Seow Yibin

Collaborative Artist

Seow Yibin

Associate Conductor

Orchestra of the Music Makers, Singapore

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BIOGRAPHY

Seow Yibin is a Singaporean oboist and conductor. He is currently the Associate Conductor of the Orchestra of the Music Makers, a guest principal oboist of Chamber Philharmonic Taipei, and the conductor of the concert bands of National Junior College (Junior High) and Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) in Singapore.

While based in Europe, he served as the conductor of the Junior Royal Northern College of Music (UK), the principal guest conductor of North Cheshire Wind Orchestra (UK) and the conductor of the Musikgesellschaft Harmonie Büsserach (Switzerland).

Yibin has conducted at the Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise festival and BBC Radio 3 live broadcasts, and guest conducted bands, including the Blasorchester Südwind (Germany), Zürcher Jugendblasorchester u25 (Switzerland) and the Sociedade Filarmónica Palmelense “Loureiros”” (Portugal). He has worked extensively with British Orchestras, such as Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockport Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata.

In Singapore, he has conducted prominent musical groups, such as The Philharmonic Winds, Orchestra Collective, Singapore Wind Symphony and the Windstars Ensemble. As a keen educator, he has also presented an eight-week radio series The Concert Band Programme (broadcasted on Symphony 92.4 FM), led workshops at the Singapore Woodwind Festival, and given conducting masterclasses at National Junior College. He currently authors articles for The Band Post.

Yibin began his oboe studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore) before furthering his study with Emanuel Abbühl at Musik-Akademie Basel (Switzerland), where he also pursued Wind Band Conducting studies with Felix Hauswirth. He subsequently joined the Royal Northern College of Music, studying Orchestral Conducting under Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. He has also participated in conducting masterclasses with Juanjo Mena, Jac van Steen, Tim Reynish, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Manuel Nawri.

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