Project Description

Derek Suen

When did you start?

I started playing piano way back when in preschool/kindergarten and recently picked up guitar a year or two ago. I only started singing publicly in college, unless you count my years singing soprano in church choir in elementary school. Then puberty hit.

What do you hope to achieve through the Kollaboration experience?

I’m excited purely for the performance experience and being able to share my love for music with an audience. It’ll also be an awesome way to meet a bunch of people with similar passions and hopefully jumpstart my musical career that I’ve been itching towards for a while.

On a day off, you can find me…

Lounging at the beach. That’s pretty much been every single off day I’ve had since summer started.

People would be surprised to learn that…

I’m lactose intolerant because I eat an insane amount of cheese.

My biggest inspirations are…

Anybody who actually commits to pursuing their dreams.

If I could perform with anybody in the world, it would be…

John Legend and/or Clara Chung


Memphis, TN, but my parents moved to Holland, MI a year ago. I’ve personally been in Chicago for the past five years for school and now work.


100% Taiwanese


I’ll be singing and either playing the keyboard or guitar.

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