Jo Anne Sukumaran

Jo Anne is one of Singapore's leading and independent bassoonists. A passionate chamber musician, she has founded many chamber groups. As an orchestral musician she has performed in many diverse ensembles such as the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, Singapore Philharmonic Winds and re:Sound Chamber Orchestra. 

She has worked under conductors such as Lim Yau, Choo Hoey, Robert Casteels, Tan Dun, Brett Kelly, Darrell Ang and has worked professionally abroad in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Malaysia. 

She is a committed educator, performer and an occasional writer. She seeks to bring a positive impact through music and lends her voice to worthy causes. Believing that music is truly a universal language, she started a musical series “Musical Postcards” with music from around the world.

With the aim of sharing knowledge, educating and inspiring other musicians, she started an interview series “Legends of Reed” on her Medium page showcasing double reed musicians from around the world. It has been launched as a podcast and has received warm reactions from the classical community.

She joins Singapore Institute of Management University (University of Buffalo) as Associate Lecturer (Music) in the Summer Semester (2018). She is excited to record her debut solo album in Autumn 2018.


latest News
Invitation to Jeju Island 14. Apr 2018

JA is so honoured to be part of the Korean Wind Consort and be invited to the 2018 Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival in beautiful Jeju island! Looking forward to meeting my Korean friends there this summer.

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Short Profile

NameSukumaran, Jo Anne
Born inSingapore, Asia
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages Chinese,  German,  Italian,  Dutch; Flemish 
attended UniversitiesConservatorio della Svizzera Italiana
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