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Composer and Audio Engineer WANG Chenwei

Introduction

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.

wangchenwei profile with piano

Contact: wangchenwei[at]hotmail.com

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.

王辰威,1988年生,新加坡鼟乐团研究部主任,新加坡词曲版权协会、新加坡作曲家协会、德国音响工程师协会、国际音响工程协会会员。

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;留学期间在维也纳金色大厅演奏过中阮,并担任过实习录音师。

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。

辰威曾4度应新加坡教育部委约作曲,包括2011和2016年青年节(SYF)比赛指定曲《扬帆》和《天》。2009及2012年,其交响乐作品在新加坡总统出席的慈善音乐会上演;2010年获颁新加坡爱乐管乐团的西洋管乐创作奖;2011年获颁新加坡杰出青年奖。

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

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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