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Ng Yu Hng is a London-based Singaporean composer whose works have been performed in the UK, Germany, Finland and Singapore. His works has been performed by ensembles and soloists such as CHROMA, Lontano ensemble, Hill Quartet, Luna Collective, George Fu, Richard Uttley, and Maria Marchant among others. In 2020, his works were featured at the Esplanade for the IMPRINT concert series in Singapore, supported by the National Arts Council (NAC). Currently, he is working with the Philomel ensemble on the Theorbo Today project, and collaborating on guitarist Bruno Pancek’s upcoming album to be recorded in France.
He is pursuing his Master's degree in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust's postgraduate scholarship. His principal composition supervisor is Morgan Hayes and was variously supervised by Hans Abrahamsen, Philip Cashian, Tansy Davies, Christopher Austin, Edmund Finnis, Eleanor Alberga and Andrew Toovey. His postgraduate dissertation explores the intersection between temporality and musical quotations, where the ghost of past idioms are recontextualized within non-teleological 'sound tapestries'.
Previously, he graduated from King's College London with a first-class degree in music, achieving the Purcell Prize in Music for academic excellence. At King's, he studied composition under Dr. Edward Nesbit and had private lessons with acclaimed Singaporean composer Mr Phoon Yew Tien.
Yu Hng is a member of the Composers Society of Singapore (CSS) and is currently pursuing a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) in Education to broaden his pedagogical skills.
*updated 13th June 2021