Yibin Seow, the winner of the 6th Swiss Conducting Competition (2010) and the International Wind Orchestra Conducting Competition “Con brio”, Austria (2010), is currently studying for his Masters in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and his studies are generously supported by the Zochonis Charitable Trust.
Yibin’s involvement in conducting began as an assistant wind band conductor to Dr Lee Tian Tee with the TPJC and ACJC Symphonic Band in Singapore. He later underwent formal training with Maestro Wang Ya-hui at the YST Conservatory of Music, Singapore and Professor Felix Hauswirth at Basel Music Academy, Switzerland. He has taken masterclasses and lessons with conductors including Timothy Reynish, England, Dr Harlan Parker at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, USA and Alexander Polishchuk, Russia.
During the last few years, he has conducted several wind orchestras including the Basel Musikschule Blasorchester (Windspiel), Stadtmusik Basel Blasorchester and the Musikgellschaft Harmonie Büsserach, which obtained a 2nd prize in the recent Eidgenössisches Musikfest 2011 in St Gallen, Switzerland.
Yibin joined the Junior RNCM staff as a conductor at the start of the 2011 academic year, working alongside Ewa Strusinska.