The Final Friday Performance

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The International College of Music will be having their annual Final Friday Performance on the 7th of May 2010 at their Recital Hall. The performance starts at 4pm, and entrance is free!

The Final Friday Performance began many years back as get together sessions for the students to perform on stage. Competition amongst students were at its peak back then. Everyone wanted to perform. The culture evolved overtime and became tradition. Performances grew. The attitude of the culture maintained.

Friday Performances are held weekly to select a winner to perform for The Finals – known as The Final Friday Performance. This semester, 9 musicians will be performing on stage. All from different backgrounds and influences but with 1 commonality, their passion for music. These musicians are Irma Seleman, Feri Lau Widjaja Bong, Jesica Yap,Terry Tim, Eugene Yeo Yu Chuan, Cliff Wong, Kelly Phoon and Khoay Vern Hanz.

A Brief Description Of The Finalists

Irma Seleman

I’m Irma Seleman from Penang. I’m a vocalist. I do R&B and Funk. My singing and music style is influenced by great R&B vocalists and musicians such as Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Rachell Farrell, Marcus Miller, Incognito and many more. I am a self thought vocalist who listens to mostly Pop, Malay Pop, and Rock. I was introduced to the music world by my dad. He’s a part time musician. When I joined ICOM, I realized that I had just stepped into a whole new world and started listening to other types of music. Now, I relate myself more to R&B and Funk.

This how I express myself the best, through my music and also by doing covers. I sing a lot for public gigs in cafes or pubs. I’ve also done a lot of weddings and corporate events too.

Experience wise, I was a sessionist for one of the Malaysian’s Vocal Group ‘Quadrose’, performed for Tan Sri Ahmad Merican’s 81st birthday, sang at the F1 cocktail party 2009, a session as I was involved in one of the reality show for TV3 which is Mentor 3 as a back up vocalist for both Fira’s semi final and final round. I did session as a back up vocalist for Malaysian band ‘One Buck Shot’ at Hennessy Artistry 2009 (HALO) Party.

Feri Lau

I’m Feri Lau from Indonesia. I’m an all rounder bassist but my main interests are more towards Fusion, Funk and Jazz . I am a self taught musician and began by playing the guitar first. Later I moved on to playing the bass when I entered Farabi Music school and by the time I was ready, it was 2007 and I came here to ICOM to further pursue my studies.

I began as a CAP student and graduated with a certificate in Audio Production. Now I’m doing the Berklee Transfer Program, This being my 2nd semester here. In the local Music Scene I do lots of gigging especially in pubs, hotels and cafes. For the moment, I’m in 2 main bands as a bassist. One of it is the Rock band- PitBull and the other one is an electronic band called Xamido. Last December I Played at Rock The World 9 under the band Pitbull. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

Other than these, I am a sessionist for many other bands doing normal public gigs. I’m doing this to prepare myself for Berklee in 2011.

Jesica Yap

I’m Jesica Yap and this year I am going to be 21 years old. I’m an Indonesian pianist and started to first learn the piano at the tender age of 7. I studied under the ABRSM examination board and once I had my grade 8 Certificate in Music, I came here to the International College of Music to pursue further my love for music in the Berklee Transfer Program.

My influences in music are from many backgrounds but mainly, Classical, New Age Music, Instrumental Pop, Electronic Music and Latin Jazz. Eventhough I play around in gigs, I however have other interests in this field; arranging and songwriting. One day I hope to have a career in film scoring. That will then fulfill my dream.


My name is Eugene and I am a contemporary violinist/performer. I’m 19 this year and a small town boy from Kuching, Sarawak, trying to make it big in the music industry. I come from a pretty musical family; my mum’s a piano teacher and my siblings play musical instruments as well. I picked up the violin at age 6 and I’ve been playing it ever since. I also play a little piano on the side.

My first ever solo performance was when I was 10 or 11. From then on, the stage became a familiar place to me. I love performing and being on stage. I really love playing music that just makes people wanna get up and dance. I can’t stay away from the stage for too long. :P I wanna bring a style of music and performance not often heard and seen, to the world.


I am Cliff. I am a drummer and i enjoy performing as well as studying music here at ICOM. I am originally from penang, moving to KL after my final year in secondary school, to pursue my dreams and career in music. What really moved me in to music was pretty much my father, with the collection of old records.

I was exposed to music since childhood, with old records of my father, from Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and to Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin. My father influenced me in a way there were so many genre of music that i could enjoy too. At the age of 12 or actually 11 during the middle of december, i was first exposed to the drums.

When I was 14 years, I already had a band but what really got me started into performing and pursuing music as my career the Penang Island Jazz Festival. It really hit my mind, soul and body. I could see the performers- so happy to get on stage and to play their instrument. I could see that all of them were enjoying themselves, jamming and smiling on stage. That’s when i made a point to pursue music.

Terry Tim

I’m Terry Tim and I am from Myanmar, a small country. I grew up listening to Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin from my father. One funny thing about me was, when I was about 4 to 5 years old, I won’t sleep until my father played beethoven’s symphony no.9 for me.

I started learning the guitar when I was 15. But back in those days, I played the guitar just for fun. I never took it seriously nor dreamt about going abroad to study MUSIC. I love music more than anything but I dared not to make it a profession until 8 months ago when my friend dared me to learn a song within 3 days- “Drifting” by Andy Mckee. I won! Since then, the genre, finger style percussions, became a great influence in my life.

Whang Jungeun

My name is Whang Jungeun or better known as = Haru. I am from Korea and I am going to be 25 in June. My main and major instrument is Vocals. Before coming to Malaysia I was studying at a Korean Music College. Now I’m doing the Berklee Transfer Program at ICOM.

My experiences in Malaysia are in the ICOM Tributes where I was a backup vocalist in the Tribute to Michael Jackson 2009 and as one of the main vocalists for the Tribute to U2, 2010.

Kelly Phoon

I’m Kelly Phoon. I’m in my final semester in the Foundation In Music program here at ICOM and my major instrument is, the piano. I took up piano and organ lessons when i was five and have been brought up in a strong musical environment. I think this is probably why my passion in music has taken me so far.

I wanna go the distance with professional skills to produce and and arrange music pieces. I myself have composed and arranged some pieces. Most of it instrumental compositions.


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Hi there, my name is Hanz. I am a music composer and performing artist. I am currently studying in ICOM. I am originally from Taiping, Perak, and I am now here in KL to pursue my career in music. I hardly remember what inspires me into music actually. But somehow my family members used to tell me that I was already playing the piano myself since I was 3 years old.

I used to play by hearing all the while, and somehow I started writing my own melodies since I was 11 years old. I was so into music composing and I started to produce my own DIY album when I was 15 years old. I did the whole cd from top to toe without and guides from anyone. Of course it does not sound good, but somehow I just love doing things like that.


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