Under the instruction of Resident Conductor Moses Gay, the NUS Chinese Orchestra (NUSCO) takes pride in its diverse repertoire, ranging from traditional chamber music to technically demanding contemporary works by both local and overseas composers.

In its endeavour to inspire young musicians and uphold the standards of a premier orchestra, NUSCO regularly takes up the challenge of performing technically demanding symphonies and capriccios during its concerts, and has performed great works such as Great Wall Capriccio, The Story of Lan Hua Hua and A Glimpse of Taklamakan.

NUSCO also actively participates in the promotion of the arts not just within the Chinese music scene in Singapore but also in many other cultural regions and countries around the world.

Key Past Events

  • 2014Annual Concert Vestige, featuring world premiere of Dance of Dreams composed by Xu Zhi Yan
  • 2014NUS ExxonMobil Campus Concerts highlight Tales
  • 2015Performance for the China Film Festival at Shaw Foundation Alumni House
  • 2016Annual concert A Glimpse of Diversity
  • 2017NUS ExxonMobil Campus Concerts highlight Transcendence
  • 2017Annual concert Orbis, featuring dizi soloist Beverly Goh with award-winning Bamboo Flute Concert concerto
  • 2017Moonlit Melodies performance with local singer, Ruth Kueo at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
  • 2018Annual concert Connections, featuring The Celestial Web with poem recital, composed by Luo Wei Lun


Moses Gay

Music Director

Moses Gay began his musical journey under the tutelage of renowned erhu master Zhang Yuming and completed his Bachelor's in Music at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Master's Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the China Conservatory of Music. Moses has also received coaching from erhu doyen, Min Hui Fen and erhu master, Zhang Shao.

Moses’s overseas stint includes conducting the China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra as their Assistant Conductor from 2010- 2013 and performing as an erhu soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in France.

Moses first joined NUS Chinese Orchestra in 2015 as their Associate Conductor, and is now the NUSCO’s Music Director. Moses is also the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor and Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra’s Associate Conductor. At the same time, Moses is also the Principal Conductor for Toa Payoh West Community Club Chinese Orchestra.