Published on 09 August 2019
Mr Lan Shui
Conductor Laureate, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Public Service Star
When conductor laureate Lan Shui took over the reins of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) in 1997, its performance home was the Victoria Concert Hall (VCH), which had vastly inferior acoustics to what is heard there today, following extensive refurbishments.
Twenty-two years later, the SSO has played at both the Esplanade and VCH, achieved international standing through worldwide tours and recordings, and commissioned 40 new works by local composers.
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