Beverly Hiong is the founder of Music and Makan, a salon-style concert series in Singapore that aims to dispel the general apprehension that many young adults have towards Classical music. By combining Classical music and food (Makan means "to eat" in Malay, and gathering to share food together is Singapore's national hobby), Music and Makan provides a casual and intimate setting in which young professionals can feel comfortable listening to performances by up and coming musicians.
Beverly has also been involved as a teacher and administrator in several El-Sistema inspired pilot programs in Singapore, using music to empower and inspire young people, including juvenile delinquents. Born and raised in Singapore, Beverly is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance. She also holds a B.S. in Economics (with First Class Honors) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She previously served as principal cellist of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore’s volunteer orchestra focused on serving humanity through philanthropy).