About

“An original and artistic voice was evident from the outset…a true romantic sensibility”

 

Shaun Yong is a Zurich-based organist, pianist, harpsichordist, and music teacher.

Currently pursuing his Master's degree in organ at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Shaun’s teachers include Tobias Willi (Principal) and Andreas Jost (Improvisation). He has given concerts in the Grossmünster Zürich, the annual Zürcher Orgelspaziergang and the Musikfest Zürich West. 

Shaun is Choirmaster and Organist at St Andrew’s Church Zurich. There, he directs the music at Zurich’s only Anglican church, playing services and conducting the robed choir.

Prior to his move to the Continent, Shaun earned the Bachelor of Music degree with honours from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. There, he studied the piano under the supervision of Mikhail Kazakevich and organ under Stephen Disley and Daniel Moult. He performed in venues around the UK, including at the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival.

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JS Bach - In dulci jubilo BWV729

St Andrew's Zurich

Come and sing with the Choir of St Andrew's Zurich!


The choir of St Andrew's Zurich is a robed, SATB, volunteer choir. St Andrew's has a proud tradition of choral music going back to the 1940s when a Choirmaster was first appointed. Drawing from the rich repertoire of the Anglican choral tradition, we sing the 10.30am Eucharist on Sundays from September to June, as well as a monthly weekday Choral Evensong.  In 2020 St Andrew's will host the Swiss Archdeaconry Choir Festival, a weekend of rehearsals and services by the combined choirs of Anglican churches across Switzerland led by a renowned conductor from the UK. 

The choir possesses a high ambition and ability for choral excellence, at the same time being a welcoming, volunteer group. Singers learn new music at a relatively quickly and rehearsals are run at a good pace. So the basic rudiments of music (to read music, pitch a note, and so on) are essential, and some choral experience (singing in harmony, rehearsal technique, etc) is desirable. Many singers join us with limited experience and find that they develop those skills very quickly – enthusiasm and motivation is key!

Choir practices are on Thursdays from 6.30 to 8.30pm during the choir season, and we meet before the 10.30am Sunday Eucharist for a short rehearsal. St Andrew's Church is located at Promenadengasse 9, 8001 Zürich, a stone's throw from Kunsthaus, Bellevue or Stadelhofen station.

We are recruiting in all parts, especially altos and tenors! Please contact me for more information: [email protected]

Teaching

Learn to play the organ and piano


Do you wish to learn to play the organ or piano, or to improve your skills at music theory?

I would be pleased to be able to help you!

I am passionate about teaching because I've been privileged to have had outstanding teachers who inspired me with their own musical achievements, nurtured every effort and enthusiasm, encouraged exploration and discovery without fear of mistakes and risk-taking, and instilled the highest sense of artistic integrity and quality without hurrying progress. Most of all, my teachers taught me that behind every note a personal voice must ring.

These overarching principles form my own approach to teaching. I have a studio of students based in Zurich. Allow me to help you on your musical journey - please get in touch via the form below!

Unterricht auf deutsch möglich.
 

Shaun Yong       BMus MA

Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy, (current)
Master of Arts in Music Performance, 2018
            Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich, Switzerland

Bachelor of Music with Honours, 2015
            Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, United Kingdom

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