Chia Cheng Kok

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Chia Cheng Kok

Principal Percussion

National Symphony Orchestra, Malaysia

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Chia Cheng Kok is currently working as a percussionist/ timpanist in the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) based in Istana Budaya, Malaysia. He is also music educator of various school and university orchestras

As an active percussionist, Chia has either performed or conducted in numerous concerts, music festivals and commercial video shooting such as the Japan International Music Festival (Tokyo), Japan Shizuoka Symphonic Band Music festival, Jiayi City International Music Festival (Taiwan). He also played ensemble music, chamber music, musicals and opera theatre with Asian China Youth Symphony Orchestra at Cambodia (Angkor Wat), Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), PJ Youth Symphony Band, KLpac Symphony Band and other orchestras/bands. Chia recently has been invited as soloist in double percussion concerto with Professional Cultural Chinese Orchestra (PCCO).

In year 2013, Chia founded the pioneer percussion ensemble in Malaysia, Percussion Ensemble of National Symphony Orchestra (PENSO) with the support of the National Symphony Orchestra, Malaysia and J.S. Music. PENSO comprises of eleven members who are mostly teachers and university students.In year 2015 and 2017, PENSO had won the champion in Winter Guard International (WGI) in International Open Categories and National Open Categories in Malaysia with the collaboration with the well-know drumline Batteryheadz. Besides that, PENSO also had a collaboration concert with well-known percussion ensemble from Singapore, the Singapore Wind Symphony Percussion Ensemble (SWSPE).


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