Soon Kun Ming

Soon Kun Ming graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff with distinction after completing his master’s degree, in music performance and was awarded the Brian Gilbert Instrumental Prize as one of the top scorers. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor of Classical Music (Hons.) at UCSI University. His teachers include Richard Ormrod, Loo Bang Hean and Peter Ngu. 

During his time at RWCMD, Kun Ming was actively performing solo, chamber, choral and orchestral works with the Royal Welsh Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in the Dora Stoutzker Hall, the foyer of RWCMD and St. David’s Hall, and had masterclasses with Imogen Cooper, Llŷr Williams, Christian Ihle Hadland, Richard McMahon, Peter Hill and Graham Caskie.

Following his return to Malaysia in July 2015, has been an active performer, including as a resident pianist and artistic committee member of the Kuala Lumpur City Opera, KLCO for the Madame Butterfly, Hansel and Gretel, (2018),  Nozze di Figaro and La Fille du Regiment (2017). Kun Ming has also been active in adjudicating various music competitions.

Beyond performances and recitals, he is also a keen piano accompanist . He is currently teaching in Sunway University, St. Joseph’s Institution International School, Nexus International School Putrajaya, Aswara and managed his ownprivate studio. He is an appointed pianist in Garden International School for ABRSM collaborative piano, for musical productions with the drama and music department and for choir concerts. He has performed across many countries, with appearances at theHarmonica Asia Pacific Gala Concert in Beijing and Harmony Festival in Trossingen, Germany as collaborative pianist, and ensemble performances in Wales, UK.

As a diverse musician, Kun Ming has also been a choir member of Dithyrambic Singers since 2010, for which he has also served as one of the choir rehearsal pianists in performing Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy in 2014 & 2012 and Andrea Bocelli Live in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 together with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.