Biography

Credit to Inis Oírr Asano for photography

Ng Yu Hng is a London-based composer whose music has been performed in the UK, Germany and Singapore. His pieces explore the space between familiarity and unfamiliarity, by weaving musical and literary quotations into a sonic tapestry while the 'ghost' of harmony lives on in spectral soundscapes. 

 

Recently a selection of his music was premiered at the IMPRINT concert series (2020), generously supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore. Upcoming works for the CHROMA ensemble, Hill Quartet and the pianist George Fu are to be featured at the Music and Time Festival (2021). He has collaborated with ensembles and soloists such as the Lontano Ensemble, Richard Uttley and Maria Marchant among others in the performances of his works. Currently, he is working on the Theorbo Today project for Toby Carr, supported by the Arts Council of England (ACE) grant, and also Kintsugi, a piece for bassoon and piano for the Luna Collective. 

He is currently pursuing a MMus in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, under the supervision of Morgan Hayes. His studies are generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust's postgraduate scholarship. Previously, he completed a BMus degree (1st-class honours) at King's College London, under the supervision of Dr. Edward Nesbit. There, he was awarded the Purcell Prize in Music for academic excellence. Other composition teachers include Hans Abrahamsen, Tansy Davies, Philip Cashian, Andrew Toovey and Mr Phoon Yew Tien. 

 

Yu Hng is a member of the Composers Society of Singapore (CSS).

 

©2020 by Ng Yu Hng