1988 – Started learning the Pipa at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Mr Du Guo Jun.

1992 – Took part in the inaugural National Chinese Music Competition jointly organised by People’s Association, Teck Ghee Community Club and Singapore Press Holdings, and clinched the First Prize in the Intermediate Category.

1993 – Was awarded the First Prize in the Pipa (Intermediate) Category of the National Music Competition organized by National Arts Council.

1995 – Clinched the Second Prize in the Pipa (Open) Category of National Music Competition.

1997 – Was selected to join the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Music and Drama Company (MDC) as their Pipa player in its Chinese Orchestra.

1998 – Was selected to perform in Rockhampton (Australia) with 14 other artistes from MDC.

2000 – Was the lead Pipa player of the People’s Association Youth Chinese Orchestra (PAYCO) that clinched the First Prize in the Ensemble (Open) Category of National Music Competition organised by National Arts Council.

2001 – Performed in Malacca and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) with PAYCO.

2004 – Represented Singapore with 3 other delegates chosen by National Youth Council to perform at the World Commonwealth Commemoration Day.

2006 – Performed in Szechuan (China) with the Singapore Taoist Orchestra for the World Taoist Conference.

2008 – Was the guest musician playing the Xiao Ruan with Yuhua Secondary School Harmonica Band which took part in the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival Competition held in Hangzhou (China) and clinched the First Prize.

2008 – Performed in Teochew, Hakka and Hokkien provinces of China with the Nanyang Khek Community Guild Chinese Orchestra as their Pipa soloist.

2009 – Was selected by Ministry of Information and The Arts (MITA) with 4 other multi-ethnic musicians to perform for the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC 21) Conference held in Bangkok (Thailand).

2008 to 2010 – Was the Plucked-strings section instructor for Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School Chinese Orchestra (Gold Award in 2009 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging (Chinese Orchestra Section) and East Spring Primary School Chinese Orchestra.

2010 to present – Is currently the Plucked-strings section instructor with Bukit Panjang Government High Chinese Orchestra, People’s Association Youth Chinese Orchestra (PAYCA) and the conductor for Serangoon Secondary School Chinese Orchestra.

2012 – Was selected by National Arts Council (NAC) with 4 other multi-ethnic musicians to perform for the inaugural ASEAN Musical Extravaganza held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in March.

2012 – Was selected by to perform for National Arts Council’s (NAC) “Patron Of The Arts” Awards Ceremony in July.

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