Goh Hock Jun Shunta

Shunta_Goh Goh Hock Jun Shunta

Goh Hock Jun Shunta


Shunta Goh is a talented Singaporean Huqin musician and conductor. He started learning the Erhu at the age of 9 under the tutelage of renowned Huqin master Zhang Yuming. Shunta joined Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) as zhonghu musician in 2022.

Shunta graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Bachelor of Music programme in 2015, majoring in Erhu performance. In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate) to pursue a Master of Music degree majoring in orchestral conducting at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Under the tutelage of Professor Ye Jin, he graduated with top honors in July 2020. During the course of his conducting education and career, Shunta has had the privilege of receiving tutelage from world-renowned conductors and Maestros, such as Tsung Yeh, Lim Yau, Darrell Ang, Alexander Polishchuk, Li Xincao, Viktor Akulovich, Ulrich Windfuhr, and Hu Yongyan.

In 2010, he won the 1st Prize in the Erhu Open category of the National Chinese Music Competition (now known as Singapore Chinese Music Competition), and made his performance debut with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra with the erhu concerto Red Plum Capriccio, receiving rave reviews. Since 2015, Shunta has been invited as a guest Erhu musician/soloist, performing extensively in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and the USA. An accomplished chamber musician, Shunta is also the founding member of award-winning local Huqin quintet StringWerkz. Shunta considers it his calling to share his knowledge and passion towards nurturing and inspiring the next generation of Chinese music enthusiasts, and to develop the traditional Chinese music scene in Singapore.

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