Our first performer for Episode 6 of The Talent next week is percussionist Therese Ng!
Therese Hoi Yan Ng (吳凱恩) is a Hong Kong-born percussionist and educator based in Melbourne, Australia. As a young and passionate performer on marimba, Therese was awarded 1st Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition (2018), 1st Prize in the Australia Marimba Competition (2017), 2nd Prize in the Concerto Competition for Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (2016), and many more. Therese’s recent performance highlights include duo recital Passion with pianist Chris Wong in Melbourne, her sold-out solo recital concert Take Me Home in Hong Kong and solo recital performance at inc. Percussion Days in Japan.
Therese has a passion for new music and has premiered and contributed to countless new Australian percussion works, including works by Darrin Archer (Reflections on Zen Meditation, 2019), Steve Falk (A Long Way Home, 2018 and Errol Street, 2017), Wayne Kington (Mysterious Tide with string quartet, 2017) and Jonathan Mill (Ethereal Eye, 2016).
Therese currently holds a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) and a Bachelor of Music (Honours, 1st Class) from the University of Melbourne. Therese has studied with Keiko Abe (2019), Kuniko Kato (2016-2018), Steve Falk (2012-2019), Peter Neville (2013-2016) and Dr Lung Heung-Wing (2008-2010). She continues to share her love for music as a passionate percussion educator to students across Melbourne, and is the General Manager for Marimbafest Australia.
Therese will perform:
- J.S. Bach: “Ciaccona” from Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin
- Steve Falk: Erroll Street
- Joe Hisashi: Summer
Hear Therese perform on The Talent this Tuesday, 20 April! 7pm on 103.5FM, or streaming on 3mbs.org.au.