Goh Wen Chih

Malaysian born Goh Wen Chih commenced his cello lessons at the age of 6 under the tutelage of Jonathan Oh and achieved the Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) by age 16. He also had the opportunity to work with internationally renowned artistes, such as Valèrie Aimard, Florent & Frederic Audibert, Paul-Antoine Rocca, Xavier Chatilon, Li Wen Qi, Anna Kwan and Rhonda Rider.

Wen Chih made his first international debut in China in 2011, and In 2014 , he was the only Malaysian cellist selected to participate in the ChildAid Asia Concert held in Suntory Hall, Tokyo. His other international appearances include performances in Singapore, Italy, France and Thailand, amongst others.

He was a finalist at the 2014 Asia Music Competition, and in the same year he won Second Prize for the Strings Category at the Euroasia Young Soloist Competition and the Young Artist Cello Solo Category First Prize at the Malaysian Youth Music Festival. In 2016, Wen Chih was awarded the Patron’s Prize for the Euroasia Strings Competition, the prize carried a full scholarship to attend the Cello Fan Festival in Callian, France, where he studied and performed with cellists Florent & Frederic Audibert, Paul-Antoine Rocca, and Xavier Chatilon.

Wen Chih has been a member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) since 2013, and his experience and passion for orchestral performance won him the Principal Cello Chair at the prestigious Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) for their 2018 tour, performing in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan and Philippine.

Over the last two years, Wen Chih has performed several concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), and also taken part in virtual concerts with ChildAid Asia Japan and Indonesia. Possessing a strong passion for music and performance, Wen Chih aspires to become a professional cellist. He is currently on trial with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).