Tenor, Voice Teacher
Heralded for his “powerfully expressive voice” (Washington Post), and “a superb singer . . . with a soaring voice in the extreme registers that could be simply described as amazing” (New York Concert Review), Stephen Ng is known as an opera, oratorio, recital, and new music performer. He has been featured as tenor soloist with Amsterdam’s De Nederlandse Opera, in the staged version of Stravinsky’s Threni, directed by renowned Peter Sellars. His portrayal of Evangelist in Bach’s Passions has received much acclaim, and he has performed as soloist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Washington Bach Consort, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and Lucerne, Tanglewood and Aspen Festivals, working with conductors such as James Levine, Nicolas McGegan, Pierre Boulez, Paul Hillier, and Daniel Reuss.
Ng has premiered two operas: Jeffrey Ching’s Before Brabant for the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Chuck Holdeman’s Young Meister Bach for the Bethlehem Bach Choir. He has also made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Argento’s To Be Sung Upon the Water. His CD Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Vanished was released by Clear Note Publications. Of this, Journal of Singing writes “Ng, a tenor with an impressively eclectic resume, is simply superb in every respect. His voice is gorgeous and distinctive.” His second CD, titled A Soft Florida Rain: Ng sings Juusela, was released in 2013.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Stephen began his vocal training at St. Paul’s College, Hong Kong as an active choir member, and graduated with First Class Honour at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Subsequently, He received his Master of Music at New England Conservatory and Doctor of Music at Indiana University. From 2002-2010 he was Associate Professor at Florida’s Stetson University, and is currently Associate Professor of Voice at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. During the summer he is also a member of the artistic faculty at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, music directing their opera productions such as La coronazione di Poppea (2014) and Die Zauberflöte (2015). Stephen has been awarded a sabbatical in Spring 2019, serving as Musician-in-Residence at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
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