Wilson Ng is a prize winner at the 4th Paris Svetlanov International Conducting Competition 2018, the 8th Frankfurt Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition 2017, and the Aspen Music Festival James Conlon Conductor Prize 2016. In January 2019, he will become the first Chinese Associate Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He received his first flute lessons when he was 11, he studied flute in Paris and Lausanne, and performed as a guest solo flutist with the Lyon National Opera Ballet. Later, he specialised in conducting at the Universität der Künste Berlin and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and was a Conducting Fellow at the Pacific Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival. He gained wide acclaim from many established conductors, and gained opportunities to conduct more than 20 world-class orchestras. Wilson Ng was also selected to study in international masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, David Zinman and John Nelson, by whom he was picked as assistant conductor for several symphony orchestras, including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg on a Warner recording of Berlioz’s Opera Les Troyens with mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato. He was also the assistant conductor of Jaap van Sweden.
Gustav Mahler Orchestra
“Musicians without Borders”
GMO, founded by award-winning young conductor Wilson Ng in 2014, has become more mature in development over the years. The orchestra pioneered a new performance concept, “Musicians without Borders”, placing its musicians among the audiences, an innovation which received critical acclaim following its premiere.
In June 2017, the orchestra presented a concert titled: “A Titan Adventure with Wilson Ng & GMO”. The performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Titan conducted by Ng was recorded on CD and released. It also gained compliment from renowned music critics Leo Ou-fan who commented: “…with Wilson Ng’s emphatic yet graceful conducting gestures, he led a spirited performance of this work and stretched the capacity of the orchestra into its fullest”.