One of Malaysia’s leading cellists, Mr. Jonathan Oh has received acclaim for his active roles as a performer, educator, and curator. Highly sought after for live performances as well as recordings, Jonathan has performed extensively with orchestras and chamber ensembles in the region, including the ASEAN Symphony Orchestra, the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Malaysian National Symphony Orchestra.
A dedicated music educator, Jonathan established and tutored the award-winning youth string ensemble Arioso Sinfonia in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, where he currently resides. He was appointed as cello tutor for the Permata Seni Muzik programme in 2010, and continues to teach at several institutions of higher education in Kuala Lumpur.
Currently, Jonathan remains an active member of The Sutera Ensemble and holds the position of Artistic Director in the Euroasia Association of Performing Arts, as well as Artistic Curator of The Classical Music Festival in Johor. He was recently appointed as the Regional Director of the International Relations Department at Thailand’s renowned, multiple award-winning orchestra Siam Sinfonietta in 2018.
EDUCATIONAL CONTENT CURATOR
Dr. Andrew Filmer
Educational Content Curator
Diversity is a hallmark of Dr Andrew Filmer’s career, with expertise in viola performance, musicology, and publication. As a performer, his interests range from the use of period bows, to collaborations with contemporary composers, and conducting.
Andrew is a member of the Sutera Ensemble, was guest leader of Ensemble Virama, and performs in a trio with violinist Mabel Wong and pianist Robin Lee. Andrew holds a PhD from the University of Otago, where he was a New Zealand International Doctoral Scholar, and a master’s degree in viola performance from Indiana University at South Bend, where he was also on a full scholarship. He is a lecturer at Sunway University, and was previously at Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Additionally, Andrew holds the positions of Consultant to the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, Advisor of Musica Sinfonietta Penang, and Associate of the Euroasia Association of Performing Arts. He was the first non-American to be appointed to the position of Editor of Journal of the American Viola Society in the publication’s 30-year history.