Moses Gay began his conducting career as the youngest conductor to lead SCO. In 2011, Moses Gay has started his artistic partnership with SCO in year 2011 as its Conducting Assistant, whilst pursuing a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the China Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship under the tutelage of Youqing Yang and Tsung Yeh. He was SCO’s Young Assistant Conductor-in-Residence of SCO since August 2013.
At age 16, Moses Gay conducted for the first time with his school orchestra and received much appreciation and applause from audience. Renowned conductor, Ku Lap Man, who was present at that time commented that Moses will be the next rising star in the conducting circle. In 2009, he was presented with the “Conductor with the Most Promising Potential” award at a conducting masterclass held at the China Conservatory of Music. During his course of studies, he has attended various international conducting masterclasses by famous conductors including Vance George, Mark Gibson, Leon Gregorian, Marc Trautmann. He was also mentored by Alexander Polischuk at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory.
Moses Gay began his musical journey under the tutelage of renowned erhu master Zhang Yuming. He had also received coaching from erhu doyenne, Min Hui Fen and erhu master Zhang Shao. His performance of the Huqin Concerto Butterfly Lovers and Red Plum Capriccio has garnered excellent reviews. In 2013, he performed the Red Plum Capriccio Concerto in France with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne at the Opéra de Rennes to high acclaim. He was also invited to conduct a workshop at the Institut Confucius de Bretagne.
Moses Gay is concurrently the conductor cum concertmaster of the Toa Payoh West Community Club Chinese Orchestra (TPWCCCO) and Executive Member of the Singapore Huqin Society. He has also held the position of Assistant Conductor at the China Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Moses Gay led the TPWCCCO and won awards from different categories at the National Chinese Music Competition organised by the National Arts Council. As an erhu performer, he had also clinched several awards in the various solo categories. Locally, he conducts frequently with the TPWCCCO at the Esplanade Concert Hall and the Singapore Conference Hall.
As recently as 2013, his work’s Gathering clinched the “Special Prize for Original Arrangement” at the 2013 Terem Crossover International Music Competition, Russia.
Moses Gay was appointed as SCO’s Assistant Conductor from 1 August 2014 and SNYCO’s Associate Conductor from 15 February 2017.