Chair supported by The Candide Trust.
Australian cellist Pei-Jee Ng was the 2001 Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year and won the 2008 Young Concert Artists Trust auditions in London.
In addition to the six major Australian symphony orchestras, he has performed concertos with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Oulu Symphony, Sinfonia ViVA and Estonian National Symphony, and made his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the 2011 Chichester Festivities, performing the Elgar Concerto.
As a soloist and recitalist he has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Konzerhaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Sydney Opera House and appeared in festivals including the Winchfield, Newbury Spring, Corsham, and Gower Festivals in the UK, the Sounding Jerusalem, Adelaide International Cello Festival, Steierisches Kammermusikfestival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
A committed chamber musician, Pei-Jee is cellist of the Fournier Trio, winners of the 2013 Parkhouse Award and 2nd Prize at the 2011 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition. His collaboration with pianist Chiao-Ying Chang won them the Libero Lana Prize at the 2011 Trieste International Chamber Music Competition.
Pei-Jee began cello studies with Barbara Yelland and Janis Laurs in Adelaide before moving to the UK to study extensively with Hannah Roberts and Ralph Kirshbaum in Manchester. He completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Jo Cole, Colin Carr and Sung-Won Yang, and received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Excellence.
His interests include following tennis, food safaris (the rather splendid activity of going on a tour or holiday with the prime purpose of eating different foods) and the history of violin making – he would love to make a violin one day.