Arthur Jonathan Wiyono
Jazz bassist Arthur Wiyono was born and raised in Bandung, Indonesia, where he first learned to play the guitar from his father at six years old. Arthur finally seized the opportunity to pursue music full-time in Singapore, at the LASALLE College of The Arts in 2014. He received the Tan Chay Bing Scholarship for three consecutive years, breaking the school’s top student records before graduating with a Diploma in Pop Performance with distinction. His most recent achievements include snatching the Audience Choice Award at the Singapore International Jazz Battle (2018), and the Outstanding Performer Award at the We Love Jazz Party Jazz Battle (2017).
Arthur performs a diverse repertoire of music with four different local bands:Flame of the Forest, the New Orleans Jazz Band New Stream Brass Band, The Jazz Djogets, and Namie and The Waves. He is currently on his way to finishing a bachelor’s degree in Jazz under the tutelage of internationally-renown bassist Christy Smith, while continuing to practice as a professional session musician, composer, arranger and instructor. Arthur hopes to fulfill his dreams as a music practitioner who will help raise the next generation of musicians.