Assistant Conductor Lin Juan works closely with musicians of the Singapore
National Youth Sinfonia, preparing them for the challenging and rewarding
journey ahead in the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.
As a student Juan was Principal Cellist of the Singapore National Youth
Orchestra (2000-2002), and later on with the orchestras of the Royal Northern
College of Music, where he graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's
He regularly freelances as section cellist with the Singapore Symphony
Orchestra; as Principal Cellist he also regularly freelances with the Singapore
Lyric Opera Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra, and Metropolitan Festival
Orchestra, among other ensembles.
Juan has been featured in solo appearances that has seen him collaborate with
groups as diverse as The Philharmonic Orchestra, re:mix, Ding Yi Music
Company, The Arts Fission Company and Wild Rice. He is also active in
chamber music performances, appearing regularly with established Singaporean
and international musicians.
Working with young people is a central part of Juan’s musical life. In addition to
his work with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, he is also a cello lecturer
at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and conducts the Raffles Institution String
Ensemble as its music director.