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PSPA Singers The Chimes of Love - The Artistes

Marianne Poh (Mezzo-Soprano, Malaysia)

Marianne Poh’s first experience of performing came when she was 13. Whilst pursuing her studies in piano, violin and vocal, voice had been her calling to pursue. As she progressed in the mastery of her vocal skills throughout her school years, Marianne has been actively involved in choral singing with many groups in theatre and gospel, both locally and abroad. She has participated in master classes under the tutelage of Loh Siew Tuan (Pro Musica in Loei, Thailand and Penang). With the flair of projecting emotional intensity in her voice, she had the privilege to work with the highly acclaimed Belgian accompanist Hein Boterberg from Flanders Opera Studio from Belgium. Marianne is currently running a music studio, Musicprints, in Ipoh. As a music enthusiast, she shares her love of music as a therapist for autistic kids.

Sirikhwan Buathong (Soprano, Thailand)

Sirikhwan graduated Master degree in Music education from Mahidol University. Her Bachelor degree is music education (major voice) from Faculty of education, Chulongkorn University with first class honor golden medal. Sirikhwan participated in the Master classes for advance singers by the coaches from Opera studio in Belgium, over past 10 years. In January 2016 she performed in the role of Sonia from the opera "The merry widow". She has experience for teaching singing more than 14 years. Recently she is a vocal teacher at British international school, Phuket.

Salith Dechsangworn (Tenor, Thailand)

Salith completed his Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance in 2005 and a Master's Degree as Vocal Performance in 2013 at Mahidol University College of Music.

Salith’s was a member of The Voices and participated The Choir Olympics 2006 at Xiamen, China. In 2008, he was invited by the Bangkok Opera to sing pop opera numbers at Bali, Indonesia. The following year, Salith was invited to perform as a soloist with Bangkok Music Society in the 2009 Christmas Concert. In 2010, he became a member of a band Viva, a band dedicated to crossover music and was also selected to play Geno in the musical “Ghost Opera”. His operatic roles in 2012 were “Ferrando” (Cosi Fan Tutte), "Father" in A Boy and A Tiger at Impact Arena under the direction of Bruce Gaston. In 2013, he was invited to organize and sing a concert by Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) at Perak, Malaysia.

Salith is currently attached to Mahidol University College of Music (Siam Paragon) in Thailand as a full-time voice teacher and also as a resident singer with Grand Opera Thailand.

Khoo Wu Ji (Tenor, Malaysia)

Khoo Wu Ji was born in Pokok Sena, Kedah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Hons.) in Classical Music, majoring in classical voice and piano at UCSI University. He has obtained both his Grade 8 in singing (Trinity Guildhall Examination Board) and DipLCM in 2009 and 2010 respectively. In 2011, Wu Ji obtained his ATCL Certificate from the Trinity Guildhall Examination Board in Voice Recital. He has been awarded Gold Prize in Chin Yong Youth Vocal Competition 2016. He has often been selected to join the International Opera Workshop ‘Promusica’ in Penang and ‘The Winter Journey’ in Thailand.