Muhammad firdaus mohamad
Mr Muhammad Firdaus Mohamad, Dip.LCM. His interest in music led him to a brief stint
at the Nanyang Academy
of Fine Arts where he was under the tutelage of Ms. Carolyn Sonderegger as an
oboist. He was guided in Band Directing at NIE under the tutelage of Prof. Ho, Dr Kelly Tang, Dr Eugene, Dr Chong and Prof Peter Stead. In 2011, Muhammad Firdaus attained the Diploma in conducting with Merit from the London College of Music.
He was commended by the Director of London College of Music, Professor John Howard
for displaying a good standard in his exams.
He is currently conducting the Orkestra Sri Temasek and Marsiling Malay Orchestra .
A versatile instrumentalist,
arranger and composer, he regularly writes for both of his orchestra for
performances and regularly performs on the accordian, flute and violin for traditional malay music.
Esplanade's Pesta Raya 2013, Muara Festival 2013,Teater Kami,Semarak seni 2012, N1
Cluster Hari Raya Musical,
Opening/Closing Ceremony of Malay Language Month 2012,NUS ILSA Tari annual Dance
Production and Pestariasi 2012 are some of the major events where he was theMusic Director, Composer and Arranger.
As a versatile instrumentalist, he has performed with various Traditional Malay
ensembles, The Singapore
Malay Orchestra, Singapore Wind symphony (Youth), NIE Symphonic Band to name a
few.He has also collaborated
with angklung Maestro/Composer/Arranger Mr Dzull Rabull Jalil,performed as soloist
Malay Dance productions by NUS Ilsa Tari, Teater Tari Era and the NTU Beztari
Dance Maestro Osman Hamid,Azmi Juhari and Cultural Medallion recipient Mdm Som Said
from Sri Warisan. Firdaus is also an external assessor
for the National Arts Council in evaluating traditional arts projects and part of the Malay Music Development Committee.