Leem Jia En is a multi-talented 10-year-old from Singapore. She studies at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ Primary School. As a school prefect, Jia En also enjoys playing badminton and basketball. Her passion in music brought her to start learning Guzheng a year ago when she joins her school’s co-curricular activity (CCA) Guzheng Ensemble Team.
Playing solo and in a team is very different and she learns that playing in an ensemble team has its own challenges, but it also encourages all the team members to work together to achieve the same goal. With her strong passion towards music, she dreams to perform more on stage and in charity events. She is exploring many music activities especially in both Guzheng and Piano performances and started participating in music competitions in 2021. She has won several international awards this year including:
- First Prize Winner in 21st Century Talents Music Competition, Fall Season and invited to perform live in Ottawa next year
- First Prize Winner in Valencia Awards Music Competition
- First Prize Winner in IMKA Music Competition
- Bronze Award in Nanyang International Music Competition (NIMC)
- Honorable Mention with very good results in 6th Rising Stars Grand Prix International Music Competition Berlin
- Guzheng Ensemble Performance during Mooncake Festival for Community Event – Canberra Zone 2
- Guzheng Ensemble Performance during Chinese New Year for school event
You can find Leem’s performance here.