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Champion of young talents

Iskandar Ismail scouts for talent in schools and is responsible for the careers of many young musicians

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Artistic director Iskandar leading a 70-piece orchestra at a full-day rehearsal at the SPH Media Centre auditorium in 2010, in preparation for a ChildAid concert. The feted music director of the National Day Parade and music arranger for Asia's top singers died on Saturday of brain and lung cancer at the age of 58.

HE was famed for being the long-time music director of the National Day Parade and music arranger for Asia's top singers including Sandy Lam, Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung, Dick Lee and Anita Sarawak.

Less feted but no less extraordinary, however, was his tireless promotion of child talents,

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