About the website and Chris Lim
About the website
The objective of this website is to introduce the Chinese Mouth Organ – Sheng（笙）to people from all over the world. Although the Sheng is an ancient Chinese traditional wind instrument, it is now able to play many different genres of music besides Chinese classical/folk music.
This website was launched on 22 November 2003 with a different website name and domain name. The website and domain names were changed again after a few years.
Old website names:
1) Tunes of the Sheng (Version 1)
2) theshengplayer.com (Version 2)
Old domain names:
1) www.geocities.com/chinesesheng (Version 1)
2) www.theshengplayer.com (Version 2)
The website was shut down on 29 November 2010. On 11 August 2015, The Sheng Player website was re-created with a new domain name (www.theshengplayer.net).
About the sheng player
Chris Lim was an active Sheng player during his younger days. He performed his first Sheng solo at the Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore) in 1997. He switched to learn the clarinet and saxophone at a later stage. He has performed in various concerts and Chinese operas as a freelance musician. From 2011 to 2012, he has performed with Neoterikos Ensemble (fusion music) at various public schools under the National Arts Council Arts Education Programme (Arts Exposure).
Besides performing, he has coached Chinese orchestras (woodwind section) in Singapore public schools and conducted various music enrichment programmes as well. He has also taught saxophone, music theory and Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) at private music schools. In 2014, he was invited to present a seminar on “Chinese free-reed instrument – Sheng” at the first Singapore Woodwind Festival.
Chris is a graduate of RMIT University (Bachelor of Applied Science) and LASALLE College of the Arts (Master of Arts). He enjoys having a cup of Hazelnut Latte at a cosy cafe and loves to listen to New Age and Jazz music. In addition, he is also proficient in digital media and built his first website in the late 1990s.
Master of Arts Thesis Presentation – The Exploration of Rhythm Systems Used in the Teaching of Instrumental Music Ensembles in Singapore