Musical Works

Music Arrangements & Performances

Over the years, I have written many chamber music works, and have developed a particular interest in arranging pieces from popular culture for string quartet.

 

It is always an exciting challenge to re-imagine and re-create rich musical ideas with only 4 unique parts, and to explore the diverse range of techniques possible for stringed instruments!

My arrangements have been regularly performed by my chamber groups. Notably, my work was premiered by the Hwa Chong Institution String Ensemble (HCSE) at its 2008 musical exchange-tour at Thailand in collaboration with Harrow International School (Bangkok), Payap University (Chiangmai), the Thai Youth Orchestra, and the Chiangmai Youth Orchestra, during which I was also featured as a soloist.

 

More recently, my work has been featured in the repertoire performed by Arpeggione String Quartet (Singapore), of which I am also a founding member. Some of our performances of my arrangements are shared below — Enjoy!

Arpeggione Quartet

Arpeggione Quartet
Epilogue - La La Land - Arpeggione String Quartet
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Epilogue - La La Land - Arpeggione String Quartet

A Whole New World — Aladdin | Arpeggione String Quartet (Singapore)
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A Whole New World — Aladdin | Arpeggione String Quartet (Singapore)

I'll Make a Man Out of You — Mulan | Arpeggione String Quartet (Singapore)
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I'll Make a Man Out of You — Mulan | Arpeggione String Quartet (Singapore)

Arrangements for String Quartet

​Film

  • A Whole New World — Aladdin (1992) — Alan Menken

  • Adah's Theme (La Femme Avec Les Yeux Lumineux) — Sex and the City — Mikhail Baryshnikov

  • City of Stars — La La Land (2016) — Justin Hurwitz

  • El Tango de RoxanneMoulin Rouge (2001)

  • Epilogue — La La Land (2016) — Justin Hurwitz

  • I'll Make a Man Out of You — Mulan (1998) — Matthew Wilder

  • Imperial March — Star Wars — John Williams

  • Introduction & Ice Dance — Edward Scissorhands (1990) — Danny Elfman

  • La Valse de L'Amour — Cinderella (2015) — Patrick Doyle

  • Les Avions en Papier — Les Choristes (2004) — Bruno Coulais

  • Married Life  Up (2009)  Michael Giacchino

  • Riders of Rohan — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) — Howard Shore (*Commissioned)

  • So Close  Enchanted (2007)  Jon McLaughlin

  • Test Drive — How to Train Your Dragon (2010) — John Powell

  • The Chairman's Waltz — Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) — John Williams

  • The Princess Diaries Waltz — The Princess Diaries (2001) — John Debney

  • This is Me — The Greatest Showman (2017) — Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Drama

  • B Rossette — White Tower (2007) — Kim Soo Jin

  • My Destiny  My Love from the Stars (2013)  Lyn

  • Reason  Autumn in My Heart (2000)  Jung Il-Young

  • Thorn Love  Empress Ki (2013)  4MEN

  • You Are My Everything  Descendants of the Sun (2016)  GUMMY

​Pop

  • Bitter Sweet Symphony — The Verve (*Commissioned)

  • Count On Me/You Belong To Me (Medley) — Bruno Mars/Lifehouse 

  • Everything — Michael Bublé

  • Happy — Pharrell Williams (*Commissioned)

  • Here, There and Everywhere — The Beatles (*Commissioned)

  • Just the Way You Are — Bruno Mars

  • Kids — MGMT (*Commissioned)

  • Make You Feel My Love — Adele/Bob Dylan

  • Somewhere Only We Know — Keane​

  • Waltz for the Moon/Eyes On Me  Final Fantasy VIII  Nobuo Uematsu

  • When We Were Young — Adele

  • Wonderwall — Oasis (*Commissioned)

  • 初恋 (Hatsukoi "First Love") — Mika Nakashima

  • 不该 ("Shouldn't Be") — Jay Chou

  • 城里的月光 ("Moonlight in the City") — Mavis Hee

  • 家后 ("Wife") — Jody Chiang (*Commissioned)

  • 来夜方长 ("Long Nights to Come") 玻璃樽 (Gorgeous)  William So & Kit Chan

  • 明明就/淘汰/青花瓷 ("Obviously"/"Elimination"/"Blue and White Porcelain"): Mashup — Jay Chou/Eason Chan

  • 她说 ("She Says") — JJ Lin

  • 听海 ("Listen To The Sea") — aMEI

  • 听见下雨的声音 ("Rhythm of the Rain")  Jay Chou

  • 我怀念的 ("What I Miss") — Stefanie Sun

  • ​​我愿意 ("I'm Willing") — Faye Wong (*Commissioned)

  • 屋顶 ("Rooftop") — Jay Chou

  • 小幸运 ("A Little Happiness")  我的少女时代 (Our Times)  Hebe Tien

  • 月亮代表我的心 ("The Moon Represents My Heart") — Teresa Teng

Arrangements for Piano & Violin

  • For You — Joe Hisaishi

Arrangements for 2 Violins, 2 Cellos, & Piano

  • Phantasia (The Phantom of the Opera Medley) — Andrew Lloyd Webber