Eunice Koh is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of South Carolina under the tutelage of Professor Claire Bryant. Eunice received her Master’s in Music from Southern Illinois University where she studied under Dr. Eric Lenz, and her Bachelor of Music with honors from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts – Royal College of Music under the guidance of Singapore Symphony Orchestra cellist, Zhao Yu Er, and London Symphony Orchestra cellist, Amanda Truelove.
Eunice is a firm believer in exploring various musical styles and genres. She is an advocate for world music and is constantly researching performance practices from different cultures. Eunice is part of two Singapore based ensembles – Stringwerkz and Open Score Project. Stringwerkz is an award-winning Chinese Chamber Music Quintet comprised of four Erhu musicians and a cellist. They performed recitals in Singapore as well as recitals at Hamline University, Minnesota in 2018-2019. Apart from recitals, Stringwerkz curates community performances, school workshops, and hospital performances. Open Score Project is a multicultural and ethnically diverse ensemble that was invited to perform in Hanoi and Shanghai for the Singapore Festival and Singapore Day. Apart from these two ensembles, she also performs regularly with chamber music groups. One of the groups, Vive Quintet, participated in the Nanyang International Music Competition and was awarded the silver prize. She is also a cellist that actively collaborates with other art disciplines such as, dance, theatre, poetry and visual arts. Eunice also performs with various Orchestras of different genres in the music scene. She has performed with groups such as Singapore Lyric Opera, Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra, Re: mix, Orchestra of the Music Makers, The Young Musicians’ Foundation Orchestra, ADDO Chamber Orchestra, etc. and has led the cello section for the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra and Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra.
As a versatile and active cellist, Eunice shares memorable and diverse experiences with a global audience through cross-cultural collaborations and curating engaging programs. Her work with intensive chamber music activities and ability to maintain an active performance schedule, both locally and internationally, help Eunice to passionately impart her musical knowledge and experience with each student’s growth and development.