Brendan signing autographs at the album launch
Singapore’s youngest local cellist, Brendan Goh, recently launched his debut album entitled ‘Brendan: A brand new day.’ Recorded in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory studio, the album consists of 17 tracks, including famous tunes like Bach / Gounod’s Ave Maria, Beethoven’s Minuet in G, Rimsky Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee, and Edward Grieg’s Solvejg’s Song.
“This CD is especially significant because this will be the last time that Brendan will be playing on the antique 1720 Paolo Testore cello. This cello had accompanied him ever since he was nine, and now, having outgrown it, Brendan will be starting the next phase of his musical journey, filled with endless opportunities and brand new days ahead,” said Brendan’s father, Dr Wilson Goh, during the album launch held at Tanglewood Music School.
Performing one of the tracks in the album
All sales proceeds of the CD will be donated to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF). The BTBAF aims to enable economically-disadvantaged children between ages five and 12 years to pursue their aspirations of developing their artistic talents in Singapore.
“I have tutored Brendan since he was nine years old, and I am very proud to see how he has blossomed into a fine young cellist. Donating the proceeds of his first CD helps kick start his musical career on a right note. I am glad to be able to help him produce this CD and be part of his efforts of giving back to society,” said Mr Qin Li Wei, Brendan’s private tutor, who is also head of cello studies of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore.
Brendan with his private tutor, Qin Li Wei
Priced at S$25 each, ‘Brendan: A brand new day’ can be bought in selected music outlets – Synwin Music, Gramercy Music (Katong) and Gramercy Music (Esplanade Mall). It is also available in all GPA Dental clinics (Balmoral Plaza, Holland Village, Parkview Square and United Square) and Tanglewood Music School.
“I hope you will enjoy my music and support my goal of helping young musicians in Singapore,” Brendan told guests at his album launch.