Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Bachelor of Music, University of Birmingham, UK
Singapore-born countertenor Phua Ee Kia graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Music from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2004 and a Post-graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore in 2005. He began formal vocal training with Professor Julian Pike and soprano Cathy Benson at the Birmingham Conservatoire before honing his voice under countertenor Nicholas Clapton, Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He also studied piano with James Walker at the Birmingham conservatoire.
A versatile singer, Phua Ee Kia takes pride in embracing different musical styles, having sung with early music group Ab Oriente, the illustrious Philharmonic Chamber Choir of Singapore, the award-winning Singers Vocal Ensemble specialising in the music of living composers, as well as pop a-cappella group Curious Attacks. Phua maintains a close relationship with many local chamber groups including the Striings Quartet, the Oxley Quartet as well as the Teng Ensemble.
Since 2010, Phua has been lecturing at the Singapore Raffles Music College, specialising in Music Theory, Aural Training and Writing skills.