Orchestra of the Music Makers
Yibin Seow is a Singaporean oboist and conductor. He is currently the associate conductor of the Orchestra of the Music Makers, the guest principal oboist of Chamber Philharmonic Taipei and conducts the concert bands of National Junior College (Junior High) and Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary).
While based in Europe, he served as the conductor of the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, UK, principal guest conductor of North Cheshire Wind Orchestra, UK and conductor of the Musikgesellschaft Harmonie Büsserach, Switzerland.
Yibin has conducted at the Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise festival, at BBC Radio 3 live broadcast and guest conducted Bands, including the Blasorchester Südwind, Germany, Zürcher Jugendblasorchester u25, Switzerland and the Sociedade Filarmonica Palmelense “Loureiros”, Portugal. He also worked extensively with British Orchestras such as Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockport Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata.
In Singapore, he has conducted prominent musical groups such as The Philharmonic Winds, Orchestra Collective, Singapore Wind Symphony and the Windstars Ensemble. As a keen educator, he also presented an eight-week radio series, “The Concert Band Programme”, which was broadcast on Symphony 92.4 FM, led workshops at the Singapore Woodwind Festival and has given conducting masterclasses at National Junior College. He currently authors articles for The Band Post.
Yibin began oboe studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore) before furthering them with Emanuel Abbühl at Musik-Akademie Basel (Switzerland), where he also pursued Wind Band Conducting studies with Felix Hauswirth. He subsequently joined the Royal Northern College of Music, studying Orchestral Conducting under Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. He has also participated in conducting masterclasses with Juanjo Mena, Jac van Steen, Tim Reynish, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Manuel Nawri.