Tenor Jeremy Koh is the first Singaporean to win the Tan Ngiang Kaw/Tan Ngiang Ann Memorial Vocal Competition. While abroad, he received the certificate of special mention and bronze award at the Bangkok Opera Foundation’s 5th International Singing Competition (2013).
Jeremy’s operatic endeavours include Raoul de St. Brioche (The Merry Widow), Bastien (Bastien und Bastienne), Gingerbread Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Kornélis (La Princesse Jaune), and He from the world premiére of Nicole Murphy’s The Kamikaze Mind. As a concert soloist, he has sung in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, and the world premiere of Goh Toh Chai’s Song of the Rising Wind.
Jeremy has enjoyed collaborations with maestro Lim Yau, Ashley Solomon, Volker Hartung, Somtow Sucharitkul, Joshua Kangming Tan, and Robert Casteels, with organisations such as the Singapore Lyric Opera, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre, New Opera Singapore, NAFA Symphony Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company, Flamenco Sin Fronteras and chamber•sounds.
Whilst developing as a performer, Jeremy believes in giving back through education and outreach efforts. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at the School of Music, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and also teaches at the National Silver Academy, United World College Southeast Asia (East Campus) and Intune Music School.
Working closely with the Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre, Jeremy has brought innovative programmes to audiences at unconventional spaces in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Jeremy has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music after receiving a diploma in music from NAFA. He has studied with tenors Lim Shieh Yih, Justin Lavender, Nicholas Sears, soprano Jessica Chen and baritone Stephen Roberts. For more information, please visit www.jeremykoh.com.
(Artist Bio updated on 08th Oct 2016)