Composer and Audio Engineer
WANG 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。
“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