Malaysian Wind Music Prize 2022, Double Reed Weekend 2023
Sho Yong Shuen, a Penang-born musician, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree in Oboe Performance at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, under the direction of Rachel Walker and Carolyn Hollier, oboists of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Yong Shuen began playing the violin at the age of five, and the oboe in high school wind orchestras at the age of thirteen. As soon as she graduated from high school, her love for the oboe blossomed, which led her to study with Lee Chun Howe. Her devotion to the oboe has opened doors for her to perform with the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the YST Conservatory Orchestra. Besides playing the oboe, her passion for music education has led her to be part of the core team of The Rondo Production, one of the leading arts organisations in Malaysia.