Kenneth Tay

Composer, Conductor, Educator


Having [Kenneth’s] piece as the concert opener drove home an important message – that young Singaporean composers are well on their way towards creating music worthy of being presented alongside other international works.

…exciting and refreshing… its stabbing choral rhythms and later a smooth rich passage with deep resonant basses were distinctly novel and certainly made me sit up and listen.

… an original and harmonically engaging arrangement of [a] perennial favourite…

… gem of a piece…


Kenneth Tay is a Singaporean composer quickly gaining international recognition with regular performances across Asia and Europe. He is currently a PhD candidate in music composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and focuses on the choral medium through composing, conducting, teaching, research, singing, music production and recording.


Lux Luminosa (2023)

SATB divisi, Organ and Percussion