In addition to extending much needed financial support for our performances, generous donors have also gifted fine instruments to the orchestra. Our musicians benefit from the following support in instrument loans and donations.
SSO Co-Concertmaster Lynnette Seah, plays on a J.B. Guadagnini of Milan, c. 1750, donated to the Singapore Symphony Group by the National Arts Council, Singapore, with the support of Far East Organisation and Lee Foundation.
The NAC Violin Loan Scheme was launched in 2000 and the J.B. Guadagnini of Milan Violin, c.1750 was purchased with the support of Far East Organisation and Lee Foundation. Leading Singapore violinists were selected to receive the violin during the Scheme’s 16-year run. With its new home at the Singapore Symphony Group, the beloved violin will continue to be played by established musicians and its beautiful voice heard and appreciated by audiences in Singapore and all over the world.
Some members of SSO’s string section enjoy individual loans of instruments from the Rin Collection, from late businessman and collector Mr Rin Kei Mei.
The SSO received a pair of Jungwirth natural horns from Ms Su Pin and Mr Mervin Beng, for educational and performance purposes.