Friday, 31 July 2015

Photos from Book Launch of FROM CLEMENTI TO CARNEGIE, Autobiography of Singaporean Violinist SIOW LEE CHIN

Singaporean virtuoso violinist Siow Lee Chin's autobiography From Clementi To Carnegie was officially launched today (Friday, 31 July 2015) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. 

It was already on sale last week at the Singapore National Youth Orchestra / Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra concert at Esplanade Concert Hall last week, where she had given a concerto performance. It was also seen on the shelves of Books Kinokuniya over the weekend. This is an inspirational book of sorts, so buy it to find out how one becomes a Singaporean cultural icon!

Siow Lee Chin made her opening speech,
thanking all the guests and people who made
her musical journey a reality.
From girl next door to Miss Va-va-voom!
With the movers and shakers of Singapore's cultural scene:
Esplanade CEO Benson Phua, NAC CEO Cathy Lai,

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory head Bernard Lanskey,
Keppel Corp President Choo Chiau Beng
and humourist Sylvia "Eh, Goondu!" Toh Paik Choo.
With jazz supremo Jeremy Monteiro
& former Singapore Arts Festival boss Goh Ching Lee. 
Journalist and Lianhe Zaobao editor Hu Wenyan, 
Goh Ching Lee, Lau Wei Yi  and SSO violinist Karen Tan.
Singapore's champion sportsmen Ang Peng Siong
and C.Kunalan with their spouses.
Lee Chin's brother Dr Siow Yew Nam
and their mother Mdm Choong Siew Kum.
My little contribution to the book,
and how thrilled I was to find it placed
just below Gary Graffman's tribute!

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