Command Performance

Command Performance

Lee-Chin Siow, College of CharlestonShe has taught and inspired countless students, performed in more than 20 countries, recorded an album inspired by her late father and recently penned a memoir: From Clementi to Carnegie. So many accomplishments might seem overwhelming for most musicians, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the much-lauded violinist and music professor Lee-Chin Siow.

In November, Siow was recognized again for her musical greatness, this time by her native country, Singapore. President Tony Tan presented Siow with a Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Meritorious Award in appreciation of her efforts to develop local music in Singapore.

“It is a double honor to have received this award in the same year that Singapore celebrated its 50th year of independence,” says Siow, who leads the College’s violin program. “I am deeply grateful, especially to my teachers and mentors who have been instrumental in my journey.”

Photo by Alan Lim