Ding Yi Music Company

musician position: Musicians

Wong Wai Kit

Wong Wai Kit brought his skills on the ruan to Ding Yi Music Company in 2023. He is also a guest ruan musician with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Chinese Chamber Music Ensemble and is affiliated with the Ruanxian Association of Singapore. He began playing the zhongruan at the age of six, and was

Fred Chan Hong Wei

Fred Chan is a dedicated huqin musician and has been a musician of Ding Yi Music Company since 2014. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts (erhu) from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where he studied under the guidance of renowned erhu performer and educator, Professor Zhao Hanyang, and pursued

Chen Ning

Chen Ning joined Ding Yi Music Company as a part-time musician before transitioning to a full-time position in 2022, excited by the prospect of exploring a diverse range of musical repertoires and learning from more experienced colleagues. She started learning the erhu at the tender age of 10, under the tutelage of Xu Wenjing. Her

Low Yik Hang

Low Yik Hang has been a percussionist with Ding Yi Music Company since 2009. He also collaborates with the group A Bigger Bang Percussion under conductor Quek Ling Kiong. A versatile musician, he is skilled in Chinese and Western percussion, as well as the traditional Middle Eastern darbuka, a goblet drum. He was awarded the

Jacky Ng

Jacky Ng’s musical journey began at 13, when he learned the suona under the guidance of Singapore Chinese Orchestra musician Liu Jiang. “I was inspired to explore the suona’s potential when I was in secondary school, after hearing many expressive performances,” Ng says of the double-reed traditional instrument. “It is special to me because it’s

Soh Swee Kiat

Soh Swee Kiat was a young self-taught sheng musician while serving as the sectional leader in the Chinese orchestra of Po Chinese High School Batu Pahat in Malaysia. In 2012, he ventured to Singapore to pursue his studies at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and became the pioneering sheng major in the Diploma

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Ng Hsien Han

Dr Ng Hsien Han joined Ding Yi Music Company in 2012 as a  dizi musician, and is also the ensemble manager of Dicapella, the only dizi ensemble in Singapore. He first picked up the dizi under Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) musician Lee Heng Quey, and fell in love with the instrument’s resonant, breathy timbre. He

Tan Jie Qing

Tan Jie Qing’s sensitivity and musical camaraderie as a yangqin musician has led to frequent collaborations with ensembles and orchestras in Singapore, as well as the opportunity to perform in hallowed concert halls in Beijing, Shanghai, and Taiwan, to name a few. She became Ding Yi Music Company’s yangqin musician in 2019, drawn by how

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Yvonne Tay

An award-winning guzheng musician of Ding Yi Music Company since 2012, Yvonne Tay has extensive experience performing internationally and is a passionate educator. A recipient of the prestigious National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Undergraduate) in 2015, Tay mastered the guzheng under the tutelage of Madam Yin Qun at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Chua Yew Kok

Chua Yew Kok is a pipa musician in Ding Yi Music Company, which he co-founded in 2007. One of his most savoured memories is of the fledgling ensemble clinching the first prize at the 2008 National Chinese Music Competition. Ding Yi went on to receive top honours at the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod held