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Mr Chew Ho Son

He is currently the part-time course instructor of "Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy" at Confucius Institute, NTU.​ 

Chinese Calligraphy has always been Mr. Chew’s interest and he had spent most of his time cultivating the beauty of calligraphy. He began to practice Chinese calligraphy when he was young, and is good at regular (kaishu style, eg Liu Gongquan) and running (walking/running styles, eg Wang xizhi, Zhao Mengfu and Dong Qichang) scripts.

Since 1995, he had taken part in various Chinese Calligraphy Competitions in many countries including Singapore, China and France. Having participated 17 times in such competitions, his works has been recognized as outstanding and were used for exhibitions in China, Canada, Paris, Brazil, Japan and many others countries. 

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A/P Chia Wei Khuan 

Assoc Prof Chia Wei Khuan is presently the Head, Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group, National Institute of Education. Since July 2006, he has been a Certified McClosky Voice Technician, a Singing Voice Specialist who is certified to teach healthy voice application and to rehabilitate problem voices.

Assoc Prof Chia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Nanyang University in 1974 and obtained a Diploma in Education at the Institute of Education in 1977. He began his vocal studies in Singapore in the mid-1970s. After receiving the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in 1979, he continued his studies on scholarship at Ohio University and the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, USA. He obtained his Bachelor's, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in vocal performance in 1983, 1985 and 1993 respectively.

Assoc Prof Chia is a trained singer and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (USA) since 1991. He has given solo recitals in Singapore and abroad and has frequently appeared as a soloist in oratorios and concerts.

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Mr Gu Jian Ping

Mr Gu Jian Ping – A Scholar, A Calligrapher, An Expert on Writing Systems

Mr Gu has produced 20 literary works in Shanghai, Taiwan and Singapore; written 2 major Chinese dictionaries single-handedly; published 10 over academic thesis, 2 of which have won awards; his calligraphy works were exhibited in more than 10 countries; elected by China’s《人民日报》as an outstanding representative of Chinese arts; to be chosen as China’s 《了望》 special issue magazine as 《中华脊梁-共和国文化艺术家风采》; a speaker for several main events like“汉字学堂”, “书画天地”and“说东道西谈文化”at Mediacorp Singapore. In addition, he was also a Chinese language teacher in Hwa Chong Institution from 1993 to 2004.

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Dr Liang Wern Fook

Dr Liang Wern Fook is an award-winning composer, musician, university lecturer and researcher of Chinese literature. His song compositions include “Us” sung by Kelvin Tan Weilian, “Sunrise” sung by Joi Chua, “Everytime I Wake” sung by Andy Lau and “He Came to My Concert” sung by Jacky Cheng etc.

Mr. Wang Ruiqi: “For Tomorrow” was awarded 2003 Best Theme Song for a Drama Serial by Mediacorp Singapore. His song compositions include “For Tomorrow” sung by Guang Liang and “Perfect” sung by Cheng Xiaodong.

Mr. Zhang Guoxiang: Awarded Best Composer. His song compositions include “Qing Fei De Yi” sung by Harlem Yu and “Because of You” sung by Nicolas Zhang.

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Su Zifang 

Su Zifang is a disciple of Grand Master Sha Guozheng and Grand Master He Fushen. 

Rank as the “Top hundred in Chinese Martial Art”, Su Zhifang is also a referee in Chinese association of martial art, trainer, vice-president for the WuShu association in Yunnan province, former coach for Yunnan WuShu team and former coach for Singapore National WuShuteam.

She was a three-times champion in WuShu for the China National Game, champion of Taijiquan in the eleventh Asian Games, winner for the world championship and was awarded with honour and certificates by the National Physical Culture and Sports Commission of China and Yunnan sports commission. 

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Mr Tan Khim Ser

​​​Mr Tan is a renowned artist with 40 years' teaching experience. He is well versed in Chinese and western painting, his work "crystal lotus" is very well accepted by the public. Mr Tan is the founder of Life Art Society. Under his leadership, in 1980, the youth group of Life Art Society was awarded the Singapore Youth Award, which was the highest youth accolade in Singapore; in 1981, Life Art Society was awarded the Commonwealth Community Service Award, and in 2003, Life Art Society was awarded National Art Council Arts Supporter Award. In 2009, Mr Tan's Chinese painting "Family" was selected by French National Art Association for exhibition in Louvre Museum. All these years he has held 25 individual art exhibitions. His paintings are eagerly sought by art collectors. He is a member of Singapore Youth Award Advisory Committee (Arts and Culture), the highest youth accolade in Singapore.

Presently, he is President of Life Art Society, Adviser and Visiting Professor of Teng Wang Ge Calligraphy & Painting Institute Center (China), Permanent Honorary President of Public Free Clinic Society, Art Adviser of Shan Wu Shaolin Culture and Martial Art Society, Honorary President of Lam Ann Association, Adviser of the Youth Group and Kangyi Art Club of Life Art Society.​​​ ​

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Mr Zhao Yun

Zhao Yun started training under renowned martial artist Su Zifang at the age of 8, he studied extensively in the martial arts of Sha Guozheng and He Fusheng, practiced primarily Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua, Baji and Pigua.

He participated in martial arts competitions in China and Singapore and acted as judge in competitions in the United States.

At present, he is teaching martial arts and presenting cultural exchange courses in Los Angeles. He also conducts seminars and short courses in other parts of U.S. and several Asian countries.