Artist Faculty, CELLO
Ng Pei-Sian 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, Malaysian Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Oulu Symphony and Sinfonia ViVA and performed around the world in venues including Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and recently in the 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 with Qin Li-Wei at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Pei-Sian recently completed his studies under Professor Ralph Kirshbaum during which he was awarded the RNCM Gold Medal, the highest prize given by the college. The season included a performance of Tõnu Kõrvits' 'Helio, Helios' Double Cello Concerto with the Estonian National Symphony and a recital at the Mecklenburg-Vorpormmern Festival.
Pei-Sian is currently Principal Cellist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He performs on a 1764 Giovanni Antonio Marchi cello, Bologna.