoon and flutist Dr Cheryl Lim (2017), and ADDO Chamber Orchestra (2017). His piece And then the bell tolls… (2018) for clavichord was recorded by Dr. David Bohn as part of the Daniel Blitz Clavichord project and is available on YouTube. Some of his other interests include photography, reading and racket sports.
Adyll Hardy – Programme Manager
Adyll honed his musicianship and singing in numerous award-winning choirs such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) Choir and SYC Ensemble Singers. His craft is deeply rooted in the Kodaly philosophy of music. Under the tutelage of his vocal teacher Thomas Kuek, Adyll achieved a distinction in ATCL Recital in Singing as well as an Advanced Performance Certificate from Trinity College London. Most recently in 2018, he completed his LTCL in Singing. He attained a Diploma in Conducting and ALCM in Conducting from London College of Music in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Adyll received the Tan Ean Kiam Arts award from NUS Centre for the Arts in 2012, which honours individuals who have contributed significantly to the arts community as alumni of NUS. As Music Director of the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Choir since 2013, he has worked with the choir to attain gold and silver awards and the Golden Voices Award at various international choir festivals from 2014-2017. Adyll directs The Graduate Singers (TGS), a semi-professional choral ensemble, which was founded in 2010. In 2017, Adyll led TGS to win 2 Golds in the 5th Vietnam International Competition and emerged as Champions for the Chamber Category. The choir recently participated in the World Choir Games held in South Africa in 2018.
Kevin Chen – Organization Development Manager
Kevin Chen is an Associate Research Fellow in the US Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. He was formerly a Research Analyst under the ASEAN programme at the Asia Competitiveness Institute. Kevin obtained an MSc in International Relations at RSIS, and his research interests include infrastructure investments in ASEAN and Southeast Asia’s response to Great Power competition. An avid participant in school choirs since his primary school day, Kevin likes to sing and volunteers as Vox Camerata’s Organization Development Manager in his spare time.
Zinc Tan – Research Associate
Zinc is a recent graduate of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University with a Second Major in English. Her research interests include the meaning-making processes within new media and the communities involved as a reflection and construction of social norms. She is involved in the research and advocacy activities of Vox Camerata. In her free time, she enjoys rollerskating, drinking tea, watching films, and reading.
Jamie Chan – Arts Manager
A Visual Storyteller based in Asia, Jamie’s visuals are driven by her love for the beauty in human relationships and storytelling. Named “10 of Singapore’s best Young Photographers” by CNNgo, she was selected to take part in the inaugural Junior Shooting Home Workshop 2011. She was also chosen by the National Arts Council that year to represent Singapore as a photojournalist during the annual ASEAN Youth Culture Camp 2011, which took place in Magelang, Indonesia.
Bringing her expertise of visual storytelling to art management, Jamie’s unique skill set of content creation and marketing has led her to produce and direct trailers, handle social media work, and business development for her clients such as the One East Asia Gallery, L’arietta Productions, and many other private clients within the art and design industry. She is at ease with both traditional print and digital mediums, and well-versed with design, layout, and typography.
Jamie believes in teaching and giving back to the community. Thus, she makes time every year to lend her skills to charities and international NGOs such as the Singapore International Foundation, Results in Health (Netherlands), Fondo De Mujeres Del Sur (Argentina), and various animal welfare groups, and teaches Photovoice as a methodology for Outcome Harvesting and Community Empowerment.
When she is not on the road, Jamie blogs at No Foreign Lands; does Muay Thai; plays the cello, and ukulele; speaks five languages, and tries her best to not expand her vintage dress collection.
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Lim Han Quan – Associate Conductor
With music that has been described as ‘a sound world that was ethereal and otherworldly’ and ‘imbued with a spiritual heft to move mountains’ (Chang Tou Liang, The Straits Times), Singaporean Lim Han Quan fuses the classical, contemporary and popular music traditions in his multi-faceted career as a composer, arranger and performer.
Han Quan first started his music education in Yamaha where he took music appreciation classes and specialised in composition, before embarking on formal composition studies under esteemed composer Dr Zechariah Goh at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Under his dedicated tutelage, Han Quan graduated with a Diploma with Distinction (and the Best Graduate Award) in 2017, and first class honours from the joint NAFA-RCM Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree in 2022.
Recent composing accolades include the Honourable Mention Award at the 6th International Choral Composition Competition 2021 based in Tokyo, Japan for his choral work Beauty and Song, and the winner of the 2022 Leong Yoon Pin Composition Competition for his chamber work appear and disappear: jigen wo koeru tabi. His electone work sonic focus was featured in the Yamaha International Highlights Concert 2022.
An avid performer, Han Quan is a 6-time winner of the Yamaha Electone Festival in Singapore, and has represented Singapore in many electone festivals around the Asia-Pacific region with arrangements and compositions. He also recently clinched the 1st prize of the Senior section at the Yamaha Electone Festival Grand Finals in Osaka in December 2022.
Apart from music, Han Quan also completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology in 2020 from The School Of Positive Psychology (Singapore). He strongly believes that music can be used to touch people’s hearts, and hopes to be able to integrate knowledge gained from both fields to better the lives of as many people as possible.
Han Quan is currently a Teaching Assistant at the School of Music of NAFA, and also an Associate Conductor of the Vox Camerata Community Choir.
Sun Boxi – Assistant Conductor
Sun Boxi began his musical journey with the Victoria School Choir, under the tutelage of Mr Nelson Kwei. His time with the choir ignited his passion for choral music. Currently, he is singing with The NUSChoir and The Vocal Consort, and has taken up the position of Associate Conductor in Vox Camerata. He is also currently studying Chinese, Classical Latin and Ancient Greek in the National University of Singapore.
Samantha Wee – Assistant Conductor (On Sabbatical)
Samantha’s journey in choral music began in primary school, when she joined her school choir. Since then, she has sung in numerous choirs, a cappella groups, and musicals. These experiences have also given her numerous opportunities to pick up new skills, such as beatboxing and arranging music. Samantha currently sings with The Graduate Singers, a semi-professional choral ensemble. In her free time, she also enjoys reading and going on nature walks.