Creative Arts
Creative Arts
Creative Arts
Creative Arts
Creative Arts
Creative Arts
Creative Arts

Performing and Creative ArtsMusic Department Profile

Music, in particular, is highly regarded by the world’s leading Universities. WAIS has several rehearsal rooms, a 400 seater theatre, ensemble performance areas, specialist music classrooms and the latest Western software and technology in a state-of-the-art jam room.

For Art the School has three superb  art rooms, three artists in residence, an Art gallery, two studios and a photographic room.

Music Department Profile

Strings Faculty

Dr Nelson Wu – PhD, King’s College London (Research) and Royal Academy of Music (Violin): Received by HRH Queen Elizabeth II for academic excellence and distinguished service to community, presented academic papers at Oxford University and Cambridge University, and published articles on leading peer-reviewed academic journals.

Nils Klöfver – BMus, (1st Hons) Royal College of Music (London): Winner of Guitar Competition at RCM and made his debut in Wigmore Hall in 2006.

Samuel Tong – BMus Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Music Faculty Merit Scholarship recipient and ABRSM High Achievement Orchestra in 2017.

Jacob Lööf Larsson - MA, Örebro School of Music (Sweden): 2015 Linneaus-Palme scholarship recipient and performed at the Catalina jazz club in Los Angeles.

Manab Naskar - MMus, Stephen F. Austin State University (Texas): Principal Cellist of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra and Member of Asian Youth Orchestra.

Piano Faculty

Naomi Kayayan - MA (Dist), Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester): ABRSM examiner and faculty tutor at Royal Northern College of Music for 17 years.

Tse Ling Man - MMus, Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester): Choir Accompanist for Halle Choral Academy and Choir Member of Asian Youth Orchestra.

Chris Suen - MA, Hong Kong Baptist University: Piano accompanist of Hong Kong Vienna Music Festival Opening Concert in 2016, featuring Vienna Boys Choir.

Diana Liu - ARCM, Royal College of Music (London): Third Prize Winner at the Brant International Piano Competition and Winner of Exhibition Award at RCM.

Alvin Chua - BA, Hong Kong Baptist University: Pianist for Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus and Summer School.

Voice Faculty

Aimee Deibert – BMus (Magna cum Laude), Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton: Lee Hastings Bristol Junior Scholarship recipient.

Jasmine Lee - BMus, University of Auckland: Member of New Zealand Youth Choir and Auckland Chamber Choir.

Woodwind Faculty

Ashley Garfitt – BMus, Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London): Principal Clarinettist of Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Member of Ashby Big Band.

Claudio Lopes - MMus (Dist.), Royal Northern College of Music: Leverhulme Junior Fellow at RNCM and Sir George Solti Foundation Award recipient in 2010.

Jennifer Tsang - MMus, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London): Leverhulme Arts Scholar recipient, and Fringe Artist at Utrecht Early Music Festival and Open Recorder Day Amsterdam.

Percussion Faculty

James Hunter – BMus, London College of Music : Percussionist for the Closing Ceremony of London Olympic Games in 2012.

Brass Faculty

Agustin Martin - MMus, University of Seville (Spain): Performed with Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville (2012) and toured with Flamenco Dancer Rocio Molina in Asia (2017).

Jack Sewter - MMus, Royal College of Music (London): John Lewis Foundation Scholar and freelance musicians with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Lion King (London's West End).

Charlotte Groves - BMus (1st Hons) Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester): Member of the Fairey Band (ranked 10th in the world) and frequent performer at Royal Albert Hall (London), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), and Bridgewater Hall (Manchester).

Music Production and Composition Faculty

Andy Mayell - MA, City University (London): Edexcel Music examiner and qualification development writer, and independent film composer.

David Knight - BMus (Hons), Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London): Arranger for BBC, SKY and ITV Programmes, and Performer for Jazz Singer Ben Cipolla.

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