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David Lim Kim San (b. 7 May 1933, Singapore–) has a diverse career in music which spanned over four decades, including educator, administrator, producer, advocate, vocalist and conductor. Lim’s contribution to the school band and choral movements began in the 1960s when he spearheaded the music education scene in Singapore, together with an elite group of specialists. He is also noted for his role as conductor of the Singapore Youth Choir (SYC) for more than two decades. In 1974, he led the choir at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, where it won first prize in the youth category. Lim was conferred the Cultural Medallion in 1979 for his contributions to the nation. He was also awarded the COMPASS Meritorious Award in 2001.