Nelson Kwei is an accomplished conductor, music arranger and vocal tutor in the music industry, having attained a Licentiate in Singing from the Guildhall School of Music. In 1993, Nelson was honoured with the “National Youth Service Award” in recognition of his contribution in the field of choral art. In 1999, he was awarded the “Culture Award” by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and in 2001, the Rotary Club honoured him as the “Ambassador of the Arts” for Singapore.
Nelson won the prestigious “Outstanding Choral Director Award” at the International Choral Competition in Germany in 1998 and 1999; and the “Best Conductor Award” at the Petr Eben International Choral Competition in Prague in 2002 and 2004. He has led his choirs to 8 Gold awards including 3 Category Champions in the Choir Olympic held in Bremen, Germany and Xiamen, China. His choir was also the first Asian choir to win the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the prestigious Concorso Corale Internazionale held in Riva Del Garda, Italy. In 2008, he was also conferred the “Conductor Prize”.
Nelson is currently an executive member of the National Arts Council’s Advisory Board for Choral Development in Singapore, the Honorary Chairman of the Choral Directors’ Association (Singapore) and the President of the Singapore Federation for Choral Music. He is the first Vice-Chairman of the Asian Youth Choir Council as well as the Artistic Director of A Voyage of Songs and Concentus Orientale.