Jeremy Chiew

Sensable Music

Violist. Creative. Educator.

Jeremy Chiew

As a violist, creative, and educator, Jeremy has been an advocator of the viola through various means, platforms and collaborations, following the conception of Sensable Music. He enjoys teaching and spreading the word about this lesser-known string instrument.  

A versatile recitalist, Jeremy has performed solo with The Chamber Players (Hoffmeister Viola Concerto No. 1) and Emmanuel Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Sinfonia Concertante) and has enjoyed extensive chamber music experience as violist of the Artsylum and Sophron String Quartets alongside many other chamber and ensemble projects.

Jeremy freelances with the Macao Orchestra and various local ensembles and as a pedagogue, Jeremy maintains a small private teaching studio for students of different ages and volunteers his time as an instructor with Beautiful Minds Charity. Keen to explore the mind-body connection in music-making and learning, he applies Alexander and Dalcroze techniques to his playing and classes.

Being involved in concert and events production in recent years saw Jeremy facilitate world-class acts (T’ang Quartet, Il Divo, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) and provide consultation for corporations (ST Engineering and Far East Organization). He is the current Assistant Artistic Director and General Manager of New Opera Singapore.

As the Founder and Director of Sensable Music, Jeremy yearns to create engaging musical experiences.  Since 2015, Jeremy has curated ‘Potpourri’, an annual viola recital which aims at increasing awareness of this lesser-known member of the string family. These recitals have seen collaborations with Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and T’ang Quartet musicians, as well as the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO), and is ever-keen to produce fresh concepts centred on the viola.


Esplanade Presents

It’s Not Me! by Jeremy Chiew and Shane Thio

Violist Jeremy Chiew and pianist Shane Thio showcased some of the classic pieces in a light-hearted afternoon of viola music attributed to composers who didn’t actually write them! Some of these pieces include Handel-Casadesus – Viola Concerto in B Minor and Vieuxtemps – Capriccio Op. 55 ‘Hommage à Paganin’.

25 October 2021, Monday, 12.30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall

far, far, away

Adrian Poon (tenor), Shane Thio (piano) and Jeremy Chiew (viola) returned to the stage to present an evening pairing of vocal and viola works by Bach, Frank Bridge, Benjamin Dale and Arthur Honegger.

"To close the evening in a pleasingly symmetrical manner, Jeremy polished off the Courante from J.S.Bach’s Cello Suite No.4. Striking three lotteries with a single ticket, lovers of unjustly neglected rarities, fine singing and viola playing have been well-served."

Read review here.

Dr Chang Tou Liang (

Get in touch

Due to a keen interest in the instrument, over the years I am fortunate to play on, and have collected various makes and sizes ranging from entry-level to rare antique violas, and everything else in between.

Contact me if you’re looking for your dream viola or music lessons 🎻I’m also always up for a chat on collaborations and the Arts!