FACULTY

MEET OUR ACADEMY FACULTY

With a team of experts forming the faculty, each student is assured the best learning opportunity taught by professionals. These teachers have also had many students who have won both national and international competitions. We will nurture each student as a person and develop his or her individual strengths and interests. We have a team of experienced teachers, committed to adapting their teaching to each and every individual.

RAMP ACADEMY DIRECTOR

CINDY YAN

Ms Cindy Yan, Founder & Festival Director of Singapore Raffles International Music Festival (SRIMF) in the past 7 years, is a well-sought after Violinist for her excellent well-rounded experience in Solo Recital, Orchestra and Chamber works. She held positions of Principal 1st Violin in Wellington Sinfonia (NZ), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster to American Broadway Company Orchestra which toured Asia, Soloist in Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra.
As an educator, Ms Yan is also very much in demand as a teacher. She has held positions of adjunct faculty in National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, NAFA School of Young Talent, MOE School String Ensemble Conductor and invited to be adjudicator in International Competitions in Taiwan, HongKong,Malaysia and China. In the past 13 years, she has nurtured many of her students into outstanding young violinist who have won top prizes in Local and International Competitions include Singapore National Piano & Violin Competition, Vienna Virtuoso Competition and High distinction in ABRSM examinations.

RAMP ACADEMY ADVISOR

ZHANG ZHEN SHAN

Mr Zhang is a well established violinist and conductor in the Singapore & China music scene.  Holding the position of Second  Principal Violin of Singapore Symphony Orchestra for the past 40 years, his contribution has been well recognized. Currently, he is Resident Conductor to Xiaman Philharmonic Orchestra.
A well respected teacher, Mr Zhang’s students have already graduated from esteemed universities and have in turn grown to be established young musicians in the Classical music scene all around the world and also in the Singapore Symphony Orchestras.

MEET THE RAMP FACULTY

CINDY LEE

A member of First Violin in Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Ms Cindy Lee works extensively with young musicians of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and School Ensembles. Born in Taipei Ms Cindy lived in USA for about five years and She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.

MDM ZHANG

Mdm Zhang is Senior teacher at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, School of Young Talent Program. Through her 30 years of teaching experience, she has developed many prize-winner in local and International Violin Competition and High-scores of ABRSM exams.

ANA SALLAVUARD

Mrs Ana studied piano in England and received her music degree (BA and MA) from the University of Cambridge, King’s College. Ana performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The SouthBank Centre and The Fairfield Halls in the UK, as well as concerts in the U.S.

NICHOLAS LOO

Mr. Loo has been teaching violin lessons since year 2013. He holds LTCL diploma in piano and graduated Music performance on Violin from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Mr Loo finds joy in imparting his knowledge and passion to his students.

CHARMAINE TEO
(Theory & Musicianship)

Ms. Charmaine graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA with a Masters Degree in Harp Performance with Academic Honors. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Harp Performance at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in National University of Singapore.

RYAN YEE

Mr. Ryan graduated music performance on Violin in London Royal College of Music and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He is the Prize Winner of Thailand Int’ Strings Competition and Concerto Competition winner in NAFA.

KIM KYURI

Ms KyuRi is currently 2nd violinist in the newly formed Concordia Quartet, a professional string quartet based in Singapore. She has received her Bachelor of Music from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and went on to pursue her Master at Mannes School of Music with renowned pedagogue Lucie Robert.

LOI SI XIAN

Ms Loi has had a great passion for the Violin and received her ARBSM Diploma & Licentiate in Violin performance at age 13. She has participated and placed in various national and international competitions. Ms Loi is President and Concertmaster of the NUS Symphony Orchestra. She believes that one should be exposed to the culture of playing music together at a young age.

RAMP INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS

DR ROBIN WILSON

Head of Young ANAM at the Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne
Rising Stars Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

DR MO YI

Professor at the University of Arts Berlin
Concertmaster of Danish Sinfonietta

PROF MIN-YEN CHIEN

Soloist and Professor at Taipei National University of the Art

PROF DONALD MAURICE

Professor of Music at Victoria University in New Zealand
Director of Research, Musicology and Classical Performance