International Festivals and Competitions in Singapore
JOYEUX MUSIC INTERNATIONAL (JMI) Festival and Competition for Pianists 2020 Piano solo, Duet and Two-pianos categories
Deputy Director - Dr Jipson Quah
DR JIPSON QUAH is the medical director of Mayfair Medical – a General Practitioner in privatepractice with subspecialty interest in Pathology. He graduated from National University of Singapore with Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery and also holds a postgraduate diploma in Anatomic Pathology. Jipson started learning the piano from his mother at the age of 3 and has since cultivated a deep love for music. His giftedness, both in music and academic studies, was prevalent from a young age. He grew up as a musician, a pianist and percussionist at heart. As a percussionist and timpanist, Jipson played with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra for over 10 years and achieved an impressive high Distinction in his DipABRSM examination. A competent composer and music arranger, Jipson taught for over a decade during his youth at Josephine Koh Piano Academy, and served as Head of the Gifted Music Programme. Having attained his first Fellowship Diploma (FTCL) while studying at Raffles Institution, he continued to challenge himself over the years, developing his repertoire and scope of musical depth to achieve FLCM and recently his FRSM (2018) - a trio of professional fellowship diplomas. He has since performed in numerous masterclasses with Clemens Leske, Warren Thompson, Deniz Aman Gelenbe and Michael Okser-Bulychev. While pursuing his medical studies at NUS, Jipson produced and co-wrote with his brother Dr Pipetius Quah, a full-length charity musical “Operation Theatre 3: The Elusiv Promise”. The work originally scored for and presented in theatre, was subsequently reproduced and performed by several medical groups with chamber ensembles. Presently, Jipson engages and continues to produce music performances for various medical fundraising initiatives. Dr Jipson Quah also currently writes medical articles and serves actively on the Editorial Board of the Singapore Medical Association News.