Kee Guan Ng
Born in 1980, Mr. Ng’s musical interest began with the popular music scene as a guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter. Mr. Ng’s vision, interest and experience in music broadened as he gained orchestral expertise from his hometown Penang Symphony before progressing to the Malaysian National Symphony as Principal Timpanist. During this time he was also a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra.
In 2000 he proudly received his ATCL Diploma for Piano. By this time, and for the next year, Mr Ng studied timpani and percussion with Paul Philbert and Gerald Novak (Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra). From here he furthered his study in Munich with Adel Shalaby for a year.
Under the tutelage of Torsten Schönfeld and Dominic Oelze (Staatsoper Berlin), Mathias Müller (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig), and Edith Salmen, Mr. Ng received both Diplom and Konzertexamen degrees for Percussion at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, where he was awarded the Horst-Rahe-Stiftung scholarship for nearly 4 years.
He won the Gasteig Soloist Competition (2002) and Hochschulwettbewerb for Duo and Trio (2006) in Germany. A series of quartet concerts (2 pianos and 2 percussion) were performed including a debut at Konzerthaus Berlin. Thereafter he focused on orchestral playing, teaching, CD recordings, solo concerts with orchestras before he joined the newly-founded Qatar Philharmonic in 2008.