From national athlete and violinist, Eileen Chai is launching her new music single Giving this coming Saturday, 7 November at Booktique Where Writers Shop – 1 Raffles Link #B1-17A CityLink Mall, Singapore 039393.
Official Launch of the music single, GIVING.
GIVING is a reminder to give thanks to people who have helped us reached our dreams in life. #EileenChaiGiving
ABOUT THE LAUNCH
It was first performed at the 28th South-East-Asian Games 2015 – a tribute to all athletes.
Launch perks include:
1) Teach a Life, for Life book, one of the best-sellers at Kinokuniya (July) & Times (September) 2014, available with a gift of “Giving” Card
2) Eileen’s violin students to perform “Giving”, who were featured in a recent SG50 video
3) Vonder Band to perform (Teach a Life, for Life Ambassador’s song)
4) Violin Cupcakes
ABOUT TEACH A LIFE, FOR LIFE
Teach a Life, for Life is an initiative to encourage people from all walks of life to share their stories and pass forward their life lessons learnt to better the lives of people – to discover, inspire and motivate one another.
Stories of life lessons learnt will be expressed in music to enrich the community.
Vonder band sings the music of Teach a Life, for Life life lessons learnt.
ABOUT VONDER BAND
Ben Kranen – Lead Vocalist + Guitar www.benkranen.com
Ben Hoe – Drummer www.bhhoe.com/
Loo Jie Ling – Bassist https://soundcloud.com/
Eileen Chai – Violin + Vocals www.eileenchai.com
Chin KK – Photographer
ABOUT EILEEN CHAI
Eileen is the first violinist in Singapore to compose and perform original songs by live looping on the violin, with vocals. Her genre of music is described as ambient electronic trip hop.
With the dream of encouraging people from all walks of life to share their stories and pass forward their life lessons learned, she started to compose her own music via live looping. Her music EP, “Teach a Life, for Life” released last year was about her life lessons learned through sports and music. This year, the life lessons learned will be from the ambassadors of Teach a Life, for Life. They will share their stories, and their life lessons learned will be communicated through music.
Through the years, she has performed at a number of key events – 107th International Olympic Council Session, Commonwealth Queen’s Baton Relay, National Stadium Closure concert, St. James Power Station Anniversaries, Siloso Beach Party New Year’s Eve countdown (Main Arena), National Day Celebration Dinner, Sentosa 40th Anniversary Celebration, CommunicAsia, 40th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme, Sentosa Christmas Season, Young Women’s Leadership Connection’s International Women’s Day.
She has also performed at sports events that include the 28th South-East-Asian Games 2015, Asian Gymnaestrada, International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Coaches Conference, Singapore Youth Olympic Games, Community Games Volunteers Appreciation Night, Terry Fox Run.
She has also been involved at various festivals – Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival, Chengdu (China) International Music Festival, Sentosa Ukulele Festival (duet with Sungha Jung, and Jack & Rai), Sentosa Buskers Festival, Chinese Festival of the Arts, River Hongbao Festival.
For Awards Nights, she has performed at the 17th Asian Television Awards; Tribute to Huang Wenyong, the well-respected MediaCorp actor, at the Star Awards; Singapore Kindness Movement Service Gold Awards; The President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Award; Singapore Environment Council Environmental Awards; Singapore Sports Council Awards; Singapore Sports Council POSB Everyday Champions Award.
She has also done session recordings for albums and film movies – Singapore Chinese Film, “That Girl in Pinafore”; Faith of Anna Waters; SG50 Short Film, 7 Letters. She has also appeared in the CNBC Cash Flow Promo video, playing the violin.
For the various events, she has performed at venues such as the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre and the Expo & Convention Centre, Resorts World, Esplanade Concert Hall, Esplanade Waterfront, Esplanade Recital Studio, Timbre @ The Substation, Switch, Balaclava, Crazy Elephant, Sultan Jazz Club, Blu Jaz Café, Hard Rock Café, Hood Bar and Café, Artistry and Club39.
In the classical arena, she has played for the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Youth Orchestra, The Chamber Players and quartets.
She has also appeared on CNBC, Channel NewsAsia (CNA), and been on air on 98.7FM, Kiss92FM, Love97.2FM.
Eileen Chai is also a recipient of the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Singapore Olympic Academy Roll of Honour, The Sunday Times Coca Cola Sports Award, and the Singapore Sports Council Meritorious Award. She was also a former National Record holder in athletic hurdles, and had won gold at the Asia Pacific Diving Championship. At the age of 7, she was the youngest competitor (regional) to have participated at the South-East-Asian Games. Record holds till this day.
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SEA Games 2015