“Australian cellist in PPO February concert at CCP”
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra continues its 2014-2015 concert season at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines with Australian cellist Pei-Sian Ng as guest soloist under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine on February 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Program features Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.
Pei-Sian is currently Principle Cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and joins the faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore. He performs on a 1764 Giovanni Antonio Marchi cello, Bologna.
Pei-Sian Ng was Commonwealth Musician of the Year in 2007, winner of the Gold Medal and First Prize at the 55th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition held in London. He has performed concertos with major Australian symphony orchestras, Singapore Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Estonian National Symphony, Oulu Symphony, Sinfonia ViVA, City of Southampton Orchestra and Adelaide Youth Orchestra and performed around the world in venues including Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Konzerthaus (Berlin), Lincoln Centre and Carnegie Hall.
Born in Sydney in 1984, he began studies in Adelaide with Barbara Yelland and later with Janis Laurs at the Elder Conservatorium of Music before winning the prestigious Elder Overseas Scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Pei-Sian Ng completed his studies under Professor Ralph Kirshbaum during which he was awarded the RNCM Gold Medal, the highest prize given by the college.
He has had appearances in important music festivals including the Brighton, Edinburgh, Manchester International Cello Festival, Kronberg Academy, Mecklenburg-Vorpormmern Festival and Adelaide International Cello Festival. Last season included a performance of Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Cello Concerto with The Festival Orchestra under the baton of the Academy Award-winning composer. Ng also performed next to Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Cho Liang Lin and Renaud Capuçon.
Most recently, Ng gave the Asian premiere performance of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Variations with the Orchestra of Music Makers, Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as part of the Adelaide International Cello Festival, Brahms’ Double Concerto with Okko Kamu and the Kalevi Aho Double Cello Concerto with his twin brother Pei-Jee Ng and Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui.
In April he has been invited to perform the Asian premiere of John Tavener’s Flood of Beauty with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra as part of Tapestry, A Sacred Music Festival.
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