The inaugural World Strings Day was conceived with the intention to bring together string players of all backgrounds, for a celebration of their shared loved for music. Inclusivity is the foremost core value of the event. Participants will yield from a variety of races, age groups and skill levels.
From the young to the old, the amateurs to the professionals, everyone is welcome. This year, the theme of the WSD revolves around our national identity. Held a day after National Day, every aspect of this year’s event is uniquely Singaporean. With a meticulously curated repertoire of familiar local tunes arranged by local composer Phoon Yu, the WSD will be conducted and led by Phoon Yu himself. This is certainly a strong affirmation of our national identity – a unique, multicultural society accepting of diversity.
Participants of the WSD will be part of a community of music lovers tirelessly promoting the love for music, and a part of a larger celebration of each of their unique individual identities, as well as their shared identity as Singaporeans. It surely will be an exciting, novel, and inspiring experience for all participants and audience alike.