About

Cherly Susanti

Cherly (b.1990) is a composer, arranger, and conductor based in Jakarta. She was a Japanese Literature graduate from Binus University Jakarta. She started her first music experience by joining Feixiang Choir and was an active member of Paramabira, the Binus University student choir, under the direction of Rainier Revireino. On 2012, she became a member of Batavia Madrigal Singers under the direction of Avip Priatna. The following year, she replaced Angela July as the music director of Feixiang Choir. On 2018, she formed Quaver Vocal Ensemble, consisting eight singers including herself. Cherly develops her vocal skills under the direction of Joseph Kristanto Pantioso in Sanggar Musicasa Jakarta and has attended some vocal masterclasses by Bernadetta Astari, Yosefin Emilia, and Heny Janawati. She also attends conducting class by Budi Utomo Prabowo and conducting masterclasses by Brady Allred and Nicolas Fink. As a composer, Cherly composes and arranges choral pieces with various genre, focusing on Indonesian secular music. She also works on project-based music. Her projects include institution hymn commissioned by BINUS University and company jingle for GVM Networks.

Achievements:

Lomba Paduan Suara Universitas Airlangga 2018, Surabaya – Best Young Conductor

Satya Dharma Gita National Choir Festival 2017, Semarang – 2nd prize in Profane Music category: Cahaya Purnama for mixed choir

Satya Dharma Gita National Choir Festival 2017, Semarang Top 8 in Sacred Music category: Lacrimosa for mixed choir

The 9th Grand Prix Thailand 2016, Pattaya, Thailand – Special Jury Award: Best Original Composition: Daemon Irrepit Callidus for mixed choir

Feixiang Choir

Feixiang Choir is an independent mixed choir based in Jakarta. The choir was established in 2005 by its three founders:  Qiu Chang Zhen, Budi Ye, and Anton Hartanto. It was originally intended to accommodate both youth and seniors who loves to sing. Now, Feixiang Choir consists of more than 30 singers with various background and performs in concerts and competitions regularly.

Achievements:

Lomba Paduan Suara Universitas Airlangga 2018, Surabaya – 2nd place gold diploma in Historical Music category & 3rd place gold diploma in Contemporary Music category

The 10th Orientale Concentus 2017, Singapore – Silver Medal Grade 1 in Chamber Choir category & Silver Medal Grade 1 in Ensemble category

The 9th Grand Prix Thailand 2016, Pattaya, Thailand – 1st winner in Chamber Choir category & Finalist (top 3) for Grand Prix category

Quaver Vocal Ensemble

Quaver Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2018, consists of 8 members with various background: calligraphy artist, doctor, teacher...but all of us believe in the same thing: music is one of the best tools to express ourselves, and it unites us into harmony. When we are happy, we sing, and when we are singing, we're happy. We are glad to share our happiness with you!