About UsSelangor Philharmonic Orchestra At A Glance
The Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) was founded in February 2012 by Mr. Chan Ling Chee. The orchestra is a community orchestra with a vision of promoting and spreading the beauty of classical music in Selangor, educating and training young musicians to appreciate large scale performance and organization, and discovering new talent and providing them an opportunity to perform in concert.
SPO initially started with a small group of enthusiastic musicians. Under the guidance of our Musical Director, Mr Chan Ling Chee, SPO has grown substantially and now unites together some 200 talented musicians under one baton! We have also given birth to two satellite musical groups: the Selangor Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as well as the Selangor Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, both of whom had their inaugural concert in 2016. While SPO focuses primarily on formal classical music, the orchestra also performs a wide range of instrumental pieces including soundtracks and folk music, in addition to community outreach programs.
SPO is pleased to have collaborated with nationally acclaimed soloists and will continue endeavouring to provide a platform for our local classical musicians to perform and share wonderful music for the benefit of the community.
We welcome you to journey with us!
Renowned Soloists of SPO
Mr James Ng
A student of the Cello Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore) and won 1st prize at the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage Chamber Music Competition, Malaysia. He’s also one of the original members of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO).
Mr Andrew Ng
A member of Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra(MPYO), and won 1st prize in the Violin Competition hosted by Malaysian Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage in 2007. He achieved 2nd place in the 3rd ASEAN International Concerto Competition, Jakarta in 2009.
Mr Loo Bang Hean
Mr. Loo obtained 1st prize at the First National Mozart Piano Competition in Penang and obtained scholarship from ABRSM to study at Royal College of Music (RCM), London. He graduated with 1st class honour and won numerous prizes at RCM. He is often invited to play in MPO’s Chamber Concert series at the Dewan Filharmonik Pertronas, KLCC and has also performed in many countries, namely, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Korea, United Kingdom and Italy.
Ms Oh Yann Shie
Ms Oh holds a Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and won 3rd prize winner at the 2008 Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris. She was Assistant Stage Manager for both Mariinsky Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet from Russia, collaborated with Malaysia’s leading violist specializing in Baroque music Mr. Andrew Filmer (in 2014).
Mr Low Chyh Shen
Obtained a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and attended the Art of Piano Summer Festival in United States. He also participated in the Winter Music Camp at the Yehudi Menuhin School, England (in 2010) and won 3rd place in the Ohio Music Teachers Association- Graves Young Artist Piano Competition. Besides, he was a soloist with the Miami University Symphony Orchestra after winning the Miami University Concerto Competition and also a Winner of 2012 – 2013 Havighurst Concerto Prize.
Mr Kenneth Teh
Mr Teh is a Member of the Moscow State Conservatory. He performed regularly in concert halls around the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, collaborated with musicians from the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) and the chamber orchestra “Moskoviya”. On top of that, he has been actively performing at various concerts, festivals and workshops around Malaysia both as soloist, chamber pianist and accompanist.
Mr Vincent Ong
A young performer who made his appearance at the 3rd International Festival of Classical Music “East meets West” organized by Chopin Society Malaysia. He participated in The 14th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in 2014, Germany, and he was the 1st Runner Up for Steinway Malaysia Youth Piano Competition in the same year. He also made his Debut Piano Solo Recital organized by ProMusica in Penang, Malaysia in 2013.
Mr Ng Chong Lim
A Pianist and composer who studied at the Royal College of Music (RCM, London) and a winner of the Malaysian National Piano Competition in 1993. He was also a Prize winner of the Royal Overseas League Competition, Anthony Saltmarsch Junior Fellowship (RCM). He is also a member of music faculty of Universiti Malaya in Malaysia and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.