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Ng Yu Hng is a London-based Singaporean composer whose music has been performed internationally, in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His works explore musical intertextuality, where quotations and allusions from past idioms inhabit contemporary textures. His pieces have been performed by notable ensembles such as the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Black Pencil Ensemble, CHROMA, Lontano, Meitar Ensemble, Hill Quartet, Xin Saxophone Quartet, Philomel, and by soloists such as George Fu, Juan Aguilera Cerezo, Richard Uttley, Maria Marchant among others.
He has also been programmed at numerous prestigious venues, festivals, and competitions, including: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Schokland and Surroundings (Netherlands), the CEME International New Music Festival (Tel-Aviv, Israel); the 10th Singapore Saxophone Symposium and the IMPRINT concert at the Esplanade (Singapore); the Festival International de Guitare en Béarn des Gaves (Salies-de-Béarn, France); the Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church for Theorbo Today (London, UK); the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (Nuremberg, Germany); the Miyoshimachi Cultural Center (Japan), at the Hochschule Luzern (Lucerne, Switzerland), the Sibelius Academy, for the Singapore Symphonic Orchestra Musical Soundbites Series (Helsinki, Finland), Conservatorio Alcalá la Real (Spain), Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (Hong Kong SAR), among others.
He completed his Master's degree under Morgan Hayes at the Royal Academy of Music, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Scholarship. Previously, he studied composition with Edward Nesbit at King's College London, achieving the Purcell Prize in Music for academic excellence. Other teachers include Hans Abrahamsen, Eleanor Alberga OBE, Philip Cashian, Tansy Davies, Christopher Austin, Mr Phoon Yew Tien and Dr Zechariah Goh.
An aspiring academic and writer, Yu Hng was recently invited to deliver a composition seminar at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore. He also wrote an article for the Composers Society of Singapore on the Chinese composition competition Ding Yi Composium, and also an article for the renowned UK classical music magazine The Strad. He is also recently appointed the executive committee member of the Composers Society of Singapore (CSS) and is in charge of Say Say Borak, a series of musicological discussion-seminars aimed at the wider Singaporean public.