Composer and Audio Engineer WANG Chenwei
WANG Chenwei (王辰威), born Nov. 1988, is Head of Research of the TENG Company (Singapore) and member of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), the Composers Society of Singapore, the Verband Deutscher Tonmeister (Association of German Audio Engineers) and the international Audio Engineering Society.After graduating from Raffles Institution’s Gifted Education Programme with 7 academic awards, Chenwei embarked on a 5-year course at the Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts, studying Composition and Audio Engineering under the Singapore Media Development Authority’s scholarship, graduating with a Master of Arts (Distinction) and receiving the University’s 2015 Honorary Award (Würdigungspreis) for outstanding graduates. He did an audio engineering internship in the Vienna Musikverein Golden Hall, where he also performed the ruan in concert.
Chenwei’s music has been performed by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) yearly since 2005. Composed at the age of 17, his piece “The Sisters’ Islands” won the Singapore Composer Award at the 2006 Singapore International Competition for Chinese Orchestra Composition and was subsequently featured on the CD albums of SCO and Taiwan Philharmonic Chinese Orchestra, as well as in two “SG50” concerts celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015.
In 2010, Chenwei’s wind orchestra composition received the Singapore Compose! prize from the Philharmonic Winds. He has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education to compose 4 pieces, including the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) set pieces “Sail” (2011) and “Sky” (2016).
His orchestral compositions were featured in charity concerts with Singapore President S.R. Nathan (2009) and President Tony Tan (2012) as the guest-of-honour. For all his contributions to the Singaporean music scene, Chenwei was conferred the “Young Outstanding Singaporeans Award” in 2011.
Chenwei has been featured on TV and several newspapers like the Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao. On 12 May 2009, a half-hour documentary “Extraordinary People” on Channel 8 presented his ability to compose, conduct, play 12 musical instruments and speak and write in 12 languages.
自2005年起，新加坡华乐团每年都公演其作品。辰威17岁创作的《姐妹岛》在2006年新加坡国际华乐作曲大赛中获“新加坡作曲家奖”，随后被新加坡华乐团和台湾爱乐民族管弦乐团录入CD专辑，也在两场新加坡建国50周年 (SG50) 音乐会上呈现。
新加坡中英文电视及报章曾多次报道辰威，如2009年第八频道《星期二特写 – 不平凡的人》介绍辰威作曲、指挥、演奏12种乐器并书写12种文字。
“WANG Chenwei” in various scripts:
Chinese – 王辰威
Cyrillic – Уанг Чэн-Уэй
Greek – Ουάνγκ Τσεν-Ουέι
Arabic – وانغ تشان واي
Hebrew – ואנג צ’ן ויי
Hindi, Sanskrit – वंग् छण्वेय्
Bengali – উয়াং ছেণ উয়
Tamil – வாங்ச்சன்வெய்
Thai – หว้งเฉินเว่ย