WANG Chenwei 王辰威

Composer and Audio Engineer

Introduction

 

 

Wwangchenwei_vienna_3x4.jpgANG Chenwei 王辰威 is Head of Research and Education at The TENG Company and adjunct faculty and composition supervisor at the National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). 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. During his studies, he recorded and performed in the Vienna Musikverein Golden Hall.

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. 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.

王辰威现任鼟乐团 (The TENG Company) 研究教育部主任,主笔624页英文书《鼟华乐配器指南》,也是新加坡南洋理工大学国立教育学院作曲讲师,曾于2011年获颁新加坡国家杰出青年奖。

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响工程硕士学位,毕业时获颁大学荣誉奖。留学期间曾在维也纳金色大厅参与录音及演奏。

王辰威17岁创作的交响诗《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经常委约王辰威作曲。其乐曲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。此外,新加坡中英文媒体也曾多次报导王辰威。

“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 – वांग छणवय
Sanskrit – वंग् छण्वेय्
Bengali – উয়াং ছেণ উয়
Tamil – வாங்ச்சன்வெய்
Thai – หว้งเฉินเว่ย

Contact: wangchenwei[at]hotmail.com

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2 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

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