WANG Chenwei 王辰威

Composer and Audio Engineer

Introduction

Wwangchenwei_vienna_3x4.jpgANG Chenwei 王辰威 is Composer-in-Residence of Singapore Chinese Orchestra, adjunct faculty and composition supervisor at the National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), and council member of the Singapore Chinese Music Federation. As Head of Research and Education at The TENG Company, he is the main co-author of The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra (2019), a 624-page book on instrumentation and orchestration.

After graduating from Raffles Institution’s Gifted Education Programme with seven academic awards, Chenwei obtained his Magister Artium (five-year Master of Arts) with distinction and an Honorary Award (Würdigungspreis) from the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he studied composition and audio engineering under a scholarship from the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

At the age of 17, Chenwei composed The Sisters’ Islands, a symphonic poem which won the Singapore Composer Award at the 2006 Singapore International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition. This piece has been widely performed and recorded in various arrangements, most notably at Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural National Day concert in 2018.

Chenwei has received composition commissions by numerous organisations including the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra and the Ministry of Education of Singapore. He was commissioned by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to compose four set pieces for the National Piano and Violin Competition 2019. Three of his compositions were commissioned as set pieces for the Singapore Youth Festival. His works have also been subjects of academic theses authored by three Taiwanese professors.

Chenwei’s efforts in composing, conducting, playing 12 musical instruments and writing in 12 languages was featured in Extraordinary People, a half-hour documentary broadcast on Singapore television on 12 May 2009. For his contributions to the music scene, Chenwei was conferred the Young Outstanding Singaporeans Award in 2011.

王辰威现任新加坡华乐团驻团作曲家、新加坡南洋理工大学国立教育学院兼职作曲讲师、新加坡华乐总会理事会成员,也是鼟乐团研究教育部主任,主笔 2019 年出版的 624 页英文书《鼟华乐配器指南》。

王辰威毕业于莱佛士书院高才班,在校期间七次获学业奖。2009 年获新加坡政府奖学金,赴维也纳“国立音乐与表演艺术大学”修读为期五年的作曲与音频工程硕士学位,毕业时获颁大学荣誉奖。

王辰威 17 岁创作的交响诗《姐妹岛》获 2006 年新加坡国际华乐作曲大赛“新加坡作曲家奖”,随后由多个中西乐团演奏并录成光碟,也在 2018 年新加坡交响乐团的国庆音乐会上呈现。

新加坡教育部、新加坡华乐团、台北市立国乐团等机构常委约王辰威作曲;2019 年新加坡交响乐团委约王辰威创作了新加坡全国钢琴与小提琴比赛四首指定曲。其华乐作品曾三度作为新加坡青年节的指定曲目,也成为三位台湾教授学术论文的研究专题。

2009 年电视纪录片《星期二特写·不平凡的人》介绍其作曲、指挥、演奏 12 种乐器并书写 12 种文字。王辰威于 2011 年获颁国际青年商会新加坡杰出青年奖。

“WANG Chenwei” in various scripts:
Chinese – 王辰威
Cyrillic – Уанг Чэн-Уэй
Greek – Ουάνγκ Τσεν-Ουέι
Arabic – وانغ تشان واي
Hebrew – וואנג צ’ן וויי
Hindi – वांग छणवय
Sanskrit – वंग् छण्वेय्
Bengali – উয়াং ছেণ উয়
Tamil – வாங்ச்சன்வெய்
Thai – หว้งเฉินเว่ย

Contact: wangchenwei[at]hotmail.com

4 comments on “Introduction

  1. George Kokkinaris
    2014/01/16

    Hello I listened to a contrabass trio for a song you arranged
    Is it possible to find the scores?
    Keep the good job
    Thanks

  2. Martino
    2014/10/01

    Dear Wang,

    my name is Martino and I’m a composer and saxophonist. I was researching into music for Bass flute and found your Qi 氣 for Bass Flute and Percussion.
    I truly love it and would like to ask you if you have it published for me to buy it as I would like to analyse the instrument itself and I think this score is really well worth studying.

    My email is martino@scovacricchi.net in case you can get back to me.

    Wish you all the best,

    Martino

  3. Quek SweePoh
    2020/05/08

    Hi Mr ChengWei
    I have listen so many times to 笛掾 (dizi afinity). By far the best composition i have listen. may i know if there is if could get the flute and dizi music sheet that i can use to pratice as playalong. I hope one day there would be a EP in studio recording I would like to buy it.

    • wangchenwei
      2020/05/08

      Thanks for your kind words! I have sent you an email.

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