Ng Yu Hng (b.1996) is a composer and pianist. He is currently pursuing the final year of his undergraduate studies at King’s College London (2017-2020), and has been accepted into the Royal Academy of Music for postgraduate studies in composition (2020-2021). His composition teachers include Dr Edward Nesbit, Dr Thomas Hyde and Mr Phoon Yew Tien. He has also attended workshops by Sir George Benjamin, Howard Skempton and Dr Paul Archbold among others. For his first year, he was awarded the Purcell Prize in Music for achieving the highest grades in his cohort.
Recently performances of his works includes Triptych, first premiered by Thomas Ang at the Royal Academy of Music, and later performed by the pianist Richard Uttley in London. He also collaborated with other composers to write a song cycle, which was premiered at the Modern Song Project concert (KCL). Other recent works performed include Near Stasis, a percussion work performed at the Composer Workshop-Concerts (KCL), and Chiasmus, a quintet performed by the Lontano Ensemble (London).
His ongoing dissertation explores the usage of musical quotations in the works of American composers post-1975, supervised by composer and scholar Professor Silvina Milstein. Through this research, he hopes to examine how traditional idioms can be recontextualised in contemporary compositional practice.
Apart from composition, Yu Hng is an active piano performer. He currently studies piano performance with Alexandra Vaduva (Royal Academy of Music). He accompanied several undergraduate recitals, and performed with the King’s College Chorus in two of its concerts (2018-2019). Recently, he performed at several parish churches, including St Gabriel’s at Cricklewood and St John’s in West Ealing.
Yu Hng is also a member of the Composers Society of Singapore (CSS).
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