Yeo is a famous Singaporean Suona musician and Chinese Music Specialist currently the Secretary-General of the Singapore Chinese Music Federation founded in January 2014. He is also the Honorary Director of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, Assessor of the London College of Music (Chinese Music Performing), Panellist of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Artistic Resource Panel , National Arts Council Arts Resource Panel and National Chinese Music Competition Committee, NUS Chinese Instrumental Examination Honorary Advisor and Ding Yi Music Companny Artistic Consultants.
Yeo has put in great effort in various Chinese music activities since the 1970’s. In 1972,Yeo, as the principal player of the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra, represented Singapore and won the Second place in International Traditional Instrumental Music Competition held in UK.
As a pioneer of the local Chinese music scene, Yeo has also been participating actively in various Chinese orchestra activities in other countries such as PRC, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In 1977, Yeo joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO), being the first batch of professional Suona musicians. And in 1989, Yeo was invited to assist the establishment of Professional Cultural Centre Orchestra (PCCO) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was appointed as its permanent conductor. Yeo was invited as an honorary jury for both the Penang Chinese Town Hall Orchestra Music Competition in 1990 and the 2nd Secondary School National Chinese Orchestra Competition in Kedah in 1991. In 1997, Yeo as one of the co-founders, established the Singapore Chinese Instrumental Music Association in 1998.
In addition, Yeo is also an experienced composer as well as conductor. In 1984, Yeo was invited by the Singapore Ministry of Culture to compose two pieces, “Flower Lamp Girl” and “Spring Festival”, for the Singapore Arts Festival. In the same event, He also conducted the Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra formally, now known as the City Chinese Orchestra. Yeo was also the conductor for the concert entitled “Orient Rhyme” – “Qu Jian Qing Yangqin Solo Concert”, organised by the Singapore Theatre Arts Troupe in 1993, as well as the PCCO 10th Anniversary Concert “10 years of Wind and Thunder” in 1998.
Yeo has also been actively involved in various community service activities in Singapore. In 2002, Yeo was conferred the PBM Public Service Medal by the President during the National Day Celebration. In appreciation of the special contributions of its volunteers, Yeo was awarded the SRA in 2010 by MICA. This award was created to accord Ministerial recognition to deserving volunteers who have made significant contributions to the work of MICA and its statutory boards for at least 10 years or more.
Yeo can be contacted at: email@example.com