The orchestra's current Music Director is Mr Muhammad Firdaus Mohamad, Dip.LCM. His interest in music led
him to a brief stint at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts where he was under the tutelage of Ms. Carolyn
Sonderegger as an oboist. He was guided in Band Directing at NIE under the tutelage of Prof. Ho, Dr Kelly
Tang, Dr Eugene, Dr Chong and Prof Peter Stead.
In 2011, Muhammad Firdaus attained the Diploma in conducting with Merit from the London College of Music.
He was commended by the Director of London College of Music, Professor John Howard for displaying a good
standard in his exams.
He is currently conducting the Marsiling Malay orchestra and The Orkestra Sri Temasek. A versatile
instrumentalist, arranger and composer, he regularly writes for both of his orchestra for performances and
regularly performs on the accordian, flute and violin for traditional malay music.
Under the direct baton of Mr Firdaus, he brought the Marsiling Malay Orchestra to its first ever competition, the
2nd National Band Competition and achieved the Silver Award in the Open Category.Other performances under
his leadership includes the National Day Dinner in 2008 attended by MPs and ARTS@MARSILING where the
performance was very well received by the public.
As a versatile instrumentalist, he has performed with various Traditional Malay ensembles, The Singapore
Malay Orchestra, Singapore Wind symphony (Youth), NIE Symphonic Band to name a few. He also performed
as soloist for Malay Dance productions by NUS Ilsa Tari, Teater Tari Era and the NTU Beztari working with
Dance Maestro Osman Hamid and Azmi Juhari (Retracter) ... (lire la suite)
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