Biography

Born and raised in Singapore, Kevin Loh is a recipient of the 2010 HSBC Youth Excellence Award for Musical Excellence and was talent-scouted by The Yehudi Menuhin School via his YouTube channel when he was only 12 years old and was awarded a grant by The Rolling Stones to study at the prestigious music school.

Kevin spent 7 years at the Menuhin School under the guidance of Richard Wright, and through the school he received coaching from many of the world’s leading guitarists and musicians, including John Williams, Paolo Pegoraro, Tilmann Hoppstock, Pavel Steidl, Simone Fontanelli, Stephen Goss & Jonathan Leathwood. The well-rounded environment of the Menuhin School with the world’s top young musicians, along with the constant exposure to solo, chamber and orchestral music allowed him to achieve standards of musicianship and performance at the highest level.

As an active performer, he has performed throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and Asia including the Wigmore Hall in London, the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has also worked with various orchestras including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with whom Kevin gave the world premiere of the Guitar Concerto by Singaporean composer Professor Bernard Tan.

Kevin’s extraordinary musicality has won him international accolades, winning various 1st prizes from many of the prestigious classical guitar competitions worldwide, including both the Junior and Senior categories of the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition and most recently, the 1st prize in the open category at the 34th Volos International Guitar Festival and Competition in Greece.

In addition, he has also been invited to many guitar festivals like in London, Hong Kong and Calcutta as a performing artist, giving masterclasses as well as being a lecturer, sharing his knowledge and experience on developing as a musician.

Besides actively performing, Kevin has been very passionate about outreach and the community from a young age. He regularly visits schools to share more about the guitar and music education. He also raises funds for various charities through his music in Singapore and in the region, for initiatives such as ChildAid, which strives to provide opportunities for underprivileged children to have exposure in the arts as well as providing financial aid for their education. In 2010, Kevin gave his solo debut concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall and raised USD$150,000 for The Business Times Budding Artist Fund and The Straits Time Pocket Money Fund.

Kevin currently plays a 2017 Christopher Dean guitar. He is currently serving his two years of mandatory military service as a Combat Engineer Pioneer in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Last updated on 01/07/2018

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