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Chiya Amous

Conductor and Ex-Food Delivery Rider Chiya Amos on Spotlighting Singapore’s Culture Globally through The UTOPIA Symphony

June 23, 2021 | Highlights, In The News

Today, Chiya is back in Russia after seeing an improvement in his situation. Before he departed, he scored a role as Creative Advisor at local non-profit Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise, an arts venture capitalist which aims to promote arts initiatives on the global stage. As part of his responsibilities there, Chiya hopes to further the reach of a Singapore-inspired piece titled ‘UTOPIA Symphony’ on the international arena.

[Excerpt from Hear65, June 23, 2021]


Joanna Dong and Chok Kerong kick start “The Series” with ‘‘第一章’ (The First Chapter)’ by Bandwagon

Singaporean Jazz-vocalist Joanna Dong teamed up with composer Chok Kerong to release ‘第一章’ (The First Chapter) on the 24th of September, marking the first in the UTOPIA Reimagined series “The Series” – which will see four artists reimagining a symphony written by Russian composer Vladimir Martynov and recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jazz Vocalist Joanna Dong Releases Single Inspired by Symphony about Singapore

Press Release: Singaporean jazz singer Joanna Dong’s new single titled 《第一章》will be released on 24 September on major digital platforms, the first in the UTOPIA Reimagined Series (“the Series”) – an initiative by the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise (“The Foundation”) that will see four artists reimagine a symphony inspired by Singapore, written by a Russian composer and recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).

Robb Report Singapore’s Thought Leaders of 2021

Michael Tay’s early interest in philosophy has profoundly shaped the way he thinks about issues and trends – simultaneously teaching him how to seek underlying motivations and causes in the area of problem-solving. This, together with his passion for the arts and its place in society, led to the genesis of Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise, which aims to pin Singapore’s art scene onto the world map.