At the centre is Voice and around it is humility. At Vocal Associates we have a duty to share our gifts with humility.
Humility. A quality that the sage practices constantly according to Lao Tzu, a legendary Chinese philosopher. Humility as Lao Tzu teaches it includes serving, helping out, listening, caring, loving, spreading kindness, teaching, sharing and then taking a step back.
Be it books, person, or in this technological era, YouTube, learning is a continuous process. Musicians have teachers and mentors that guide every step of our growth process.
We will have Bertrand share more about this topic. Bertrand is a professional artiste and a very talented pianist. We are very lucky to have him as our resident pianist.
Bertrand studied with Albert Tiu at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship, and has since performed with some of Singapore’s best musicians. Bertrand has been the (rehearsal) pianist for Vocal Associates for the past 5 years, and has worked with several distinguished conductors on orchestral works with chorus, including Mahler’s Symphony Number 8.
Stay tuned to catch what Bertrand has to say about humility in music making in our next post!