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Ian NG

New York City-based composer

NYU resident composer which commissioned composition, Cité en l’air, premiered in 2012; Described by The New York Times as “invigorating” with “intricate rhythms”

Received ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award; First Prize, ACL Young Composers Competition (2009), won Robert Avalon International Music Composition Competition for his Grand Jeté on a Violin, which premiered in 2012 at Lincoln Center as dance piece choreographed by Marcelo Gomes, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Subsequently performed in Indianapolis, New York City Center, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv

Composed music for the NYU Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, City Contemporary Dance Company, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Fire Island Dance Festival




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The Idea of Becoming

The Idea of Becoming is a contemporary ballet created for The American Ballet Theatre JKO School. Choreographed by American Ballet Theatre dance artist Zhongjing Fang to original music by Ng, the ballet consists of fourteen young dancers and two musicians (violin and piano). 20-minute long in three movements, the piece is about these young dancers’ individual journey in becoming who they truly are as artists. The Idea of Becoming had its premiere with live music in Spring 2015 at New York City.