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Performing Arts
Artist:
Tan, Eleanor A. L.
Creator:
Tan, Eleanor A. L. 
Subject:
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Arts>>Performing Arts>>Music
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Resource Guide
File Details:
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Abstract:
Kam Kee Yong (b. 28 February 1938, Penang, Malaysia - ) is known to many as a composer, violinist, conductor, artist, and, not least, as the father of violinist Kam Ning. He is often described as a self-made man, with values of hard work and a pioneering spirit. Kam led the Singapura String Orchestra and the People’s Association String Orchestra from the 1970s to 80s, nurturing a generation of musicians. He is a strong advocate for the performance of local compositions. Kam is also a prolific artist who paints on a variety of themes, some of which are whimsical or humorous, but yet serves as a social commentary on the lives we lead.
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