Chua Seng Chee (蔡承志)
Chua Seng Chee (蔡承志) is a cellist and the Junior Orchestra conductor at kids’ philharmonic@sg. He also conducts in several secondary schools in Singapore and is the cello instructor of the National Technological University Chinese Orchestra.
In his early days, he studied the cello with the late renowned cellist, educator and composer Mr Zhao Zhenxiao (赵震霄) and later pursued further studies under the tutelage of Mrs. Herminia Ilano, one of Singapore's most prominent cello teachers who was the 1st Assistant Principal cellist of SSO (Singapore Symphony Orchestra) from 1979 to 1994 and is dubbed the 'First Lady of the Cello'.
Mr Chua was a member of the Singapore Youth Orchestra in his younger years and later joined the Singapore Chinese Orchestra as contract cellist. He then took to conducting and gained close to a decade of experience as conductor of a myriad of chinese orchestra concerts between 1989-1998 in Singapore.