SNYO TRUMPET DAY presented by The Pinnacle Trumpet (T.P.T) Ensemble

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra invites trumpet players to join us for a day of music and fun!
Date: 20 October 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 10am to 5.15pm
Presented by
The Pinnacle Trumpet (T.P.T) Ensemble:
Mr Ray Chionh, Mr Lau Wen Rong, Mr Kenneth Lun and Mr Erik Tan
*refer to bottom of page for more information about the presenters
Who may apply?
  • Trumpet players between 13-18 years of age
  • Trumpet players who are not within the age range but wish to participate in this event will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • All activities will be held at SNYO Studios, Level 7, NAFA Campus One Tower Block
  • Participants are to bring their own instrument and any accessories required
10am – 10.15am
Registration (prior online sign-up is required)
10.30am – 11am
Welcome Address and Introduction
11am – 12.30pm
Warm-up and Practice Techniques
including Breathing Exercises, Long Tone, Buzzing, Slur, Articulation and Scales
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Lunch (provided)
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Advanced Techniques
including Lip Trill, Multiple Tonguing, Flutter Tongue, Lip/ Note Bending
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Individual Masterclass
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Rehearsal for Ensemble Session with All Participants
4.30pm – 5.15pm
Ensemble Performances by All Participants
and Short Recital by the T.P.T Ensemble, joined by Mr Lee Jinjun and Mr Lim Jit Xin
End of Trumpet Day
  • Participation is free of charge, by registration only
  • Please fill in the application form (download from bottom of page) and submit the completed form to:
  • Admission will only be allowed for registered participants
  • Masterclass Participation:
    • Participants who wish to play at the individual masterclass should email an audio/video recording with the title and duration of your choice piece to before 6 October 2019.
    • $20 for participation in individual masterclass (three openings available, 20 minutes for each masterclass participant)
  • Application Deadline: 6 October 2019
FAQ: Do I have to prepare any pieces for the Trumpet Day?
  • Only those playing at the individual masterclass are required to prepare your choice piece.
  • Sheet music will be provided on the event day for activities that require scores.
Download APPLICATION Form   

         Application Deadline: 6 October 2019         

Ray completed his Bmus (Hons) at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany, where he studied with Prof. Klaus Bräker and baroque trumpet with Hannes Rux. Before his studies in Germany, he was under the tutelage of David Smith at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Prior to returning to Singapore, Ray has performed and toured with various orchestras in Europe such as the Landestheater Detmold, Animato Philharmonic Orchestra, Neue Philharmonie München and the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra. He has attended Masterclasses by renowned trumpet artist such as Reinhold Friedrich, Luis Gonzalez, Kristian Steenstrup, Willem van der Vliet, Christopher Dicken and Andre Schoch.
Since returning from Germany, Ray coaches the local school band’s trumpet sections, as well as, working as a freelance musician with the local orchestras such as the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera, New Opera Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Music Makers.
Section trumpet of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and prizewinner of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Solo Competition in 2013, Lau Wen Rong completed his Master’s Degree with Raymond Mase at The Juilliard School under the Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship. 
Wen Rong received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore, where he was awarded a full merit scholarship.
Wen Rong has studied with Jon Dante, Mark Gould, Joe Burgstaller, William Theis and Tay Jiun Ngiap. Wen Rong is currently on the faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and he is a Yamaha Artist.
Kenneth Lun graduated from the prestigious Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA with a Bachelor of Music (Major in Trumpet Performance and Minor in Jazz Trumpet).
Since coming back from the USA, Kenneth has had a distinguished career in the music scene. He currently serves as principal trumpet of the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, and also plays lead trumpet with the Summertimes Jazz Band.
Apart from the concert stage, Kenneth is also an experienced and one of the most sought after trumpeters in musicals. His list of performances include Cabaret, West Side Story, The King and I, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Beauty World (solo trumpet), The Magic Box, Sing Dollar!, Victor/Victoria, Fried Rice Paradise, Wicked, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Singapura and The LKY Musical.
Award-winning Singaporean trumpeter Erik Tan has performed a wide range of orchestral and chamber repertoire. He graduated at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and is a recipient of a full merit scholarship. In 2015, he received a scholarship grant from the Trailblazer Foundation and graduated with a Master of Music from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
He has also excelled/won awards in competitions chamber and wind band categories. He was 2nd prizewinner for the Norman Cooper Chamber held in Aberdeen (Brass Polish), Gold award winner at the World Music Contest held in Netherlands (Mus’Art Wind Orchestra), and 1st prizewinner at the Singapore International Band Festival (Orchestra Collective).
Professional groups that he has performed with include the Singapore Symphony, Macao Orchestra, Malaysia Philharmonic, Singapore National Youth Orchestra, Peabody Symphony, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Makers, Penang Philharmonic, Mus’Art Wind Orchestra and the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band. He has participated in festivals such as the Young Euro Classic (Berlin, Germany), Aberdeen International Youth Festival (Scotland, U.K) and the International Tattoo of Military Band (Quebec, Canada), and is also one of the five trumpet players in Asia to win an audition for the 2014 Asian Youth Orchestra Asia Tour to China, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong.
He was under the tutelage of William Theis, co-principal trumpet of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and has also studied with Laurence Gargan, who was the principal trumpet of the Singapore Symphony. During his senior year at the conservatory, he was selected for an exchange program at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, having the privilege to study with former-Canadian Brass member Joe Burgstaller as well as former-Baltimore Symphony member Mr. Edward Hoffman.