Being the holder of Masters Degree in Business Management from the National University of Singapore, Xu Yiping once graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. For the past 18 years, she has been actively involved in music education, teaching and conducting Chinese Music. She is currently the Principal of Xu Yiping Music Centre Pte Ltd, Director of Chinese Music Academy Pte Ltd, President of Singapore Ruan Society, Consultant for China Nationalities Orchestra Society (Examination Board) and the conductress of Chinese orchestras in a number of Primary and Secondary schools.
She is the editor of Zhong Ruan and Liu Qin exam scores for NUS CFA Grade Examinations. She planned and structured the content for Grading examinations and courses. Under her baton, Singapore Ruan Society and the respective ensembles have performed and made mass appearances at different occasions, including the Singapore Conference Hall, the Victoria Concert Hall, dinner functions at the Istana and the Mid-Autumn Night at the Ang Mo Kio Community Centre. In Year 2011, she was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to compose “Nayang Impression”, which was performed at the closing ceremony of the Singapore Youth Festival in July the same year.
Xu was highly commended by the late Hu Dengtiao, renowned music theorist and educator of China, as a gifted student of great musicality and promise. Many SYF judges of the Singapore Youth Festival have also openly acknowledged Xu as a musician with great talent in conducting and writing appropriate works for her orchestra. Especially remarkable are her musical arrangement, expression, intensity and the command of the orchestra. Many judges have commented her as “an excellent conductor who handles her composition well, show rich emotional expression, great flexibility and keeps a remarkable control over her orchestra.” They also found ensembles under her well trained and capable of applying the music to give marvellous performance.
Her musical talent has frequently won many praises at the Singapore Youth Festival. This was especially evident in the participating school orchestras and ensembles she led and conducted have won 41 gold with honors and gold medals over the years. (For instance in April 2012, Rosyth School, Anderson Primary School, Teck Ghee Primary School and Wellington Primary School have won gold with honors and gold medals). Many students whom she taught are top winners in the National Chinese Music Competitioon with 25 first place, second and third places.
Xu can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org