Biography

Credit to Inis Oírr Asano for photography

Ng Yu Hng is a composer based in London. His pieces have been performed in the UK, Germany and Singapore. His music explores the space between familiarity and unfamiliarity. Musical and literary quotations intersperse his pieces, while the 'ghost' of harmony lives on in spectral soundscapes.

Recent concerts featuring his works include the IMPRINT and 傳承 concerts held in Singapore (2020), generously supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore and the premiere of an ensemble work She Gently Rocks the Cradle at the Royal Academy of Music's Autumn Composer's concert (2020). Other works have been performed by the Lontano Ensemble, KCL Modern Music Society, and by pianists Richard Uttley and Maria Marchant. 

 

Currently, Yu Hng is working on pieces for the CHROMA Ensemble, the Hill Quartet and the pianist George Fu. These works are to be premiered in 2021 at the Music and Time Festival and the Carte Blanche concert.​ A piece for accordion is also to be premiered in May 2021.

He is currently pursuing a Masters in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM). His musical studies were supported by awards including the Countess of Munster Musical Trust's postgraduate scholarship, the Royal Academy Bursary Award and the Purcell Prize in Music. Previously, he studied a Bmus degree (1st-class Hons.) at King's College London (KCL). His principal composition supervisors include Prof. Morgan Hayes (RAM) and Dr. Edward Nesbit (KCL). Other teachers include Hans Abrahamsen, Dr. Tansy Davies, Andrew Toovey, Mr Phoon Yew Tien and Dr. Thomas Hyde.

Yu Hng is a member of the Composers Society of Singapore.

©2020 by Ng Yu Hng