Singaporean composer-conductor Sulwyn Lok advocates the human connection in music and going beyond cultural boundaries. With a deep interest in global music cultures, he integrates different folk and contemporary music elements in his works, which include music composed for film and the stage. His works have been showcased at the Cannes Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, won Best Original Music at the National Youth Film Awards (Singapore), and have been commissioned by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra and Sichuan Symphony Orchestra Tianzi Ensemble.
Sulwyn developed his music style through his extensive work across Southeast Asia promoting cultural exchange. These include teaching composition masterclasses and conducting at the Music Society of Myanmar Festival and Competition; running music workshops (sponsored by Singapore International Foundation) for asylum-seekers in Indonesia; and being a representative at Southeast Asian Directors of Music Congresses in Laos and Thailand. For him, conducting and collaborating with musicians on instruments of different cultures resulted in an invaluable vault of new musical ideas and colours.
Sulwyn is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Music Theory and Composition at New York University, specializing in Screen Scoring, supported by the Singapore Digital Scholarship from the Infocomm Media Development Authority. Having graduated as valedictorian from the National University of Singapore YST Conservatory of Music with honours (Highest Distinction) majoring in Audio Arts and Science, Sulwyn is also lead composer and co-founder of Poco Productions, and production director and co-founder of the SEA Music Academy Online.
- Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra