Koh Tian Yi, an accomplished musician, distinguishes himself as a highly skilled choir conductor, classical pianist, and vocalist. Notably, he attained his Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from the esteemed Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK) in 2018, benefiting from the mentorship of renowned British composer and choral conductor, Paul Spicer. During his studies, Tian Yi's exceptional aptitude earned him the prestigious Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, awarded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Tian Yi's passion for music emerged at an early age, as evidenced by his acquisition of the Piano Performer's Certificate at a mere 15 years old. Subsequently, he achieved distinction in the LTCL piano certification in 2012. In 2013, under the tutelage of Professor Dr. P'ng Tean Hwa, he graduated with Honors in Classical Piano, earning a Bachelor's degree from UCSI. During that same year, Tian Yi founded the Lollapalooza Singers, a vibrant youth choir. Their remarkable talent secured them the Chamber Choir Category Winner award at the 2nd Voices of Asia choir competition in 2014, leading to an invitation for a recording session at Radio Television Malaysia.
While residing in the UK, Tian Yi assumed the role of musical director for three choirs, showcasing his artistic leadership and collaborating with them in numerous performances. His musical journey has taken him to over ten countries, where he has made a significant impact through recitals, masterclasses, and workshops, both in piano and choral realms. Prior to his return to Malaysia, Tian Yi received an invitation to serve as a guest conductor 'Community Spirit' choir project, culminating in a memorable performance at the illustrious Birmingham Symphony Hall in the UK.
Since his return to Malaysia in 2019, Tian Yi has received invitations from several choirs to serve as their musical director, and actively involved in presenting chorale concerts, featuring renowned works such as Bach's cantata, Schubert's mass, and Fauré's requiem. With his wealth of experience and undeniable talent, he is poised to bring forth an array of captivating projects to Malaysia in the near future. Most recently, he was invited to be a judicator for Malaysia Choral Eisteddfod International Choral Competition 2023.