Composer and Audio Engineer
WANG 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.
Additionally, Chenwei served as an adjudicator for Singapore’s National Chinese Music Competition 2020 and the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2021 Guzheng ensemble category, as well as an external examiner for the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2021.
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 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。
王辰威曾出任 2020 年新加坡全国华乐比赛及2021年新加坡青年节古筝团艺术汇演评委，并于2021年出任南洋艺术学院的外聘考官。
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