Foo Say Ming

Section Violin
Say Ming Foo (Foo Say Ming)

A member of the SSO since 1990, Foo Say Ming works extensively with young musicians of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LaSalle-SIA. As soloist, Mr Foo has performed with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (Switzerland), RCM Sinfonietta (London), the SSO and SNYO.

As chamber musician and recitalist, he has collaborated with eminent local musicians renowned pianists Pascal Roge and Dennis Lee, and local composers Kelly Tang and Ho Chee Kong. Awards won include First Prizes in Violin and Ensemble (Open Categories) at the Fourth National Music Competition. He was also unanimously honoured with the Best Performer Award. Under former SSO Concertmaster, Pavel Prantl, he was awarded a PSC-SSO scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music.

During this time, he won several prizes notably The Margerie & Arnold Ziff Prize for outstanding graduation recital, a Concerto Prize, an Exhibition Prize and the WH Reed Prize. A recipient of a Monte de Paschi Summer Scholarship, he studied at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna (Italy) with Boris Belkin in 1987. In 1994 he was accepted into the class of great violinist Pierre Amoyal at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (Switzerland), where he was conferred Virtuosite (Premier Prix avec Felicitations du Jury).