Singapore-born countertenor Phua Ee Kia graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Music from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2004. He began his vocal training with Professor Julian Pike and soprano Cathy Benson at the Birmingham Conservatory before honing his voice under countertenor Nicholas Clapton from Oxford.
As a soloist, Phua sings extensively with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Singapore Lyric Opera. A versatile singer, Phua takes pride in embracing different musical styles, having sung with early music group Ab Oriente, the award-winning Singers Vocal Ensemble specialising in the music of living composers, and also pop a-cappella group Curious Attacks. He has also collaborated with many local ensembles including the Striiings Quartet, Oxley Quartet and the Teng Ensemble.
Phua is a member of the illustrious Philharmonic Chamber Choir of Singapore, and teaches voice, piano and music theory privately. He has given workshops at numerous schools including Innova Junior College, Nanyang Polytechnic, Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore Raffles Music College, as well as for organisations such as The A Cappella Society of Singapore and the Singapore Peranakan Association choir. Phua is currently the choral director of the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Choir, the Anglo-Chinese School (Barker) Choir as well as The Singapore Lyric Opera Children's Chorus.