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Digital Concert – A guitar recital by Kevin Loh

Kevin Loh © The Singapore Symphony Orchestra
© The Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Girton student Kevin Loh (Music, 2019), one of the leading classical guitarist of his generation, pre-recorded a wonderful guitar recital for our annual concert as part of the Roll of Alumni weekend. Kevin's programme included works by J. S. Bach, Schubert, Takemitsu and Duke Ellington.

Kevin has recently completed his first year as Music undergraduate at Girton, where he holds the College Music Scholarship. Born and raised in Singapore, Kevin is one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. A recipient of the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music, he is already an internationally acclaimed concert guitarist with many accolades and honours to his name.

He has given concerts all over the world, from the Wigmore Hall in London, to the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has also worked with various orchestras, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with whom he gave the world premiere of a new guitar concerto by Singaporean composer Bernard Tan in 2013.

Kevin is frequently invited as a featured artist in international guitar festivals, where he has given concerts, masterclasses, and lectures, and has shared his experience as a concert guitarist. He has also organised many guitar workshops for schools, universities and guitar societies in Singapore and other South East Asian countries.

Kevin was talent-spotted by the Yehudi Menuhin School via his YouTube channel when he was only 12 years old, and he was awarded a grant by the Rolling Stones to study at the prestigious music school, where he spent seven years as their first Asian guitarist. Since then, he has finished two years of mandatory military service in the Singapore Armed Forces and is now back in the United Kingdom pursuing his degree at Girton. He is a scholar of the Loke Cheng-Kim Foundation, and was recently awarded First Prize in the Cambridge University Music Society (CUMS) Concerto Competition.