Tutor of Piano and Music Theory
Singaporean pianist Serene is at her final year of the Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she also completed her Masters with Distinction. She is currently studying with Martin Roscoe and Ronan O’hora, and is a scholarship recipient of The Eduard and Marianna Loeser Award. Prior to this, she studied with Thomas Hecht at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore under the Young Artist Program and eventually completed her undergraduate studies there.
Serene was a participant of the Clara Haskil Piano Competition 2019, and has won top prizes at competitions such as the Singapore National Piano Competition 2017, Singapore International Ars Nova Piano Competition 2012 and Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition 2010. Serene has performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall and Victoria Concert Hall with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and NPVC Orchestra. While in the UK, Serene has given a recital at the Ribble Valley International Piano Week and concerts by The Maiastra Trust, The Westmorland Orchestra, The Elgar Society, Bluthner Concert Series and others.
"I have been having weekly lessons with Serene for 18 months, leading towards ABRSM diplomas. I cannot recommend her highly enough: excellent technical advice; insightful comments on interpretation and a wonderful aura of calmness, cheerfulness and patience which allows the student to feel at ease. Serene has been impeccably punctual for every lesson. During lockdown, lessons were conducted over Skype and Serene has done a marvellous job in maintaining a high level of advice, despite the constraints of a video call." - John
"Serene comes highly recommended from me. She's a delight to have teach my daughter piano from scratch. She taught her in a caring way, was always professional throughout and also accommodating to school clubs/changes in the schedule when necessary. Serene was always punctual for the lessons and my daughter was always excited to see her and learn both practical and theory. If she has availability to teach you/your child - grab it! She's amazing!" - Karen