Therese Hoi Yan Ng 吳凱恩
Born in Hong Kong, Therese Ng learned percussion from an early age. As a young and passionate performer on marimba, Therese was awarded 1st Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition (2018), 1st Prize in the Australia Marimba Competition (2017), 2nd Prize in the Concerto Competition for Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (2016), and was a semi-finalist in Percussive Arts Society Italy Marimba Competition (2016). Other awards include 2nd Prize in the VCASS Outstanding Soloist Competition (2012), 1st Prize in Australian Optimum Percussion Senior-high Marimba Competition (2012), semi-finalist in The Talent Competition for 3MBS (2014), 3rd Prize in the Australian Marimba Competition (2014 and 2015); and semi-finalist in Melbourne Youth Orchestra Virtuosity Concerto Competition (2015) with honourable mention.
Therese’s recent solo highlights include her sold-out solo recital concert Take Me Home in Hong Kong, solo and duo performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in the United States, solo recital performance at inc. percussion days in Japan, Australian marimba solo and duo recitals Song and Dance (Melbourne, 2018), Marimbadreams (Perth, 2017), Marimba and Strings Concert (Melbourne, 2016) and her solo and duo debut performances at PAS Hong Kong Days of Percussion in 2017. Therese regularly performs with Perth percussionist and YouTuber Adam Tan.
Therese has a passion for new music and has premiered and contributed to countless new Australian percussion works, including works by Darrin Archer (Reflections on Zen Meditation, 2019), Steve Falk (A Long Way Home, 2018 and Errol Street, 2017), Wayne Kington (Mysterious Tide with string quartet, 2017) and Jonathan Mill (Ethereal Eye, 2016).
Therese currently holds a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) and a Bachelor of Music (Honours, 1st Class) from the University of Melbourne. She was awarded the Ronald William Caporn Prizes, the Grace Durling Encouragement Award, the Ivy May Pendelbury Scholarships, the Barbara Bishop Hewitt Scholarship and the AEH Nickson Travelling Scholarship. Therese has studied with Steve Falk (2012-2019), Peter Neville (2013-2016), Dr Lung Heung-Wing (2008-2010), Kuniko Kato (2016-2018) and Keiko Abe (2019). She continues to share her love for music as a passionate percussion educator to students across Melbourne, and is the General Manager for Marimbafest Australia.