THE STRAITS ENSEMBLE

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Comprising a String Quartet, Oud, Sanxian and World Percussion, the Straits Ensemble navigates the rich tapestry of our heritage and taps on a global kampung spirit to celebrate diversity.
 
Drawing from the rich landscapes of folk and world music, TSE is a 9-piece fusion group that plays original compositions and arrangements of heavy asian-flavoured music.

Created by Singaporean composer Felix Phang, this project is an exploration of the cultural identity of his multicultural home that continues to surprise him everyday.

Curated Musicians
These musicians are carefully curated for this ensemble based on their knowledge, experience and perspective of music. Also being strong improvisers, they are sensitive to nuances in idiomatic tendencies.
The Straits Ensemble (Strings)

Kailin Yong

Violin

Kim Eun Hyung

Violin/Harmonium

Lim Chun

Violin & Viola

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Tan Wen-Bin

Cello

Ethnic & Percussion
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Azrin Abdullah

Oud/Gambus

Derek

Tham Wai Kait Derrick

Ruan/Sanxian

Govin Tan

Govin Tan

Tablas & Percussion

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Aksara Thiru

Percussion