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Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts celebrates 85th anniversary

Musicians from Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) will perform a Prokofiev double bill in a programme featuring a new work by Singaporean composer Dr Zechariah Goh on 8 April 2023.

The concert marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of NAFA, a leading specialist higher education institution in the city state.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Lim Yau, and in partnership with The Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore, the NAFA Orchestra presents Prokofiev’s fifth symphony and second violin concerto. The soloist will be Zhu Zunzun, Grand Prize Winner of the NAFA Concerto Competition 2022/2023.

The concert opens with a world premiere of a specially commissioned work by Dr Zechariah Goh, recipient of the 2014 NAFA Distinguished Alumni Medal and 2003 National Arts Council Young Artist Award, and Head of Composition at the NAFA School of Music.