Milestones


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31 July 2000

The Philharmonic Winds was born   |   Debut at Victoria Concert Hall

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20 January 2001

Full length concert presenting Singaporean composers-only music   |   First wind orchestra in Singapore

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23 June 2002

Philharmonic Youth Winds was born   |   Debut concert

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26 June 2005

5th Anniversary Gala concert at Esplanade Concert Hall

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24 July 2005

First international competition   |   World Music Contest, Kerkrade (The Netherlands)   |   Gold Medal with Distinction (First Division)

First and only Singapore wind orchestra Singapore to do so

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3 June 2006

First wind orchestra ever to perform at the Singapore Arts Festival

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24 July 2008

Philharmonic Youth Winds: Inaugural Singapore International Band Festival

Winner of the only Gold medal   |   Title of Top Band in the 1st Division

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15 May 2009

40th Anniversary of the prestigious All-Japan Band Clinic   |   Only foreign wind orchestra invited

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10 April 2010

“Singapore Compose!”   |   Full-length concert featuring 10 works by Singaporean composers   |   8 world premieres

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25 July 2010

Philharmonic Youth Winds: Singapore International Band Festival

Winner of Gold medal   |   Top three bands in the Open Division

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3 August 2010

10 Years of Music   |   10th Anniversary Gala Concert at Esplanade Concert Hall

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5 July 2011

Performed at the 15th World Association for Symphonic Band and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference in Chiayi, Taiwan

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16 Decemeber 2011

Gave Singapore Premiere of Isao Matsushita’s Hiten trilogy

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22 July 2012

Philharmonic Youth Winds: Singapore International Band Festival

Winner of  Silver medal   |   Emerged amongst top three bands of the Open Division

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18 July 2013

 

127th Certamen Internacional de Bandas de Música   |   Valencia, Spain

Winner of Second Prize in 3rd division   |   Presented with Medals of the City of Bétera

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22 September 2013

New Voices of Asia: A selection of works for wind ensemble by Asian composers

   Part of the 31st Asian Composers League Festival and Conference

Performed works from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea

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1 December 2013

Gave Asian Premiere of John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus

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20-21 July 2014

Victoria Concert Hall Post-Refurbishment Open House    |   Philharmonic Winds & Philharmonic Youth Winds

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16 August 2014

The Philharmonic Winds & Philharmonic Youth Winds   |   Closing Gala Concert Performance

Hong Kong International Band Fair   |   Wind Orchestra-in-Residence for Conducting Masterclass

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21 December 2014

Raised $35,000 for The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore

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23 March 2015

Philharmonic Chamber Winds was born   |  Debut concert at Esplanade Recital Hall

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28 March 2015

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Brought together 323 musicians   |   Presentation of Majulah Singapura

In appreciation of Mr Lee’s vision of starting the wind band movement in Singapore

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21 June 2015

15 Years of Music   |   15th Anniversary Gala Concert at Esplanade Concert Hall

World Premiere of Luis Serrano Alarcón’s Marco Polo: The Trilogy