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Join us to explore the life and times of Singapore's pioneer violinist, pedagogue, conductor and impresario, Goh Soon Tioe. Sumatra-born Goh dreamed of being a concert violinist while studying in Geneva, Switzerland. However, his dreams were shattered by the looming World War II and with paralysed fingers brought on by malnutrition, he was forced to return to Singapore.

Join Cultural Medallion winner, Vivien Goh, as she shares how Goh fought back to become the dominant presence on the Singapore stage for the next 30 years. He nurtured young musicians and built a string orchestra while managing concerts by famous foreign musicians and ending his career on a high as the conductor of the Singapore Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Violinist Vivien Goh has been nurturing musicians in Singapore for the last 50 years. She has performed on stage, radio and TV from a young age. She taught music in schools, in her private studio and currently teaches chamber music at the School of the Arts (SOTA). She was the founding conductor of the Singapore Youth Orchestra from 1980 to1990 and received the Cultural Medallion in 1983. Vivien is currently on the Board of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra as well as the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

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Community histories unfold in this series that traces Singapore’s social past with help from the archives.

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