Since 2013, Asia Arts Festival (AAF) has provided a worthy platform for musicians and dancers from all genres to showcase their talents, skills and art forms before an illustrious panel of adjudicators.

AAF has since attracted more than 2,600 participants from over 20 countries including Asia and other parts of the world such as Russia, Germany, Scotland, New Zealand and etc. Besides forging lifelong friendships and enjoying the fun and encouraging atmosphere at the festival, every participant will be awarded a trophy and certificate.

AAF 2019 will be returning to the prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on 25-28 July 2019.


Francis Liew is an accomplished choral director who is no stranger to the choral music scene in Singapore. He has been conducting school choirs since 1999 and has transformed many young choirs into respectable and award winning choirs. Amongst his award-winning choirs, they share a total of 36 national and international Gold and Distinction awards, including a Grand Prix finalist and a Top 5 Best Primary School Choir award.

Prior to the founding of Asia Arts Festival, Francis was Artistic Director of several arts festivals. He is also founder of Concordis - a Choral Festival and The Singapore International Dance Challenge.

Asia Arts Festival is the culmination of his 34 years of musical pursuits and his desire to bring all performing arts together by providing a worthy platform for all to showcase and grow their talents.


The RICE Company Limited (TRCL) is a not-for-profit organisation that harvests the potential of the arts and culture for the development of human lives and connects communities in Singapore with the world. TRCL manages creative spaces, arts education programmes, events and two social funds – The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and Sing50 Fund. For more information, please visit:

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