ADDRESS45 Maxwell Road, Singapore
ADDRESS DETAILSPiano Park at The URA Centre
TIMEMarch 23, 2018
1:05 PM - 1:10 PM
Classical music is the lifelong passion of Music & Makan’s founder, Beverly Hiong. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, Beverly returned to her passion and pursued additional studies in cello performance at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore).
Consequently, Beverly was selected to be a Sistema Fellow at the New England Conservatory (Boston), where she studied intensive group-based music education youth development programmes across the United States. Beverly also had the opportunity to teach music in a month long residency in El Sistema (a nation-wide music education programme) in Venezuela, and was privileged to experience the immense power that music had to connect and build communities.
In 2012, based on her firm belief that classical music can be appreciated by everyone if it is presented in an engaging and relevant manner, Beverly founded Music and Makan to share her love for music with the wider public through innovative audience engagement techniques. She is a passionate advocate for Singapore’s brilliant classical musicians to be heard and understood by the wider public and continues to seek out and create opportunities for them to engage in a performance dialogue with new audiences – a stepping stone in her relentless pursuit of bringing communities together through the arts.