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MS ELITSA MOMCHEVA
Ms Elitsa Momcheva graduated from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting, Bachelor’s Degree in Musica Pedagogy and Master’s Degree in Piano. Ms Elitsa is currently teaching Piano, Theory, Aural, Music Appreciation and Piano Accompaniment at Tanglewood Music School.
Ms Elitsa is currently teaching Piano, Theory, Aural, Music Appreciation and Piano Accompaniment at Tanglewood Music School.
MS RACHEL CHEN
Ms Rachel Chen graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Masters of Performance in Piano Accompaniment (Distinction), under the tutelage of renowned song accompanists Roger Vignoles and Simon Lepper, as well as renowned pianist Leon McCawley. During this period, she was awarded 2nd Prize at the Joan Chissell Schumann Competition for Voice and Piano.
Ms Rachel also attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, UK with the help of a National Arts Council bursary and a scholarship from Chetham’s. She was a grand finalist at the Audi Junior Musician competition and gave several concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK.
Ms Rachel is currently teaching Piano, Theory, Aural, and Piano Accompaniment at Tanglewood Music School.
MR YI KAI, SIM
MS ELZA NARTADJIEVA
Ms Elza Nartadjieva discovered her passion for teaching since she was young. She graduated from the Uzbekistan Conservatory named after Mukhtar Ashrafi where she received her Masters Degree in Violin Performance and Teaching. She has participated in various materclasses with visiting Professors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, such as professor Sergey Kravchenko, Oleg Krysa, Isaac Reider.
Ms Elza heads the String Department in Tanglewood. She also teaches violin in Tanglewood and she also heads the Strings department.
MS NINA BRANKOVANOVA
MS PATRICIA KRUG
Ms Patricia Krug obtained her Master in Music Education at the Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany. She has had many years of teaching experience with students of all ages, specializing in both early childhood music pedagogy and violoncello. She has also worked with grammar schools and institutions of higher education.
Apart from her educational career, she gained a great deal of experience performing with orchestras in different countries like Orquesta de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Aregentina),
MS SABRINA TSOU
Ms Sabrina Tsou’s love and passion for music began at a young age. She obtained her Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia in 2006, where she studied under the tutelage of Professor Eric Wilson and performed as the Principal Cello of the UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Over the years she has been active in the music scene, performing in many orchestras and ensembles in Asia and North America, most notably with the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and mostly recently with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra in Singapore
MR AEMILIO ENGINCO
An alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas – Conservatory of Music, majoring in classical guitar performance. Throughout his stay in the university, he garnered both local and international awards, namely: 1st Prize-UST Classical Guitar Competition 2013, 3rd Prize-2014 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (Guitar, Senior Cat.), 2nd Prize-2016 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (Guitar, Senior Cat.), 1st Prize-Trattoria Poggio Antico Guitar Competition 2015, 1st Prize-PWU Guitar Competition 2016, 2nd Prize-Tarrega Malaysia International Guitar Competition 2014, and 3rd Prize-Hong Kong International Guitar Competition 2015.
He has also taken master classes with world-renowned artists such as Berta Rojas (Paraguay), Jeremy Jouve (France), Judicael Perroy (France), Gerard Abiton (France), Meng Feng Su (Taiwan), to name a few.
On his graduation, the University of Santo Tomas awarded him with the Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award for representing the school, both in the local and international stage, and for leading the Conservatory of Music Student Council.
Mr Aemilio has been teaching guitar and ukulele for 6 years in Singapore, with knowledge and expertise in classical, acoustic, fingerstyle and electric genres. He also prepares students in different examinations such as ABRSM, and Trinity Rock & Pop. Last but not the least, he is an easygoing and fun teacher!
MR JACOB LEONG
Mr Jacob Leong studied the classical guitar under the guidance of Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient Mr Alex Abisheganaden. He obtained a Diploma in Guitar music performance from Associated Boards Royal Schools of Music (UK)
He has participated in guitar competitions and was semi-finalist in 6th Singapore International Guitar Competition 2013.
With his in-depth knowledge in guitar pedagogy, Mr Leong have written a series of classical guitar methods titled “The Musical Strings” for Singapore government schools.
He has taught in various music institutions in Singapore and conducted guitar ensembles which participated in Singapore Youth Festival competitions.
Apart from teaching, Mr Leong has actively performed in concerts and Youtube. He also received individual masterclasses with world renowned guitarists: Shinichi Fukuda (Japan) and Miguel Trápaga (Spain).
Mr Leong is currently teaching guitar at Tanglewood Music School.
Mr Liew Wee Sing
Mr Liew Wee Sing is a lyric tenor with distinct colour. His experience includes choirmaster in church choir for over 20 years and performed regularly in concerts as solo artist. Wee Sing adopts a systematic and holistic approach in voice training. His methodology is rooted in the Italian Bel Canto technique which inculcates solid foundation for freedom in singing, production of healthy, pure and unbroken ‘Chiaro scuro’ vocal tone.
Mr Liew participated in the 2018 National Art Gallery Sonic Blossom project, singing Schubert’s Lieder in the Art Gallery. He was awarded Gold prize in Vocal Bel Canto category and emerged overall champion in 2018 Singapore Raffles Cultural & Arts Festival Talent competition. In Aug 2019, Mr Wee Sing won the Gold award in China’s Yantai-Penglai Asia Pacific International Chorus & Solo Arts Festival Solo competition
He has also obtained the LTCL diploma Singing recital from Trinity College London and completed his Master’s degree in music performance (Classical Singing) from University of West London.
Mr Liew is currently teaching voice at Tanglewood Music School.
MS NINA BRANKOVANOVA