In another life, Kevin Koo could have led an illustrious career in music. He was awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Scholarship by the Public Service Commission in 1981 to study music in Germany. Five years later, he graduated with a degree from the Robert Schumann University of Music Düsseldorf. Upon his return to Singapore, he played the cello as a member of the prestigious Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

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