Serena plays percussion of all kinds – drumkit, cajon, bongos, timbales, congas and triangle, which is her favourite. Fueled by her passion, she infuses infectious rhythms with an eclectic assortment of music genres ranging from classical to modern: poprock, afro-cuban, fusion, electronic and dance music.
Many performing opportunities have brought her overseas and she has shared stages with various local and international artistes including DJs KFC and Darren Emerson (UK); Tay Kexin, 53A, Tay Kewei, Jack and Rai, Somkiat (THA) and 3rd Line Butterfly (KOR). She also was part of the band in Xinyao 36 featuring many esteemed local artistes such as Eric Moo, Jimmy Ye, Joanna Dong, Roy Li, Mavis Hee and Dream FM.
Serena represented Singapore in the SG entourage created for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games performances in Mexico City and Seoul. In 2016, Serena was part of the year’s National Day theme song with 53A – Tomorrow’s Here Today, written by Don Richmond. Other performances include various “Esplanade Presents” series, WOMAD, the Disney musical The Lion King and several TV and radio appearances (LUSH 99.5 and 987FM). Her most memorable project till date would be City Buskers – a local TV show of 8 episodes filmed in 7 different cities in Asia, exploring each city’s busking and music scene. Serena was also part of the locally produced musical Tropicana as the principle percussionist.
Her newest foray sees her creating solo video projects while also collaborating with artistes worldwide in diverse variants of multimedia. Always seeking to break boundaries and go beyond the role of a typical percussionist, find her on Instagram and YouTube @serenachenyi.