First violins

A native of Singapore, Jean-Ai Seow left her homeland at age 16 under full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. At the Royal Academy, she studied the violin with Lionel Bentley and Clarence Myerscough, chamber music with Jean Harvey and orchestra training under Maurice Handford, obtaining her Licentiate and Professional Certificate of the Royal Academy of Music. She was invited to perform as a guest violinist for a Gala Concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Ms. Seow went on to study in Paris with Bernard Mathern at the École Normale de Musique, where she obtained her Diplôme supérieur d’exécution. Upon her return to Singapore, she joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, touring Asia and Europe. Jean-Ai Seow is currently a member of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Orchestre de chambre de Montréal. She also plays regularly with the Orchestre Métropolitain.

In January 2016, Jean Ai joined the Société pour les arts en milieux de santé (SAMS), playing to residents and patients in nursing homes and hospitals. She has been Conductor of the West Island Youth String Orchestra since 1995.