12 November 2021 (Friday)
2pm – 9pm with dinner break!
The Singapore National Youth Orchestra invites double bass players to join us for a day of music and fun!
Singapore National Youth Orchestra
Mr Julian Lee, Ms Chia Ying Yin, Ms Tan Si Pei
*refer to bottom of page for Instructors’ Biographies
Programme (subject to change)
  • All activities will be held at SNYO Studios, Level 7, NAFA Campus One Tower Block
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own instrument, bow and any accessories required
  • Interested participants who do not have their own double bass may borrow an instrument from the SNYO during the session (subject to availability!)
2pm – 6pm
Registration, Welcome Address
Introduction & Presentation about the Double Bass
How do you take care of your instrument?
Maintenance Tips, Q&A and Games!
Bass Sectionals
Learning Bass Ensemble Pieces together in different groups, designed to help you in ensemble playing
Individual Masterclass with the Instructors
3 available slots for active participants
(other participants will observe the masterclass)
6pm – 7pm
Break for Dinner
7pm – 9pm
Solo Double Bass Performance
Group Performances & Double Bass Ensemble Performance by Instructors
Ensemble Performances by Participants, side-by-side with Instructors
End of SNYO Bass Day
Who may apply?
  • All bass players aged 13 to 18
  • As at 1 Oct 2021: Applicants aged 12 and younger will not be recommended to participate in this event due to the National Arts Council advisories.
  • If you’re above 18 and would like to join us, do drop us an email & let us know if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list!
  • Free of Charge!
  • Admission will only be allowed for registered persons
  • Masterclass Participation
    • Cost of participation in the individual masterclass is entirely subsidised (free of charge) for all selected participants.
    • There are 3 openings available, of approximately 30-45 minutes for each masterclass participant.
    • Provide details of your chosen piece below including the Title & Composer.
    • Email the sheet music and your audio/video recording of your choice piece to before 5 Nov 2021.
  • Possible Self-Testing Requirement for Participants:
    • Depending on national advisories regarding COVID-19 self-tests during this period of time, all participants, tutors and staff even if fully vaccinated, may be required to administer a self-test with an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kit on the same day before proceeding to the event.
    • For those unvaccinated, instead of the ART, a negative Pre-Event Test within 24 hours before each rehearsal will be required.
  • Please complete the following online application form and register before 5 Nov 2021.
  • Remember to bring your bow (and double bass if you have one) on the event day!
We wish to thank Temasek Foundation for this event’s grant support.
      Registration Deadline: 5 Nov 2021      
Do I have to prepare any pieces for the SNYO Bass Day?
  • Only those playing at the individual masterclass are required to prepare your choice piece.
Julian Li Yongrui was appointed as Associate Principal in Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra from 2017 to 2020 and once served as a Principal Bassist in Guiyang Symphony Orchestra from 2015-2017. He graduated in 2015 as a Master student with Distinction from Universität für Musik und Darstellende Graz under the tutelage of Uni. Prof. Ernst Weissensteiner, a Principal Double Bassist in Vienna Symphoniker. His other teachers includes Jacek Mirucki (Singapore Symphony Orchestra), Timothy Dunin (Former Principal Bassist of Vienna Philharmonic/ Vienna State Opera Orchestra), Denton Roberts (Freiburger Barockorchester) and Xu Li (Former Macao Symphony). He is currently learning under Prof. Thomas Martin from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
In 2013 he received scholarship from Tan Kah Kee Scholarship and award winner of Goh Soon Tioe Centenary award. He also received scholarship from The Hamish Dyer Young Musicians' Scholarship in the following year. In 2014 he received 'The Gifted Award' from the Mayor of Graz, as well as being invited as a soloist for a recital event in The Rotary Club. At the same year he was chosen as one of the 5 participants for The Pirastro Elites Soloist Camp under Jeff Bradetich in The University of Northern Texas, during the same year he was invited to participate in Atlantic Music Festival Camp. While working in Guiyang Symphony Orchestra he received ‘The Most Improved Musician Award’. In 2017 and 2018 he gave Masterclasses with students of Royal College of Music as well as students in Thailand. In 2019 he won First Place in The Singapore International Double Bass Music Festival Competition, Solo Division Adult Category. In 2021 he also won First Prize in 2021 Classical Music Competition Charleston, and First Prize in 2021 Winter Music Competition International Music Competition. 
His orchestra experiences includes Asian Youth Orchestra 2011, Tonkünstler Orchester, Graz Recreational Orchester, Austrian Youth Orchestra, Innvertiel Orchester, Vienna Concert Verein, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Macau Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of Music Makers, The Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Lyrical Opera, New Opera Scene and Resound Collective. In 2019 marks the beginning of his Bass Quintet Group 'Bass Around Asia' and had their debut concert on August in Taipei. His recent concert in Singapore consists of celebration of Goh Soon Tioe 110th anniversary recital 2021, Alcina by Handel with The Opera People and Singaporean Baroque chamber group The Red Dot Baroque, concert with The Resound Collective 2021, and also with The Orchestra of Music Makers. Julian also started piano when he was 6 and completed his ABRSM Grade 8 practical, ATCL Piano, as well as Grade 5 theory. During his studies in Graz University he also continues his piano from Prof. Zhao Cheng Cheng, pianist of TRIO ALBA.
Julian plays on Rudolf Götz Double Bass, 1929.
Chia Ying Yin has recently returned from her studies abroad, having completed her Masters in Music at Yale University under the tutelage of Professor Donald Palma. Prior to this, she completed her BMus(Hons) at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tutelage of double bass virtuoso Thomas Martin. Ying Yin first picked up the double bass in her school string ensemble when she was 13, and subsequently studied with Karen Yeo, the fixed chair double bassist in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Actively competing during her school years, some of Ying Yin’s accolades include emerging as finalist in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Prize in 2017, finalist in the Yale School of Music Woolsey Concerto Competition 2019 and a semi-finalist in the International Socjety of Bassists Solo Competition in the same year. Ying Yin has also had the privilege to participate in a variety of masterclasses conducted by some of the most highly regarded bassists in the industry, a few of which include Giuseppe Ettore, Tim Cobb, Miloslav Gajdos and Hiroshi Ikematsu.
Ying Yin is also an active orchestra musician. She was a member of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra from 2010-2013 and was part of the orchestra’s tour to Europe to play in the Young Euro Classics 2011 in Berlin. In the UK, she was a member of the City of Birmingham Symphony (Youth). Her professional engagements include playing with the Oxford Philomusica, performing with soloists like Maxim Vengerov, Igor Pogorelich and Peter Donohoe. She has played with the Sichuan Symphony and also freelances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Tan Si Pei studied with Jiří Hudec at the Royal Northern College of Music, Thomas Martin and Tony Alcock at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating with Distinctions both an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme in 2020 and a Master of Instrumental Performance (Double Bass) in 2019.
She was a member of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra from 2008 to 2016 and travelled with SNYO to tour internationally in Aberdeen, the Young Euro Classics in Berlin, and Malaysia. Si Pei studied under the tutelage of Karen Yeo Li-Min from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in her SNYO days.
She has performed alongside the Hallé Orchestra, and worked with Božo Paradžik, Giuseppe Ettore, Artem Chirkov, Tim Cobb and Janne Saksala in masterclasses. In her free time, she enjoys a good book, time with Mother Nature and a good cup of tea.