MUSIC FOR THE SOUL
Eileen is the first violinist in Singapore to compose and perform original songs by live looping on the violin, with vocals. Her genre of music is described as ambient electronic trip hop.
With the dream of encouraging people from all walks of life to share their stories and pass forward their life lessons learnt, she started to compose her own music via live looping. Her music EP, “Teach a Life, for Life” released in 2014 was about her life lessons learnt through sports and music. From 2015, ambassadors of Teach a Life, for Life began to share their stories, and their life lessons learnt are now communicated through music.
Through the years, she has performed at a number of key events – 107th International Olympic Council Session, Commonwealth Queen’s Baton Relay, National Stadium Closure concert, St. James Power Station Anniversaries, Siloso Beach Party New Year’s Eve countdown, National Day Celebration Dinner, Sentosa 40th Anniversary Celebration, CommunicAsia, 40th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme, Sentosa Christmas Season, Young Women’s Leadership Connection’s International Women’s Day.
She has also performed at sports events that include the 28th South-East-Asian Games 2015, Asian Gymnaestrada, International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Coaches Conference, Singapore Youth Olympic Games, Community Games Volunteers Appreciation Night.
She has also been involved at various festivals - Singapore International Jazz Festival 2017, Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival, Chengdu International Music Festival, Sentosa Ukulele Festival, Sentosa Buskers Festival, Chinese Festival of the Arts, River Hongbao Festival.
For Awards nights, she has performed at the 17th Asian Television Awards; Tribute to Huang Wenyong, the well-respected MediaCorp actor, at the Star Awards; Singapore Kindness Movement Service Gold Awards; The President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award; Singapore Sports Council POSB Everyday Champions Award.
She has also done session recordings for film movies – Singapore Chinese Film, “That Girl in Pinafore”; Faith of Anna Waters; SG50 Short Film, 7 Letters. She has also appeared in the CNBC Cash Flow Promo video, playing the violin.
For the various events, she has performed at venues such as the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre and the Expo & Convention Centre, Resorts World Sentosa Ballroom, Esplanade Concert Hall, Esplanade Waterfront, Esplanade Recital Studio, Timbre @ The Substation, Switch, Crazy Elephant, Sultan Jazz Club, Blu Jaz Café, Hard Rock Café, Artistry, Club39, Club Tap, Montreauz Jazz Cafe & Monti.
She has also played for the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Youth Orchestra, The Chamber Players and many other chamber groups.
Click here to listen to Eileen's original compositions.
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