Tenor Jeremy Koh is the first Singaporean to win the Tan Ngiang Kaw/Tan Ngiang Ann Memorial Vocal Competition. He is also a bronze award and special-mention certificate recipient at the Bangkok Opera Foundation’s 5th International Singing Competition (2013).
Jeremy’s operatic endeavors include Raoul de St. Brioche (The Merry Widow), Scholar Luo (Liu San Jie), Bastien (Bastien und Bastienne), Gingerbread Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Kornélis (La Princesse Jaune), Leonard (All Things Shall Pass), 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.
Through collaborations with conductors such as Tsung Yeh, Lim Yau, Ashley Solomon, Volker Hartung, Eric Watson, Somtow Sucharitkul, Robert Casteels and Wong Kah Chun, Jeremy has had the privilege of performing with the Singapore Lyric Opera, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre, New Opera Singapore, NAFA Symphony Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company, Flamenco Sin Fronteras and chamber•sounds.
Just as his teachers have done for him, Jeremy devotes himself to the development of others as an adjunct-lecturer at the NAFA School of Music, National Silver Academy, Centre for Lifelong Learning, and United World College Southeast Asia (East). He is currently leading the Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre as artistic director, curating programs that bring communities together through the arts.
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, baritone Stephen Roberts and artists from his time at the Singapore Lyric Opera Young Artist Program. For more information, please visit www.jeremykoh.com.
(Artist Bio updated on 08th Oct 2016)