Singapore-born violinist Ike See has performed extensively in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, and has played as soloist with the Singapore Symphony and National Youth Orchestras.
Winning his first national competition at the age of ten, Ike won first prizes in 2001 and 2003 in the intermediate and senior categories of the biennial Singapore National Violin Competition. He also took part in the 2004 Sion-Valais International Violin Competition in Switzerland.
An ardent orchestral and chamber musician, Ike has led the Orchestra of the Music Makers, Singapore Armed Forces String Ensemble, Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Singapore Youth Festival Orchestra, and has served as Principal Second Violin of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Concertmaster of Symphony in C. Ike has been a member of the Verbier and Pacific Music Festival Orchestras, and has performed at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Kirishima International Music Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Curtis on Tour in Europe.
1590 Brothers Amati Violin
Learn about the ACO Instrument Fund's 1590 Brothers Amati violin that Ike performs on.
A recipient of diplomas from the Royal School of Music and Trinity College, London, Ike began lessons at the age of four with Sylvia Khoo, and later studied with Qian Zhou, Head of Strings at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. In 2010, he was awarded the National Arts Council (Singapore) Overseas Arts Scholarship. Ike entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2006, studying with renowned violinists Joseph Silverstein and Pamela Frank.
In addition, he has played in masterclasses for Midori, David Cerone, Donald Weilerstein, Daniel Heifetz, Glenn Dicterow, Shirley Givens and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Ike studied chamber music with members of the Guarneri, Orion and Vermeer Quartets, and has collaborated with musicians such as Roberto Díaz, James Dunham, Pamela Frank, Clive Greensmith, Gary Hoffman, Anthony McGill and members of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Ike moved to Australia in 2012 to take up the position of Associate Concertmaster with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and he joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2014.