Internationally acclaimed pianist Shelley Ng has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber ensembles on three continents in many of the world’s most renowned venues including Carnegie Hall (New York), the Seiji Ozawa Hall (Tanglewood), Harris Hall (Aspen), Milton Court, Hong Kong City Hall, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Ms. Ng performed a solo recital in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival upon the invitation of noted composer, pianist and conductor Marc Neikrug. She has performed in other international festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and Taiwan International Festival of Arts in addition to being featured on WHRB, Harvard Radio Broadcasting and Radio Television Hong Kong. She is a two-time Fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival, where she also appeared in the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Her time at Tanglewood included transcription and performance of piano solo of the Concert for Piano and orchestra by John Cage, Rzewski’s Coming Together, performed Oliver Knussen’s Sonya’s Lullaby as a soloist in his tribute concert, Bernstein’s Piano Trio in his 100 celebration and performances under the batons of Andris Nelsons, Thomas Adès and Gemma New as the principal piano, celeste, and harmonium.
Highlights of the pianist’s 2022/23 season included being featured as a soloist at the Tai Kwun Prison Yard Festival; a fundraising concert for earthquake relief for Türkiye, which she initiated, curated and performed in, and was presented by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME) in partnership with the Consulate General of Türkiye in Hong Kong; performance on the Czech Republic’s National Day at the invitation by the Consulate of the Czech Republic, as well as touring performances in eight cities in the United States, including at Shenandoah University and the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where the pianist presented engaging, innovative concert repertoire as well as a eclectic mix of contemporary repertoire and those from the standard canon. She recently gave solo and lecture recitals in the Hong Kong Museum of Art and in the HKU MUSE series of The University of Hong Kong. In addition to solo performances, she also toured the United States and Canada with the piano quartet in residence of Lincoln Center Stage. Exploring intersections of her musical career as well as social and artistic interests, she organised fundraising concerts for Sichuan earthquake in 2008 and for people with autism in 2016, touching audiences with her thoughtful programming and expressive performances.
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. In recent seasons, Ms. Ng has centered her place as an interpreter of new music scores and has premiered numerous works. She also incorporates improvisation into relevant concert repertoire. Ms. Ng’s chamber music expertise has led to performances alongside eminent artists Jacob Greenberg, Michael Webster, Richard Brown, and musicians from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, LA Opera, and San Francisco Opera. She also played unusual repertoire including a recital of Klezmer tunes 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 square piano, harmonium, synthesizer, celeste, accordion, toy piano and the harpsichord.
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 appeared as a concerto soloist with the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds, CityU Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra. She has also performed for numerous world-renowned artists in masterclasses including Emmanuel Ax, Robert Levin, Peter Serkin, Garrick Ohlsson, Paul Lewis, and Sylvia Rosenberg.
Beyond her regular performance activities, 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. She also performed in the UN International Day of Peace Ceremony and Gandhi Peace Concert. 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 currently associate musician of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and occasionally works with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Prior to her return, Shelley studied at the USC Thornton School of Music in Piano Performance with Bernadene Blaha. During her studies, she was the staff pianist of studios of Midori Gotō, Pamela Frank, Bing Wang and Margaret Batjer. Shelley earned her Master’s degrees from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction under the tutelage of Katya Apekisheva and subsequently from Rice University, where she taught piano and chamber music. She was awarded the 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 primary teachers Virginia Weckstrom in the United States, Nancy Loo in Hong Kong and coaches Cho-Liang Lin and Norman Fischer have become important mentors in her music career.
香港鋼琴家吳宇晴的演奏足跡遍及歐美及亞洲的著名音樂廳，包括卡奈基音樂廳、小澤征爾音樂廳、亞斯 本哈里斯音樂廳及倫敦米頓閣。她曾獲邀於國際知名 的鄧肯活音樂節、亞斯本音樂節、聖達菲音樂節、香 港藝術節及台灣國際藝術節獻技，其演出及訪問片段 亦曾於香港電台、新城電台及哈佛廣播電台 WHRB 播放。
吳宇晴於 2022/23 樂季的焦點演出包括:由她發起、 策劃及演出的土耳其震災籌款音樂會(香港創樂團主 辨，合作夥伴為土耳其駐港大使館);受捷克駐港大使 館邀請，於捷克國慶日演出;以及於美國雪蘭多大學 及威斯康星大學麥迪遜分校等八個城市舉行的巡演音 樂會，將創新、當代與經典曲目共冶一爐。她近來亦 在香港美術館及香港大學繆絲樂季舉行個人獨奏會及 講座音樂會。除了個人演出之外，她亦曾聯同林肯中 心舞台的駐場鋼琴四重奏巡演美加。吳宇晴熱衷於透 過音樂探索社會及藝術議題，分別於 2016 年及 2008 年為自閉症患者及四川大地震舉行籌款音樂會，充滿 心思的樂曲編排及情感豐富的演繹觸動不少聽眾的 心靈。
吳宇晴現為香港創樂團的聯席樂手，此前曾為小提琴家 宓多里、潘蜜拉・法蘭克、王冰及巴傑爾的工作室擔任 鋼琴手。她以優異成績畢業於倫敦市政廳音樂及戲劇學 院碩士課程，其後獲全額獎學金畢業於侯斯頓萊斯大學 的音樂學院，期間曾與鋼琴家韋克斯特倫、小提琴家林 昭亮及大提琴家諾文・費雪合作。
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