Biography

Internationally acclaimed pianist Shelley Ng has performed on three continents in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Harris Hall in Aspen, Milton Court and the St. James Church-Piccadilly in London, the Hong Kong City Hall, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre.  She has performed in the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival. Her performances and interviews have been broadcast on Radio Television Hong Kong. 

Her recent highlights include transcription and performance of the piano solo for John Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra, Oliver Knussen’s Sonya’s Lullaby in his tribute concert, Previn Trio, Rzewski’s Coming Together, the American premiere of Hilda Paredes’ Revelación, playing two pianos at the same time in Asyla under Thomas Adès’ baton and others.  She toured Mediterranean, Central America, and the Caribbean in over 250 solo and chamber music concerts with Lincoln Center Stage and appeared in the Taiwan International Festival of Arts as the guest artist of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. 

A devoted musician of varied interests, Shelley has been pushing her limits as a pianist.  In addition to extensive concerts of piano literature, she continually explores off-the-beaten path pieces like Medtner’s Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor.  She is a committed performer of music by living composers and has premiered numerous works.  Her enthusiasm for chamber music has led her to perform with artists including members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, LA Opera, and San Francisco Opera. She also played unusual repertoire including a recital of Klezmer tunes and Shulamit Ran’s Birkat Haderekh alongside Michael Webster and Richard Brown, and a performance of George Antheil’s Ballet Mechanique for four pianists and eleven percussionists.  Pushing towards the outer limits of piano repertoire, she enjoys exploring different keyboard instruments such as the harmonium, synthesizer, celeste, accordion, toy piano and the harpsichord.  

Shelley’s fascination with interdisciplinary collaborations has led her to perform and improvise with dancers of the USC Kaufman School of Dance, London Contemporary Dance School and actors from Television Broadcasts Limited, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The Shadow Players.  As an avid advocate of outreach programmes, she has performed for diverse audiences including underprivileged children and victims of domestic violence.  In 2016, she curated an autism awareness benefit concert featuring music by composers that showed autistic traits, interspersed with narration from the perspectives of autistic children.

Shelley is a laureate of international competitions such as the International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso, Shepherd School Concerto Competition, the St. James Chamber Prize (United Kingdom), and the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra and Hong Kong Symphonic Winds and worked with celebrated conductors Andris Nelsons and Thomas Adès.  She has also performed in masterclasses for leading musicians including Peter Serkin, Emmanuel Ax, Robert Levin, Garrick Ohlsson, Paul Lewis, and Sylvia Rosenberg. 

Shelley was a candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music in Solo Piano under the tutelage of Bernadene Blaha.  She was the staff pianist of studios of Midori Gotō, Pamela Frank and Margaret Batjer.  Shelley earned her Master’s degrees from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction studying with Katya Apekisheva and from Rice University, where she served on the piano and chamber music faculty of the Preparatory Program. She has a First Class Honours Bachelor’s in Music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she was on the Faculty of Arts Dean’s List in all three years of her studies. Her principal teachers Virginia Weckstrom, Nancy Loo and coaches Cho-Liang Lin and Norman Fischer have become important mentors in her music career.  

吳宇晴常於歐洲、北美及亞洲的主要音樂中心演出,包括紐約卡內基音樂廳,倫敦Milton Court以及國際知名的Tanglewood音樂節和Aspen 音樂節。她去年在林肯中心舞台表演了逾250場獨奏和室內樂音樂會。吳氏從香港中文大學畢業後分別於倫敦Guildhall音樂戲劇學院和侯斯頓的萊斯大學修畢獨奏和室內樂碩士,並曾在萊斯大學任教。羅乃新、林昭亮、Virginia Weckstrom 和Norman Fischer 都是對她影響很深的老師。她現為香港創樂團一員,另外也獲邀在著名的聖達菲(Santa Fe)音樂節舉辦獨奏會。

03/2021

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