Brenda Koh

A baroque and modern violinist, Brenda Koh has performed extensively in numerous chamber and orchestra ensembles in Singapore. Currently pursuing Master of Music Degrees in both Violin Performance and Historical Performance at the Peabody Institute studying under Keng-Yuen Tseng and Risa Browder, Brenda earned her Joint Degree Bachelor of Music Degree from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and the Peabody Institute in 2017.

She has taken up principal positions in orchestras including the Orchestra of the Music Makers, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. She was also invited to play with the Australian World Orchestra during their 2016 season as an Academy Player during their Singapore tour. A member of the Baltimore Baroque Band (BBB) at the Peabody Institute, Brenda recently appeared as soloist and leader with the BBB in the 2017/18 season.

With a passionate interest in developing arts education within her community, Brenda has been actively involved in community engagement activities that aim to share the joy of music-making with the public. She has led the Community Engagement Team at the Orchestra of Music Makers, and programmed outreach concerts and workshops in Singapore and Taiwan.

Brenda began her violin studies at the age of four in Singapore under the tutelage of Lee Yuk Chuan. She earned her Trinity ATCL Diploma at 11 and completed her Trinity LTCL Diploma at 16. She was subsequently accepted into School of the Arts, Singapore, where she studied with Darin Varbanov, under whom she obtained Honourable Mention of the 1st Degree at the 53rd Kocian International competition in Czech Republic.