ProfileAugust 3, 2020 2020-08-03 17:54
Saturnino Halili Tiamson Jr.
Satur Tiamson was hailed by Time Out Magazine as one of the Top 20 Musicians in Hong Kong in 2008, and a TEDx Hong Kong presenter in 2016. As a session musician, he has played for various musicals, orchestras and bands both here in Hong Kong and in the Philippines. He also performed as a drummer and band leader in HK Disneyland (2005-2015). He toured with Southeast Asian Wind Ensemble in 2003 and Asian Youth Orchestra in 2001 and 2004.
In 2016, Satur won multi-gold medals and awarded Senior Division Overall Champion in the 20th World Championships of Performing Arts in USA and bagged 2nd prize for the Drum Set Category during the 14th edition of Italy Percussion Competition. In the same year, he was chosen by JCI Philippines as one of The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines for Arts in Music. After finishing his Diploma, Satur received his Specialist Drums Certificate with Berklee Music Online Celebrity Scholarship Award and earned Distinction in ABRSM Percussion exam. His percussion workshops conducted in various Asian countries and community service for the youth and OFWs earned him several awards; the latest was the 2018 Presidential award conferred by the President of the Philippines.
Satur is one of the consultants and juries of Asia Pacific Drummer Competition in Hong Kong and a Zildjian and Prologix Artist. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Committee, Liaison to International Committee and President of Percussive Arts Society Philippines. Satur currently also teaches drumming at Harrow International School Hong Kong and at The ISF Academy.