2018 RPS Instrument Purchase Grant | Cello
Cellist Samuel Ng is currently a Scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying with Raphael Wallfisch and Hélène Dautry.
From a young age, he has won numerous prizes at competitions and festivals, and performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, as well as in Asia. Highlights include his concerto debut playing Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante and an appearance at the Vienna Musikverein in January for the Vienna Philharmonic Ball. Samuel has also participated in masterclasses with Guy Johnston, Natalie Clein, Tomasz Daroch, Jacob Shaw and Maddalena Del Gobbo. Future performances include Brahms Double Concerto with the Cavatina Orchestra, and a tour of concerts and radio broadcasts in Vienna, Munich, Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia this summer.
As a chamber player, Samuel has been mentored by members of the Allegri Quartet, Bochmann Quartet, London Haydn Quartet and Doric Quartet and has won numerous competitions with his chamber groups. He is a founding member of the Parry Trio at the RCM along with violinist Coco Inman and pianist Fionnuala Ward, which has been selected as part of the RCM Gateway, with exciting recitals planned for the coming season.
Samuel has been principal cello of numerous orchestras, working with notable conductors such as Edward Gardner and Gergely Madaras. Highlights include Mahler’s 1st Symphony, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and rehearsing with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
He is grateful for the generous support from the Royal Philharmonic Society, The Musicians’ Company, and the Raphael Sommer Music Scholarship Trust.
Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.
DID YOU KNOW?
During World War 2, when the BBCSO was evacuated to Bristol, the RPS stepped in to ensure that the 1940 Proms season would go ahead.