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Lai Swee-Heng (Baritone)
Recent Activities
1.  27th-28th Oct 2001
 
   Malam muzik Chan Lok Hung
     P. J. Malaysia
2.  20th Jan 2002
    
Vocal Recital - Civic Hall
     P. J. Malaysia
3.  29th Jan 2002
    
Voices of Peace
     Musical Night.
     Ipoh Town Hall
     Malaysia 
4.  9th June 2002
    
The Burning Fiery Furnace
     By Benjamin Britten
     St. Andrew's Uniting
     Church
5.  20th June 2002
    
Dichterliebe by Schumann
     Ian Hanger Recital Hall
     Brisbane, Australia
6.  15th-21st Sept 2002
     
The Pilgrim's Progress
     Opera by V. Williams
     Brisbane, Australia
7.  29th Nov 2002
     Lieder Nachmittag
     featuring lieder by
     Beethoven, Brahms,
     Wolf, Mahler.
    
Conservatorium Theatre
     Brisbane, Australia
8.  28th-29th Feb 2003
     Verdi Requiem
   
Brisbane City Hall
     Australia
9.  17th-31st May 2003
     Tosca by Puccini
      Lyric Theatre
      Brisbane, Australia
10. Don Giovanni
     12 July-2 August 2003
     Conservatorium
     Theatre
     Barisbane, Australia
11. 31st August 2003
      Dame Joan Sutherland
      Vocal Competition
12.  25th Oct 2003
       Opera in Sunset
       Cedar Creek Estate
       Vineyard and Winery
13. 1st Dec - 12 Dec 2003
      Advanced Performance
      Vocal Program -
      Australia National
      Academy of Music
    
Swee-Heng Lai, borne 1970 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 1992, The Ministry of Education, Taiwan, awarded him a 4 year full scholarship (including living expenses) to study Fine Arts in Music. Swee-Heng majored in Voice, with minor studies in Piano and Trumpet, at the National Taiwan Normal University., (NTNU), Taipei Taiwan.

For the past 5 years, he has given vocal recitals in Kuala Lumpur., and has performed in several concerts in Malaysia. Performaces have included Solo Singing in Kuala Lumpur Songs Festiv?al, 1988; playing the role of Papageno in Magic Flute by Mozart in Opera workshop, 1998; playing the role of Count in La Somnanbula by Bellini in Opera Seminar, 1999 and Vocal Soloist in the UPM’1998 Musical Night together with its Symphony Orchestra. Also, he was invited to be a judge for the 1998 National Singing Competition; Southern Region and The Arts Song Open Competition in 1998, Kajang. He was also the Conductor of Confucian Concert Band and Conductor of Students Alumni of Taiwan University Choir.

In 2002, Swee-Heng continued his vocal studies under the famous tenor and opera director Joseph Ward O.B.E in Australia and has completed a master of music studies at Queensland Conservatorium of Music .

Since commencing his studies at the Conservatorium, Swee-Heng has performed in The Burining Fiery Furnace by Benjamin Britten, The Pilgrim's Progress by Vaughan Williams, I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo,  Xerxes by Handel, La Boheme by Puccini and Il barbiere di siviglia by Rossini. He is also actively involve?d in vocal recital and has performed Dichterliebe by Schumann, Lieds by Beethoven, Brahms, Wolf, and a Mahler song cycle "Lieder eines fahlenden gesellen".

In 2003, he was involved in the
Developing Artist Program of Opera Queensland. He participated in the advanced performance vocal program - Australia National Academy of Music at Dec in the same year.
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