Music staff profiles
Amy Lim (Violin/Viola)
Amy Lim began her interest in teaching music whilst working as an assistant music tutor at the age of 15. She graduated from UCSI University in 2011 with a Bachelor degree in Classical Music (Hons.), majoring in Violin Performance, with Vocals as a minor instrument. A former founding member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Amy currently works as a violin and string ensemble teacher at Ann Perreau’s Music Studio. Despite her full-time teaching schedule, she is extremely active in the music scene, taking part in various ensembles both locally and overseas, including the Sixteen Strings Quartet, KL String Project, National Symphony Orchestra and the Selangor Symphony Orchestra.
Amy enjoys teaching music to students of all ages. She aims to inspire students by sharing her musical knowledge, as well as to further their appreciation and love of music and performance.
Ms Sumi (Piano)
Sumitra Joanne Sreedharan graduated from the London College of Music with a GLCM and LLCM T.D. Returning to KL in 1992 she quickly obtained a piano teaching position at Ann Perreau Music Studios, Petaling Jaya, teaching early ABRSM grade 1 to 8 students whilst taking music appreciation group classes of students pursuing Grade 1-8 ABRSM theory. After many years working at AP Studios, Sumi decided on a freelance career, teaching children at her home in Sri Damansara whilst joining the British School KL in September 2009. Sumi is also an accomplished ABRSM Grade 8 flautist and teacher.
Sumi enjoys teaching children and adults, finding the experience both meaningful and enjoyable, offering unique opportunities for creativity and self-expression. Her goal is to teach students how to learn, enjoy and appreciate music.
Claudia Ho (Piano)
Ms. Claudia Ho began her piano lessons at the age of seven and completed ABRSM grade 8 when she was 18 years old, later gaining her Trinity College London Diploma of Music and Advance Diploma in Music in Yamaha Malaysia. She began her teaching career in the year 1995 with Yamaha for 10 years and subsequently joined Ann Perreau Music Studio in the year 2006, teaching ABRSM grade 1 to 8 students whilst conducting music appreciation group lessons.
She is known to be a lively, creative, dedicated, and passionate teacher, particularly to her students and also her peers. Her goals are to teach students to enjoy the learning and enjoyment of music. She has very good experience at handling and preparation of school concerts, particularly in chamber related performances.
Claudia is now looking forward to sharing her experiences and teaching the children of BSKL.
Mr Fadley Fauzi (Guitar)
Fadley started playing the guitar and composing from the age of 10. He went on to complete his studies at University of Technology MARA in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia in 2010, graduating with a Diploma In Music (majoring in guitar performance). Fadley studied Classical Guitar under Mr Ridza Mubarak and Chua May Ling, building up an impressive repertoire ranging from Bach to Tarrega.
As a freelance performer, composer (including for jingles) and arranger, Fadley’s musical focus ranges from Classical to Pop, Rock and R&B/hip-hop music. He has been teaching Classical, Acoustic, Electric and Bass Guitar, as well as Ukulele for nearly 10 years to students of all ages. He is very excited about embarking on his career teaching the guitar at BSKL and is committed to continue building his reputation as a recitalist, passing his skills and experience onto his students.
Tan Sin Sim (Voice)
A native from Malaysia, soprano Tan Sin Sim has been hailed as a standout, with a ping-like, bright and clear voice; possessing the warm qualities of a lyric soprano with coloratura capabilities. Her versatility as a performer has allowed her to excel in the genres of opera, oratorio, art songs and folk songs.
Sin Sim was a merit scholarship recipient of Chang Ming Thien Foundation Malaysia for her studies abroad. She has received many accolades representing Malaysia in various International Singing Competitions, including a prestigious recognition as 1st Place Winner (Gold Award) of The 4th New Tang Dynasty Television International Chinese Vocal Competition in New York City, U.S. She was a grand finalist in the 2005 World Chinese Vocal Competition Concours Taipei, Taiwan; 1st Prize winner of Singapore Festa Canzone International Art Song Singing Competition; Three time winner of the Malaysian Classical Singing Competition etc.
She has worked with Amadeus Opera New York City, Singapore Lyric Opera and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Sin Sim has portrayed a few prominent opera roles in the States, Malaysia and Singapore: Adina (L'elisir D'amore), Tamiri (Il Re Pastore); Romilda (Serse), Giulietta (I Capuletti e i Montecchi), Pamina (The Magic Flute) and The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte). Besides the operatic genre, Sin Sim has been seen as a Soprano soloist in oratorio concerts held in the States as well as locally. She has sung in Handel's Messiah; Haydn's Die Schöpfung; Bach's Magnificat in D Major; the masses of Mozart and Beethoven; Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana; Joseph Martin's Season of Wonder; Rossini's Stabat Mater; Brahms' Lieberslieder etc. Sin Sim recently performed as soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, with the Orchestra of the Music Makers in Singapore.
Sin Sim has given well-received solo recitals and concerts in the United States, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. She holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory and Bachelor's Degree from the University of Malaya. A former adjunct voice faculty member of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore), Singapore Raffles Music College and the former main voice instructor at Marlborough College Malaysia, Sin Sim is truly happy to be back to hometown Kuala Lumpur lately and joined the instrumental teaching team with The British International School of Kuala Lumpur as well as the adjunct voice faculty member of University Technology Malaysia.
A keen music educator who is often invited to be the adjudicator in singing competitions as well as giving masterclasses around the country, she is also a frequent guest soloist in music concerts and public charity concerts.
Stephen Tseu (Cello)
Described as “a formidable cellist” and an “avid storyteller”, Stephen Tseu has performed with various ensembles and orchestras throughout the world including in Russia, Japan, U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. His performance with the International Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in New York’s Carnegie Hall has recently been released in iTunes on 22 June 2017, featuring the world premiere of Sean Kennedy’s Kaku, Kupala / Fear in Natural Bouyancy.
As a locally active musician, Stephen has played in the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Selangor Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a member of the DSCH Quartet, the Malaysian classical string quartet ensemble.
Stephen has studied under the tutelage of Leonid Shukaev and Julie Dessureault, and is currently serving as a part-time faculty at his alma mater, UCSI University. He is also a part-time tutor in Epsom College in Malaysia and the British Academy of Performing Arts. He is very much looking forward to working with BSKL students.
Liam James Murray (Woodwind)
Liam has just completed his undergraduate degree in Birmingham where he studied saxophone performance and he is now looking forward to sharing the skills he has developed with young musicians in an exciting new country. He has been lucky enough to have lots of opportunities to perform and hear a range of different music over the years and he can’t wait to discover what cultural treats Kuala Lumpur has to offer. When not involved in music he enjoys film, reading and ping pong (although his table tennis skills leave a lot to be desired!).
Scott Murphy (Saxophone)
Scott is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's innovative Jazz Music pathway which, over the course of 4 years, guided him through many exceptional performances and learning routes. Primarily a professional saxophonist in the UK, Scott is a highly respected musician in Scotland and has performed with the likes of Billy Ocean, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and many others. As leader of the cross genre 'Fat-Suit' he has undertaken several tours throughout Europe as well as overseen the recording of 3 albums. As an educator Scott has enthusiastically lead workshops on behalf of the University of Strathclyde and the Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra with a passion for inspiring students to embrace improvisation and be able to express themselves fully through their instrument.
Rachael Parry (Strings)
Rachael has achieved Grade 8 piano and Grade 8 violin with distinction. She has a vast amount of experience in solo playing, teaching, chamber ensembles and orchestral playing. Rachael has played in many distinguished orchestras such as, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, CBSO Youth Orchestra, and WNO Youth Orchestra, alongside many prestigious conductors. Graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire with a 2:1 BMus Hons, Rachael frequently performs in numerous quartets, trios within the UK and abroad and has experience in Bollywood music performing on her acoustic and electric violin. She has also starred as a violinist in the film "Hunkydory" with Minnie Driver and Eos Chater. In her spare time Rachael loves to run and has previously ran two half marathons for charity, she would love to continue this whilst living in KL.
James Fiddemann (Brass)
For the past 4 years James has been studying at the University of Chichester where, alongside his degree, he took part in many extracurricular activities. These included the universities concert orchestra, wind band, brass band, symphony orchestra and sinfonietta. Along with playing in these, James has conducted several ensembles. When not playing or practicing, James enjoys cooking, sleeping and exploring. He is very excited to become part of the music team at BISKL and looks forward to the challenges ahead.
Laura Lynn Crytzer (Brass)
Laura's musical life began at a young age with singing and playing string instruments from age 2 until her choosing of the trombone at age 9. Prior to University, Laura competed in state-wide competitions in Orchestra, Band, and Choir, and was teaching private trombone lessons out of her home. Once enrolled at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, she began a more serious focus on the trombone, and went on to complete two master's degrees at the University of Michigan, studying with Mr. David Jackson. During her time in graduate school, Laura made several trips to Brazil to study with Mr. Darrin Milling, Principal Bass Trombonist of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, and considers him a primary mentor in her life and education. Before coming to BSKL, she spent a year as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Northern Colorado, completing coursework for a pedagogically-focused degree of a Doctor of Arts in Music. Upon notice of joining BSKL, the University of Northern Colorado offered Laura a Performance Certificate for her year with them.