Composer-conductor Albert Tay is in demand internationally as a musician, educator and adjudicator. Apart from guest conducting, he has delivered keynote lectures and professional development courses for musicians and educators, and has given workshops for choral and instrumental ensembles. His work has taken him to various cities in Asia, Europe and USA on invitation by award-winning choirs, as well as various national institutions, associations and foundations for choirs and/or education.
As founding director of the Kodaly Academy of Music (Singapore), Albert oversees the arts company that has been spearheading the Asia Kodaly Symposium (AKS) in collaboration with his alma mater, the Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music. Albert taught choral conducting at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), and trained Ministry of Education (MOE) music teachers at the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST).
Albert was conductor for the premieres of Dr. John Sharpley’s (USA-SG) chamber opera “The Tanglin Tree” and Luo Mai Shuo’s (PRC) “Fighter Writer Yu” for soloist, Chinese orchestra and chorus. Albert was chorus master for the live-to-screen projection of “Lord of the Rings”, Richard Wagner’s opera “The Flying Dutchman”, Disney-Square Enix’s “Kingdom Hearts World Tour”, Esplanade’s “A Tapestry of Sacred Music” Arvo Pärt PASSIO – St John Passion in the Dark, and has commissioned and premiered numerous Singaporean works ranging from opera, choral to solo voice. His choirs have consistently garnered top reviews and prizes internationally.
The NAFA alumnus credits his teachers, Professor Peter Erdei, Leong Yoon Pin, Professor Laszlo Nemes, Dr. Kelly Tang, Jennifer Tham and Dr. Zechariah Goh as major influences in his journey as a musician, and is grateful to the International Kodaly Society, National Arts Council (Singapore) and NAFA for scholarships that supported his degree and post-graduate studies. Albert was awarded the professional title of Magister Chori and is an honorary member of The Association of Croatian Choral Directors.
Correct as of 30 July 2018
维诚是Dr. John Sharpley’s (U.S.A.-Singapore)所创作的室内歌剧“The Tanglin Tree”的首演指挥。他也担任过罗麦朔（中华人民共和国）“作家斗士。玉” 写给华乐团、合唱团以及男中音的首演指挥。维诚是“魔戒”现场音乐表演、*Richard Wagner “The Flying Dutchman”、迪斯尼-Square Enix’s “Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour”、Esplanade’s “A Tapestry of Sacred Music” Arvo Pärt PASSIO – St John Passion in the Dark 的合唱指挥。维诚也曾委托，首演发表无数新加坡作品，包括歌剧、合唱去与独唱作品。
维诚想感谢以下恩师：Peter Erdei教授, 梁荣平老师, Laszlo Nemes 博士，Kelly Tang博士, 谭秀英老师和吴多才博士，他们在维诚的音乐道路上起着重大的影响。他也十分感激国际柯大宜协会、新加坡艺术理事会以及南洋艺术学院所提供的奖学金以助他完成学位。维诚获由克罗地亚合唱指挥协会所颁发的专业殊荣Magister Chori，以表扬他在教育专业合唱指挥的贡献以及他出色的艺术工作成就。他也成为了克罗地亚合唱指挥协会的荣誉会员。