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The Philharmonic Winds (Singapore) Ltd

Music
The word "Philharmonic" translates to a fondness or devotion to music, and The Philharmonic Winds truly embraces that. Formed in 2000, The Philharmonic Winds has grown to more than 80 dedicated members who have come together because of their common love for music. A congregation of skilled musicians from all walks of life – tertiary students to working professionals, music students to wind band instructors – The Philharmonic Winds is proud to be home to a thriving musical community, a family which includes the Philharmonic Youth Winds, an ensemble initiated to provide an opportunity for passionate, young musicians to further their wind music experience.

The Philharmonic Winds constantly strives to present fresh and exciting quality music to its audiences and aspires to achieve professionalism in all aspects of music-making, with the aim of becoming one of the finest wind orchestras in the region. Led by Music Director Leonard Tan, the ensemble has performed a collection of landmark works from the wind band repertoire, and led the way for local wind orchestras in presenting the best and the most exciting wind music to Singaporean audiences. An avid supporter of local music, the orchestra has also staged numerous concerts dedicated to works by Singaporean and Singapore-based composers, and commissioned new compositions which are premiered at its “Singapore Compose!” concerts. Beyond the wind music scene, The Philharmonic Winds has collaborated with many local talents from other musical and arts genres.

The Philharmonic Winds is privileged to have collaborated with world-renowned musicians, and performed under the baton of distinguished conductors such as Principal Guest Conductor Timothy Reynish. It is proud to have received much recognition on the world stage as one of Singapore’s premier arts flag-bearers. The ensemble has received many international accolades and been invited to headline a number of international festivals.

Besides its regular concert seasons at the Esplanade Concert Hall and overseas performances, The Philharmonic Winds also regularly presents free community outreach concerts in the heartlands. It strongly believes in helping to make society better – for example, by helping raise funds for The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore and Yellow Ribbon Fund.

For more information on The Philharmonic Winds, please visit its social media channels. In particular, keep a lookout for its YouTube channel, with close to 40,000 active subscribers and videos viewed more than 10 million times!