Senior RecitalTeng Jian Khoo ’09, violin
The Williams College Department of Music will present a Senior Recital featuring Teng Jian Khoo, violin on Saturday, May 2, at 5 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This free event is open to the public.
Khoo will be playing The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams, Poème, op. 25 by Chausson, and Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 9 by Szymanowski. He will be accompanied by Tiffany Yu ’09 and Noah Lindquist ’08.
A resident of Penang, Malaysia, Teng Jian Khoo ’09 began playing the violin at age 10, after an abortive attempt to learn the piano. His first teacher was Lo Mei Yoke, concertmistress of the Penang State Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral musician, Teng Jian has performed in Malaysia, Thailand and Australia, most notably joining the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra in 2004. He is currently a student of Joanna Kurkowicz.
At Williams, Teng Jian has at various times been a member of the Berkshire Symphony, Symphonic Winds and Percussion Ensemble. In addition, he conducts the Student Symphony. A Physics major who has dabbled in Math, History and Chinese, he plans to pursue a PhD. in Physics next year.
Besides his musical exploits, Teng Jian is an avid fencer, cook and cat-lover.