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Music Faculty : Loo Bang Hean
Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Bang Hean studied at the Royal College of Music, London under a scholarship awarded by the ABRSM. His teachers at RCM included Yonty Solomon and John Blakely. At the end of his study at RCM he received awards from the Anthony Saltmarsh Prize and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to undergo postgraduate studies with the Hungarian teacher Professor Ilonka Deckers in Milan, Italy.
Back in Malaysia since 1995, Bang Hean regularly appears in solo recitals, chamber concerts and concerto performances. He has appeared in concerto performances with various local orchestras. Apart from Malaysia he has also performed in England, Italy, Brunei, Singapore and Korea. A keen chamber musician, he works frequently with various vocalists and instrumentalists, including members of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Apart from performing Bang Hean is also very much involved in music education. He is invited frequently to conduct masterclasses, seminars as well as adjudicate music competitions around the region.
Loo Bang Hean