Biography

Chew Sze Gee

Professional Flute Instructor
PhD-current, MMus, BMus in Music Performance (Flute Major)
16 years flute playing experience, 8 years flute teaching experience

Sze Gee is a professional flutist & flute teacher based in Klang Valley area. She is qualified to teach all levels of flute students (from beginner up to music university stage). She is currently the flute lecturer at National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage (ASWARA), and copy editor at Malaysian Journal of Music (MJM). With over 15 years of playing flute as primary instrument, she focused on one single instrument only, a high quality learning progress and experience is guaranteed.

Sze Gee is actively involved in both performing arts and education scene in Malaysia.  Her lessons includes a balance of theory and practical approaches, music reading, playing techniques, embouchure, breath control, phrases shaping, emotions approaches, articulations, fingering techniques, musicianship skills, music history and everything else you need to know to play the flute.

As an orchestral instrument, playing flute is not only about playing it alone, but ensemble techniques are important too, ensemble tips and listening tricks is included as a part of her teaching routine. Check out the videos she recorded with her student!

Her passion in music education, especially in flute teaching urge her to adjust the way of delivering based on student’s background and progression. For example, it will be stress free for working adult; a step by step approach for kids; and a strict/detailed approach for music major students.

Results speak louder than words, Sze Gee’s students were accepted into tertiary institution to further study in music, and also received high scorer award from Trinity College London for excellent performance in graded examination. Check out her student’s performances/videos and assessments results from her YouTube and instagram account: Youtube: CGflute. Instagram: cgflute/instagram. You can also check out the “video” or “gallery” or “student exam result” site for more interesting contents.

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Qualifications/Achievements Highlight:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music Performance at Sultan Idris Education University, currently pursuing.
  • Master of Music in Performance Studies, flute major (UCSI University). Completed the program with scholarships award.
  • Bachelor Degree (HONS) in Music Performance, flute major (National Academy of Arts, Cultural and Heritage). Final year best student, graduated with Rector’s award.
  • Diploma in classical music, flute major (Malaysian Institute of Art).
  • Licentiate Trinity College London Diploma, flute recital at the age of 19.
  • Flute Grade 8 at the age of 18.
  • Flute lecturer of National Academy of Arts, Cultural and Heritage (ASWARA) since 2021.
  • Copy editor of Malaysian Journal of Music.
  • 1st Prize with 98/100 High Score at World Art Games International Art Media Contest (Spain) 2021.
  • Gold Award winner for both solo and ensemble category at MIVBC 2021.
  • Member of Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) season 2020-current.
  • Gold award and highest score winner for Malaysian Institute of Arts Young Musician Competition 2019 (open category).
  • Principal flutist/piccoloist of KLPAC Symphonic Band 2016-current.
  • Founder/leader of Asteri Flute Quartet.
  • Represented Malaysia to participate in the International Symposium and ASEAN Youth Ensemble held in Bangkok, Thailand (2016).
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Some of Sze Gee’s involvement and performance experiences:

2021
– Flute lecturer of National Academy of Arts, Cultural and Heritage (ASWARA)
– Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) season 2021 official member
– Copy Editor at Malaysian Journal of Music
– Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music Performance [current]
– 1st Prize with 98/100 High Score at World Art Games International Art Media Contest (Spain) 2021
– Gold Award winner for both solo and ensemble category at MIVBC 2021
– Invitational Artist for UBUNTU “I am because we are” with All Friends by Team Play with Dream Collaboration with Kinabalu International School

2020
– Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) season 2020 official member
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, October Pop (principal piccoloist)
– Malaysian Institute of Arts, “The Lost Voices” virtual choir/orchestra (alumni, flute) 
– Debuted as leader of Asteri Flute Quartet

2019
– Malaysian Institute of Arts Young Musician Competition, GOLD Award and Highest score of open category
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Sunny Side Up Chamber concert (principal flutist)
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Let’s Rock 2 (piccolo)
– UCSI University Orchestra, Evolution of Orchestra (piccolo and section leader)
– UCSI University Orchestra, Romantic Impressions (piccolo and section leader)
– ASWARA Symphony Orchestra “Time to Fly” Concert (concerto soloist)
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Ultimate Music Crawl (principal flutist)

2018
– Malaysia Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, A Devotion of Love, Camp March 2018 (guest flutist)
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Ticket to Ride (piccolo)

2017
– PCM Music and Dance Competition, teacher and student category, silver and bronze prize (as teacher)
– International School of Kuala Lumpur Band Festival 2017 (as guest tutor for flute section)
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Salam Konichiwa (principal flutist)
– The Blossom Art Festival 2017 with KLPAC symphonic band.
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Let’s Rock! (principal flutist)
– Selangor Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, Chapter 12 All About Winds (principal flutist)
– Aswara Orchesta, opera Marriage of Figaro (principal flutist)
– Air Symphony Wind Orchestra, Performance for Perodua Nation Carnival (music director)

2016
– International Symposium and ASEAN Youth Ensemble (AYE) @Bangkok,Thailand as Malaysia representative (classical flute).
– Orchestra of the Filipino Youth, A World to Imagine 2016, for Child Aid Asia @KL (guest flutist)
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Everything Japanese (principal flutist)
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Much Ado About Shakespeare (principal flutist)
– Aswara Orchestra, opera (principal flutist)
– Air Symphony Wind Orchestra, Christmas Show @1utama (conductor/music director)
– Performance for Atomy Annual Member Convention with CASA String Quartet

2015
– KLPAC Symphonic Band, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! (1st flute)
– Air Symphony Wind Orchestra, Christmas Show @1utama (principal flutist)

2014
– Air Symphony Wind Orchestra, The Magical Genie (guest flutist)

2013
– Air Symphony Wind Orchestra, Music Cinema (principal flutist)
– Air Symphony Wind Orchestra, WWF Earth Hour @Sunway Pyramid (guest flutist)

1st Prize with 98/100 High Score at World Art Games International Art Media Contest (Spain) 2021
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KLPAC Symphonic Band, October Pop (2020)
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ASWARA Symphony Orchestra, Time to Fly (2019), as concerto soloist
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KLPAC Symphonic Band, Let’s Rock 2 (2019)
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Malaysian Institute of Arts Young Musician Competition 2019, GOLD Award and Highest score of open category
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Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, during rehearsal for A Devotion Of Love 2018
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THE SPWO All About Winds 2017
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The Blossom Arts Festival 2017
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KLPAC Symphonic Band 2015 concert “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas”

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