Pianist Sylvia Ng, received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Piano Performance highest degree summa cum laude from the University of Redlands, School of Music, United States of America, under the supervision of Professor Louanne Fuchs Long.
She has won first prizes and honors in numerous competitions such as Young Artist Competition sponsored by Music Teachers Association in California, High Desert Symphony Concert Competition, Universtiy of Redlands Concerto Competition, Redlands Bowl Competition, Rio Hondo Young Artist Competition, Cypress College Competition.
At the University of Redlands, she was the recipient of many awards and scholarships.
Academically, she was on Dean List every year and was named as Most Outstanding Student. During her graduate year, she was honored as Most Outstanding Performer by the music faculty. She was invited to membership in the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda, the highest honor that can be bestowed at collegiate level, and the national professional music sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota. In the Spring of 1992, Sylvia Ng was given scholarship to study and perform in Europe.
Sylvia Ng was a frequent recitalist and has appeared as soloist with concerto appearance in areas of Southern California, Austria and Singapore. She has been invited in a yearly series concert artist in the United States. She will be remembered for her performance with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. She has been hailed professionally by critics as "a pianist who truly charm the audience and was lauded as one very worthy of the professional concert stage in a fasten your seat belt performance.".
Sylvia Ng, a prominent piano teacher, has been giving piano lessons for over thirty five years in the Asia and the United States. She has led her students to international recognition by winning international competitions, such as Grand Virtuoso International Piano Competition, Singapore Raffles International Music Festival, London Young Musicians Competition, Singapore Golden Lion Award International Music Festival, and are believed to be one of the youngest who passed Diploma Licentiate Trinity College London with Distinction at the age of Ten, Grade 8 Practical Trinity College London at the age of Five, Grade 5 Practical Associated Board Royal School of Music with Merit at the age of Four , Grade 1 Practical Associated Board Royal School of Music with Merit and Piano Performance ABRSM Grade 3 at the age of Three, and Grade 5 Theory Associated Board Royal School of Music at the age of Five. Her students have also been accepted at renowned music school abroad as well as Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and many are now performing professionally.
Sylvia Ng now resides in Singapore.
"played the very difficult solo part with the energy needed for such a difficult work." (The Sun, US Newspaper).
"an outstanding performer with a remarkable facility. She delights audiences with the enormous power and vitality and musical sensitivities" (Professor Louanne Fuchs Long, University of Redlands).
"concentrated beauty of tone..."(Betty Trobisch, Director of Musical Sutdies, Salzburg, Austria)
"plays with intelligence, with intense feeling and with marvelous technical command." (Dr. Alexandra Pierce, composer)
"very worthy of the professional concert stage...a fasten your seat belt performance..." (Redlands Daily Facts, US News paper)
"...remain iny my memory as one of the most musical and gifted I ever taught..." ( Michalyn Palmer, Music Director, USA)
Sylvia Ng's Recorded Live Performances:
1. Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, First Movement.. Jon Robertson, conductor. Sylvia Ng, soloist, Memorial Chapel University of Redlands, California USA. Year 1993.
2. Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, Second Movement.. Jon Robertson, conductor. Sylvia Ng, soloist, Memorial Chapel University of Redlands, California USA.
3. Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, Third Movement.. Jon Robertson, conductor. Sylvia Ng, soloist, Memorial Chapel University of Redlands, California USA.
4. Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2. First Movement. Michael Taccia, conductor, Sylvia Ng, soloist. California, USA. Year 1993.
5. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. First Movement (excerpt). Yan Yin Wing, conductor, Sylvia Ng, soloist, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore. Year 2000.
6. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. Second Movement (excerpt). Yan Yin Wing, conductor, Sylvia Ng, soloist, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore
7. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. Third Movement (excerpt). Yan Yin Wing, conductor, Sylvia Ng, soloist, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore