PHANG KOK JUN
Known to be a “multifaceted composer”, Phang Kok Jun has a diverse repertoire that spans across many genres including concert music, theatre, and multimedia. Drawing influences from a wide variety of musical styles as well as from growing up in the energetic and culturally diverse Singapore, Kok Jun has been described as a composer who “comfortably melds Chinese, Western and popular idioms to excellent effect”. An award-winning composer both locally and internationally.

Kok Jun had been dubbed by The Straits Times as one of “30 rising stars under 30” in Singapore’s arts, entertainment and lifestyle. He is currently Composer-in-Residence and huqin musician of Ding Yi Music Company (DYMC), and is featured in major productions around the world, working with international orchestras, theatre companies, chamber groups, directors, conductors and soloists.

Kok Jun read music composition at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), National University of Singapore and as well as the Peabody Conservatory of Music, both under full scholarship from YSTCM. Principal composition teachers include Eric Watson, Ho Chee Kong, Oscar Bettison and Kevin Puts.

Phang Kok Jun has written many ensemble music for Rave Harps Ensemble and will be writing a Duet piece for Harp and Flute this year in 2019 based on Singapore Scenes of Toa Payoh, Keppel and Shenton Way.