Dai Da has indulged himself in the beauty of the traditional Chinese instrument, Erhu, ever since he was six. He had already been recognized as one of the top young amateur musicians in his hometown, Chengdu, and he was involved in many provincial and national musical activities and performances. At 16, he was invited by Hong Kong Soong Ching Ling Foundation as the only young artist from Sichuan Province to participate in one of the Millennium celebrations in Hong Kong.
In 2002, Dai Da was invited to pursue his bachelor degree in Singapore as a scholar, and has been a member of NUS Chinese Orchestra (NUSCO) since 2003. Besides being the president for NUSCO for one year, he was the principle player and soloist for various NUSCO annual concerts, and he was one of the pioneers in the NUSCO Huqin sextet, where multiple fusion music were experimented and performed.
Dai Da is a dynamic musician who loves to pursue for opportunities in fusion music. After graduation, he has been actively exploring the fusion of Chinese music with jazz and Indian music, injecting strong elements of improvisation.
photo by Kelvin Tan