Ng Cheuk-yin

Ng Cheuk-yin

Ng Cheuk-yin is a composer, music producer, sheng performer and a cappella artist.

Ng is Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s first Artist Associate, Music Director of the fusion group SIU2 and a Co-artistic Director of the a cappella choral theatre company, Yat Po Singers. After receiving a post-graduate degree from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he went on to study Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo and Jazz Music at Codarts in the Netherlands.

In 2012, Ng received Award for Best Artist from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2009 and 2013, Ng received the Best Serious Composition in CASH Golden Sail Music Awards by the theatrical choral concert ‘Rock Hard’ and double sheng concerto Before the City Collapses respectively. And his choral work Singing Voices of the World was awarded twice the CASH Golden Sail Most Performed Works Award (Serious Music) in 2014 and 2019.

Ng’s works range from chamber and orchestral works to electronic music; from rock music to musicals; from choral works to pop songs and music for crossover bands and ensembles. Ng’s major orchestral works include the double sheng concerto Before the City Collapsessheng concerto for Chinese orchestra The Seventh Month, drumset concerto Fly, Chinese orchestral work Tang Resonating and Chinese percussion concerto White etc.

Other compositions by Ng include music for dance drama spectaculars L'Amour immortel, Lady White of West Snake and Di Zi Gui; music for the concert ‘Herbal, Vocal or Motional’, a crossover collaboration between Yat Po Singers and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra; and Yat Po Singers’ productions Requiem HKPica Pica ChooseThis Victoria Has No Secret, and Sing Sang Sung. Other genre types include the film score for the McDull movie, Pork of Music; choral works Before We Grow UpSinging Voices of the WorldMusic of Love and Ears in Heaven; and pop songs Under the Cherry Blossom Tree and The Way We Grew by Hins Cheung and Can’t Get Happy by Eason Chan.

Photo: Charlotte Lam