Eddie Sim Lian Liat learnt the piano from a young age of 4, and later picked up the cello at 12. Studying under Singapore’s “First Lady of the Cello”, Herminia Ilano, he obtained his Diploma in Cello Performance (Dip ABRSM) and was featured on the High Scorers’ Concert as one of the most outstanding cellists to have aced the examination. After graduated from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory with Bachelor of Music (Honours) in 2014 where he studied under the renowned pedagogue Leslie Tan from the T’ang Quartet, Eddie Sim joined SCO. Some of the great maestros he has worked with include tenor José Carreras, conductor Eiji Oue and Robert Spano. Out of his own passion, he is also an avid jazz musician, who performed with jazz bassist and jazz mentor Tony Makarome.