Singaporean Conductor Ng Tian Hui is an enthusiastic advocate of new music, he has comissioned and conducted many premieres of new music including works by Curt Cacioppo, Reena Esmail, Americ Goh, Robert Honstein, Emily Koh, and Joan Tower. He is particularly proud of the commission “Ariadne’s Lament” by Zhangyi Chen which won the Eric Whitacre Prize given away by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Currently the Music Director of the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra in the US, and the Orchestra of the East Indies in Singapore, Mr Ng holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from the Yale School of Music where he studied with Marguerite Brooks, Simon Carrington, Jeffrey Douma and Masaaki Suzuki. He received the Bachelor of Music from the University of Birmingham, UK where he studied composition with Vic Hoyland and orchestral conducting with Andrew Constantine.
At Yale, he was the principal assistant conductor of the Yale Camerata, and the conductor of the Saybrook College Orchestra. There, his outstanding work won him the Edwin Stanley Seder Scholarship in 2009 and the Hugh Porter Scholarship in 2010. At Birmingham, he was the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia, and Summer Festival New Music Ensemble and Opera. Notably a production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress which was praised by the Birmingham Post for its “high orchestral quality”. He has participated in conducting master classes with David Effron, Leon Fleisher, Peter Jaffe, Mark Gibson, Nicholas McGegan, Gustav Meier, Maurice Peress, Donald Portnoy, Helmuth Rilling, Neil Varon and Paul Vermel among others.
This summer, Mr Ng looks forward to serving as Assistant Conductor to Arthur Arnold, Chief Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, at his summer festival, the Pacific Region Interntional Summer Music Academy in Canada. He is also proud to be a conducting fellow at the Dartington International Summer School. Later in the year, Mr. Ng looks forward to a season of music including classics from the standard repertoire like Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, Bizet’s Symphony in C, Rheinberger’s second organ concerto and new music including the premiere of a new opera by Mary D. Watkins titled “Dark River”, the East Coast premiere of “A Folk Symphony” by the Nigerian composer Fela Sowande, and music by Charles Mingus paired with a new commission by American composer, David Sanford.
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