Biography - Short Version (July, 2011)

Stephen Ng, tenor
Heralded for his “powerfully expressive voice” (Washington Post, May
2009), Stephen Ng is known as an opera, oratorio, recital, and new
music performer. On the operatic stage, he was featured as tenor soloist
with Amsterdam’s De Nederlandse Opera, in the staged version of
Stravinsky’s Threni, directed by renowned Peter Sellars.
As a soloist, Stephen has performed all the major works of J.S. Bach, Handel’s Messiah, as well as
major oratorios. His portrayal of Evangelist in Bach’s Passions has received much acclaim, and he has
performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, The Bach Choir of
Bethlehem, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Carmel Bach Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, and the
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Stephen’s other engagements also include performing with Festival
Internacional Cervantino (Guanajuato, Mexico), Theatre of Voices, Schönberg Ensemble (Amsterdam),
Tanglewood Music Festival, Berklee College of Music, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong
Sinfonietta, and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, working with conductors such as James
Levine, Nicolas McGegan, Paul Hillier, Reinbert de Leeuw, J. Reilly Lewis, Simon Carrington, Daniel
Reuss, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. With great interest in contemporary music, he has performed twice
at the Lucerne Festival Academy, under the direction of Pierre Boulez, including a return appearance in
2009 where he performed Sinfonia by Luciano Berio.
Clear Note Publications has released Stephen’s recording of Janáček’s The Diary of One Who
Vanished. Of this, Journal of Singing writes “Ng, with an impressively eclectic resume, is simply superb in
every respect. His voice is gorgeous and distinctive.” Born and raised in Hong Kong, Stephen received his
D.M. at Indiana University and his M.M. at Boston’s New England Conservatory. From 2002-2010 he
served as an Associate Professor of Voice at Florida’s Stetson University.
Currently he is on the voice
faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and in the summer of 2011 he will join the faculty at
the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Birklehof, Germany.
Patrece Robinson, Executive Director 1320 Trail by the Lake Deland, FL 32724-1024
386-736-0723 voice / fax
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