Kang Chun Meng
Born in 1996, Kang Chun Meng has been hailed as one of the most exciting young brass soloists in Singapore. Currently, he serves as the Principal Euphonium of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Central Band, and the Principal Euphonium of the Lion City Brass Band.
A graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Chun Meng first began learning the euphonium at the age of nine under the guidance of Singaporean euphonium player, Mr Ng Kok Hin, before moving on British euphonium soloist Mark Glover from 2013 to 2016. He had also been tutored by renowned soloists such as Shoichiro Hokazono, Adam Frey and Steven Mead.
As a soloist, he has performed with several ensembles including the Singapore Wind Symphony, Philharmonic Youth Winds and the Singapore Sounds Orchestra. In 2017, he made his debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the President's Young Performer's Concert, with the local premiere of Philip Wilby's Euphonium Concerto.
With his undying passion for music, Chun Meng aims to push the limits of his instrument and aspires to become a world class virtuoso, concurrently bringing the euphonium into its deserved light both locally and abroad.
Chun Meng is the first Besson artist in Singapore, and performs on a Besson Prestige BE2052 Euphonium.