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Kelvin Ng’s international solo competition began at the age of 13, when he was awarded First Runner-Up in the 2008 Association des Bassistes et Contrebassistes de France. In 2016 and 2018, he received First Prize at the Eastman School Double Bass Competition and Second Prize at the First Maggini Zhongshan International Bass Competition. He has performed with musicians from Berlin and Vienna philharmonics, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and has worked with chamber groups such as Brentano Quartet, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, the NOVA ensemble, among many others. He also performed with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra as a guest principal bass. Kelvin has worked under the batons of such world-renowned conductors as Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Peter Oundjian, Marin Alsop. In the summers, he has been awarded fellowships with Pacific Music Festival (2017 and 2019), RoundTop Festival Institute and Sarasota Music Festival. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he earned his bachelor degree in double bass performance and performer’s certificate at the Eastman School of Music, and later pursued his master degree at Yale School of Music. His major teachers include James VanDemark and Donald Palma, a founding member of the prestigious Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He was awarded the George Wellington Miles Fellowship and full scholarship from Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund in support of his education.

Kelvin Ng

Double Bass

Hong Kong, SAR