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PAST PERFORMANCE

2023

Tribute to Bill Evans with Singapore Symphony Orchestra | Esplanade Concert Hall 6 January 2023 

2022

Christmas with Ventus at Changi Airport (17 23 November 10th 17th and 23rd December 2022)

Finnish Embassy Independence Day, 6 December 2022

'School's Out!' | Infinite Studios, Singapore 18 November 2022
Joel Love Saxophone Concerto with Ventus Music

Rhapsodic Stories | Esplanade Recital Studio 22 October 2022

Articles by: Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Flying inkpot, Pianofortephilia and Symphony 92.4

Symphony Goes To Town by Symphony 92.4| Ngee Ann City 1 October 2022

Souvenir from Singapore | Chamber Music Hall of the R Building Sibelius Academy Helsinki 8 September 2022 

Stories from Asia at Our Tampines Hub, Festive Arts Theatre 18 June 2022 

 SSO GALA: Ray Chen Plays Sibelius | Pictures At An Exhibition Esplanade Concert Hall 8 April

 QUANDARY - SEASON 2 - Episode 2
Improvised work with 𝗔𝗵𝗺𝗮𝗱 𝗞𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹 for dancer and saxophonist At Miao Dance Studio 4 March 2022

  UNHEARD: Celebrating Singaporean Female ComposersThe Arts House Chamber (Chronoma by Emily Koh) 27 February  

 If Nature Could Talk Victoria Concert Hall. Works by Gu Wei, Lee Jia Yi, Avik Chari, Chew Jun An and Koh Cheng Jin 15 Janurary 

2021

1.  Voices Of Singapore: Sounds From A Distant World 11 December

2.     Babel

3.  Catch us if you can recital with Jonathan Shin 27 November

4. Resonates with ft, avik and Samuel 30 October at the National Gallery

5. Silver Arts 2021 - Evergreen Symphonic Jukebox [Rating: G] with the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra 19 September at Victoria Theatre 

https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/silver0921g

6. Musical Soundbites with the SSO 8,9 15 16 September 

https://www.sso.org.sg/online/watch-again/musical-soundbites

7.  Timeless Tales Recital with Marko Hilpo at the Sibelius Academy R Talo Chamber Music Hall 15 March 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhUCnorLzc8


2020:

1.    Imprint & 傳承 Organised by Phoon Yew Tien on 1 November at Tampines Hub World Premiere of Carnival Duets by Ng Yu Hng (performed by Samuel Phua and Ralph Lim 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaIqwHf_UKQ
https://www.cssingapore.org/events/imprint-%E5%82%B3%E6%89%BF-imprint-concert-online/

2.    SAJB Quartet Virtual Concert 26 June on National Arts Council Singapore  Facebook page 
https://youtu.be/9V7-OCeEHrk

3.    1st XSQVC Virtual Camp 23-24 May on ZOOM 
https://youtu.be/uE6h3gPgeDg

4.    We are the World - Michael Jackson (Salaya Saxophone Ensemble with Friends Around the World Project) 9 May  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxcuW-eNCkQ

5.    Finalist in "Classic Winds" • International Saxophone and Clarinet Competition 
Israel, Tel-Aviv 1-5 March 2020 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAkQPF3Jgwo&list=PLdM7x1pwWA5ZvA40xWNDWCDwoVhRZzXbb

6.    Cornerstone pieces for saxophone Recital by Samuel Phua and Marko Hilpo Camerata Hall 23 February https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeiZyySVfYw&list=PLdM7x1pwWA5b3gKQ-KhdNgWwd8xAvuull

7.    METRIC improvisation program at the Estonian Academy of Music and theatre 22-26 January 2020.METRIC included interdisciplinary group sessions, solo improvisation master classes and public concerts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMRE6FaINR8&list=PL2bUQi4JuR5TXSGQBKyhfy9mkdoqM6_cK&index=55
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPYjhyZZSsE&list=PL2bUQi4JuR5TXSGQBKyhfy9mkdoqM6_cK&index=28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ASVzq_5j0k&list=PL2bUQi4JuR5TXSGQBKyhfy9mkdoqM6_cK&index=50

8.    Primary Languages Yamaon with Nicolas Mizen Camerata hall in Musikkitalo and Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Maijansali 9 and 10 January https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnwxdUtgvtc


2019
1.    A Winter Tale Trio Recital featuring Samuel Phua (Saxophone) Jo-Shan Lee (flute), Joona Uusitalo (piano) and Kiku Kamalaien (piano) at the Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Maijansali 9 December 
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdM7x1pwWA5bMJOnjsx0__ckaKh0wbp3K


2.    Stories of Old, Saxiba class concert 
Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Maijansali 9 December 16 December 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_WERe2o1X8 


3.    "...and tomorrow will be better than yesterday..." - Mikhail Bronner performed by Lukas Eckerrot (trumpet) Samuel Phua (saxophone) and Evgeny Salimgareev (piano)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feES9cnSv3M


4.    Belgium Kings Day Duo Recital with Koenraad van de Velde for the Belgium Embassy of Finland 15 Nov 2019


5.    Arosa Saxophone Academy 18 -25 August 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSSsg79f--I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJEVI9O04M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLSdtpcUSOo


6.    OMM: Zarathustra! 17 August (guest saxophonist for Belshazzar’s feast) at the Esplanade Concert Hall 
https://youtu.be/kuNg-iicDlM?t=214


7.     Singapore Symphony Orchestra: National Day Concert (Guest Soloist) 10 August 2019 
 https://youtu.be/RtirLvfGNZc?t=546
https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/sso-national-day-concert-examines-what-is-singaporean-music


8.    4th place Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy 22- 28 July Rangsit University


9.    A Summer Recital by Samuel Phua (saxophone) and Lin Xiangning (piano) School of the Arts, Orchestra Rehearsal Studio 19 July https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdM7x1pwWA5bcWhCSixX7Hjg-6Lz3Xpsr


10.    Laivaston soittokunta (performance with the Navy Band of Finland featuring music from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 
Pohjola Laivaston soittokunta Alexander Hanson, kapellimestari
 26 April 
https://turunkonservatorio.fi/tapahtuma/pohjola/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2232465546995465/?ref=newsfeed


2018
1.    Helsinki Saksofoniorkesteri  Pornaisten kirkossa! 26 August 2018


2.    World Saxophone Congress XVIII Saxiba Saxophone ensemble recital 12 July 2018


3.    World Saxophone Congress XVIII Xin Saxophone Quartet recital 12 July 2018
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdM7x1pwWA5ZHOzdyFhYeNSrtXHI3sUMl

4.    Nordic Saxophone Festival Aarhus 24-28 March 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1cZkPKysU4

5.    Helsinki Saksofoniorkesteri  10-års jubileumskonsert 10 March 2018


6.    Woodwind Matinee: Balafon By Christian Lauba Sibelius Academy Camerata Hall 2 March https://youtu.be/1obiNh-Vljk 


7.    Chapters: A Saxophone Recital Presented by Samuel Phua (saxophone) Mervyn Lee (piano) Ang Yi Xiang (saxophone) Leslie Wong (saxophone) and Ryan Benjamin Lee (moving image artist) at the School Of The Arts Orchestra Rehearsal Studio 12 Jan 2018 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=Sznsyjp3pGQ&feature=youtu.be


2017
1.    On the fifth day of Christmas Soloist with the Philharmonic Winds Singapore at the Esplanade Concert Hall 29 December 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdM7x1pwWA5YxJUVTosAryrXyWHceXNH4
http://pianofortephilia.blogspot.com/2018/01/on-fifth-day-of-christmas-philharmonic.html
https://thebandpost.com/2018/01/the-philharmonic-winds-promoting-singaporean-artists-collectively/

2.    Soundtracks of our Childhood Beautiful Sunday with the Maha Bodhi Alumni Band 8 October 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBDKVvIt0k8
https://youtu.be/0inIWGHzAZ4?t=75

3.    The Business Times- CapitaLand Fundraising Concert: Sunburst in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore). Performed with Lin Xiang Ning  20 October 2017 at SOTA Concert Hall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKv0SpkF4UQ
https://www.sota.edu.sg/news/campus-buzz/school-events/2017/11/23/sunburst-fundraising-concert

4.    The Philharmonic Winds Presents Toki Otozuru A concert of Japanese Chamber Music. Improvisation II by Ryo Noda (performed by Samuel Phua). 1 October 2017 at the Victoria Concert Hall 
https://artsrepublic.sg/events/2017/08/the-philharmonic-winds-chamber-series-2017

5.    Singapore Saxophone Symposium 12 - 14 August 2017 at NAFA Campus 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx0UoaktRNs


6.    VCH presents Lite: Jin Ta & Friends. 30 July 2017 at the Victoria Concert Hall
https://issuu.com/ssogroup/docs/30_jul_17_vch_presents_lite_digital


7.    Singapore Symphony Orchestra: VCH OPEN HOUSE presents Anna’s Promise. 24 May 2017 at the Victoria Concert Hall

8.    The Philharmonic Winds Presents: Symphonic Collage A Musical Tapestry. Improvisation I by Ryo Noda performed by Samuel Phua  4 June 2017 at the Esplanade Concert Hall 

http://www.philharmonicwinds.org/concerts/past-concerts/symphonic-collage-a-musical-tapestry/


9.    Protege Saxophone Ensemble in Concert. 27 May 2017 at the Forte Musicademy 
https://youtu.be/d9IQ87fvsGM


10.    Protege Saxophone Ensemble Solo Works: Bachelor’s Party! 22 April 2017 at the Forte Musicademy


11.    Singapore Symphony Orchestra: Westside Story West Side Story. 21 Jan 2017 at the Esplanade Concert hall 


2016    
1.    WBAS Youth Band Festival Concert with Windstars. 17 Dec 2016 at the Esplanade Concert Hall
https://youtu.be/raSERVUiQcM?t=342
https://youtu.be/b8WTMY235NU

2.    Lunchtime concert with Jin Tan, Samuel Phua and Beatrice Lim at Singapore Institute of Management 12 Dec 2016 at the SIM Performing Arts Center https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdM7x1pwWA5a19EM0urdzO0hGWz3lXl9w

3.    Back to Basics Presented by Xin Saxophone Quartet 1 Dec 2016 at the Sinfornietta Recital Hall, Forte Musicademy  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdM7x1pwWA5ZPR673wj1QsupStShmbqYn

4.    Singapore Saxophone Symposium 13 Aug 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGVxB_mAg0M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r41pvkO2Pyk


5.    NAFA Saxophone quartet concert 6 March 2016 at the Gardens By The Bay

6.    Sax Education: A night of saxophone music by Protégé Saxophone Ensemble 30 April at the Sinfornietta Recital Hall, Forte Musicademy


2015
1.    Diversity by Singapore Wind Symphony 20 Dec at the SOTA Concert Hall (soloist for Gershwin Fantasy Arranged by Ralph Martino) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQhS9OML-mU


https://terrencewong89.wixsite.com/twfy-sg/single-post/2015/12/12/diversity-singapore-wind-symphony
2.    #throwbackII by Maha Bodhi School Alumni Band 5 Dec at Maha Bodhi School Hall
https://youtu.be/E6fJxl5JJPU?t=141
3.    Neon Lights Festival with Bennett Bay 29 November at Fort Canning
4.    NUS110 Concert in the Park with the Lorong Boys 28 Nov at Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
5.    Resonates with: Aural Narratives with Asian Contemporary Ensemble, George Chua and Bani Haykal 28 November at the National Gallery Singapore
6.    Anthar Agni with the Temple of Fine Arts 20 November at the Esplanade Concert Hall
7.    Sayang Singapura by Asian Contemporary Music 13/14 nov at the Arts House
https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/fun-way-to-discover-singapore

8.    National Day Rally Appreciation Dinner 2015 hosted by the Prime Minister’s Office 30 October at the National Gallery

9.    Samuel Phua Presents: Milestones, my final year recital 23 October at the School of the Arts, Orchestral Rehearsal Studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2CUlXbeXAc


10.    Singapore Anglican Community Services and St. Andrew's Mission Hospital.Joint Charity Dinner with Windworkz the big band, Lead Alto saxophonist 2 October at the Regent Singapore
11.    'Guru Smriti” a musical tribute to Tabla Guru , Ustad Hanif Khan Mirajkar performance with the SOTA indian fusion ensemble 12 September at the Temple of Fine Arts Singapore 

12.     Art Fresco Monthly Music Series: Songs of Singapore: A Melting Pot of Culture by the Asian Contemporary Ensemble concert 29 aug at Woodlands library 
13.    SOTA Arts Festival presents: Potpourrie!  Saxophonist with the SOTA Indian Ensemble 30 July at the School of the Arts Concert Hall
14.    SOTA Arts Festival presents: Double Bill MCM Duet with Rebecca Lee for the Duo Sonata by Gregory Wanamaker 29 July at the School of the Arts Concert Hall
15.    SOTA Arts Festival presents: Mainly Strings guest saxophonist with the SOTA string ensemble 28 July at the School of the Arts Concert Hall
16.    John Williams Extravaganza: Soloist for Catch me if you can With the Singapore Symphony Orchestra by John Williams 24 April at the Esplanade Concert Hall 
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/concert-review-singapore-symphony-orchestra-thrills-with-movie-magic

https://seenandheard-international.com/2015/04/the-music-and-magic-of-john-williams/

17.    Concert series: Islands in Music: Guest Baritone saxophonist for Le Mont St Michel by Serge Lancen for the NAFA wind orchestra 26 March
18.    Saxophone Concert II FAMA saxophone ensemble 14 March at the Singapore Wind Symphony band room
19.    OMM Prom presents Jazz! 7 March at the Esplanade Concert Hall 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybFDaam7Cmo&t=1s
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/concert-review-jazz-pianist-jeremy-monteiro-the-academic-romancer-and-raver

20.    Pitch Black –Music Director and performer for the interdisciplinary performance. 29 Jan at the SOTA concert hall


2014

1.    Christmas carolling performance, for Changi Simei monthly PAssionArts Hotspot Programme at Simei Mrt on 28 Dec 2014 
2.    Maha Bodhi School presents Reminiscence III 20 December at the Singapore Conference Hall 
https://youtu.be/E6fJxl5JJPU?t=141

3.    ChildAid 2014 Alumni Edition 5-6 December at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjUVRKRJvug
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/hub/childaid-2014/nurturing-talent-10-years-and-counting
4.    SOTA Year 4 Concert for Hospice 28 October at the School of the Arts, Orchestral Rehearsal Studio
5.    Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra presents Singapore Gifted Young Musicians 2014: Dreaming Big -22 September at the SOTA Concert Hall
6.    BBC Planet Earth In Concert by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra 12 September at the Esplanade Concert Hall
7.    President’s Young Performer’s concert with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra- 24th and 25th July at the Victoria Concert Hall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvwOVhg3bw
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/concert-review-young-saxophonist-star-shines-bright

8.    Out of Sight Out of Mind (Alto saxophonist for the theatre production by fellow IBCC Theatre students) at SOTA Theatre Studio-3 April
9.    OmmProms: Rhythm and Rhapsodies 1 March  at Esplanade Concert Hall


2013
1.    #Throwback- (Presented by Maha Bodhi School Alumni band) 28 December at the Maha Bodhi School Hall

2.    1st WBAS festival (Presented by Wind Band Association of Singapore) at the Esplanade Concert Hall

3.    Voices for hospices (presented by SOTA students)- 13 October at the University Cultural Center
https://youtu.be/mEndhkQtHk4?t=196

4.    Concerti Soloisti II (presented by winners of the SOTA concerto competition with the Orchestra of the Music Makers)- 2 Aug at the SOTA concert hall
https://youtu.be/MR0oz6c08Y4

5.    SOTA Arts Festival 2013- Inked Sun at the Step (Presented by SOTA’s Pop band)- 29 July at the School of the Arts Singapore 

6.    Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Singapore Saxophonist Playoff- 20 July at the NAFA Lee Foundation Theatre https://ianchen66.pixnet.net/blog/post/39516605-youtube%3asamuel-phua-i-an-chen-play-desenclos---prelude%2c-cade

7.    Tones 2013 (presented by SOTA’ s Pop Band)- 11 May 
8.    Cool Classics at Esplanade (presented by SOTA’ s Pop Band)- 8 Feb


2012: 
1.    Under 18 OKTO http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/tv/okto/under-18-1

2.    Reminiscence II- 29 December  (Presented by Maha Bodhi School Alumni band) Alto Saxophone soloist for Fiesta En La Playa  at the Singapore Chinese Concert Hall
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AyeivjXiXs

3.    ChildAid 2012 (The Electric Edition) 7-8 December at the Marina Bay Sands Hall
https://youtu.be/W-c19QHLRmc?t=440
https://youtu.be/4isLh8YBUUw?t=454
4.    An Evening With Benyamin Nuss 24 November at the SOTA Concert Hall
5.    Creating to Performing- 22 August (SOTA Music Faculty Concert) 
6.     Lunchtime concert Sonata for Alto saxophone and Piano Op19 by Paul Creston 1 September at the SOTA Concert Hall
7.    Singapore Saxophone Symposium: Singaporean Saxophonist Play Off 28 July: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op 29 by Robert Muczynski
https://youtu.be/nJ5HS8MgbaA
8.    Esplanade Concourse concert with the SOTA Pop Band 18 Feb: Jonetsu Tariku 
https://youtu.be/9uLMxhbyjo0

2011 
1.    Odyssey III 3 December at the Singapore Chinese Concert Hall


2010
1.    Lunchtime Concert 22 September: at the SOTA Orchestral Rehearsal Studio Minuet from L’Arlesienne by Georges Bizet
 https://youtu.be/e4YKbYLbFLE

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