How it all started
Spearheaded by Beverly Hiong, a classical music junkie with an insatiable desire to create delightful experiences to share her love for the art form, Music and Makan was born out of 2 wants – the desire to make classical music more accessible (and less frightening) to all her friends, and friends of friends… and to provide a platform for Singapore's brilliant young musicians to be heard and understood in an intimate and non-threatening way (through food and friends!).
This resulted in the creation of Music and Makan - a unique platform for Singapore's best classical musicians to experiment with innovative ways to engage new audiences in a deep and meaningful way.
Our Core Values
Connect. Discover. Evoke.
We connect you to your inner artist and to those around you.
We delight in your discovery of Singapore’s best musicians and food.
We evoke your wonder through the arts.
Founder, Music and Makan
Classical music is the lifelong passion of Music & Makan’s founder, Beverly Hiong. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, Beverly returned to her passion and pursued additional studies in cello performance at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore).
Consequently, Beverly was selected to be a Sistema Fellow at the New England Conservatory (Boston), where she studied intensive group-based music education youth development programmes across the United States. Beverly also had the opportunity to teach music in a month long residency in El Sistema (a nation-wide music education programme) in Venezuela, and was privileged to experience the immense power that music had to connect and build communities.
In 2012, based on her firm belief that classical music can be appreciated by everyone if it is presented in an engaging and relevant manner, Beverly founded Music and Makan to share her love for music with the wider public through innovative audience engagement techniques. She is a passionate advocate for Singapore's brilliant classical musicians to be heard and understood by the wider public and continues to seek out and create opportunities for them to engage in a performance dialogue with new audiences - a stepping stone in her relentless pursuit of bringing communities together through the arts.