Thursday, August 6, 2009
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
This building is Singapore's first institution for studying for a degree in music. The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music is a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University in the United States. Opened in 2006, its facade comprise full length glass panels allowing peeks into the foyer of the concert hall and library and the filtering of natural light into its internal spaces. The glass walls are supported by paired bow trusses which look like the strings on a violin or cello.
Its young student musicians come from worldwide including China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Iran, Austria, United States, besides Singapore.
It's a significant building which allows for the aspirations of those with a passion of music. Aspiring young musicians here previously have to go abroad for music training.
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