Wilson Ng, laureate of 2018 Competition

Wilson Ng studied the Flute from the age of 11. He received his Master of Arts in Conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland. He is currently enrolled at the Advanced Professional Training for Conductors programme at the Berlin University of the Arts.
He was a Conducting Fellow at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Aspen Music Festival in the USA where he studied with Robert Spano, Michael Stern, Markus Stenz, Jun Märkl, Larry Rachleff, Hugh Wolff, Mark Stringer, Patrick Summers and Andris Poga. He participated in the international masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, David Zinman and John Nelson, by whom he was selected as Assistant Conductor for the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the GuangZhou Symphony, the Aspen Chamber Symphony and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg (on a Warner recording of Berlioz’s opera Les Troyens).
He won the James Conlon Conductor Prize at the 2016 Aspen Music Festival and was Second Prize winner at the 2017 Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition in Frankfurt (Germany).
Wilson is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Gustav Mahler Orchestra in Hong-Kong.
He has worked with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Recently he won the Associate Conductor position at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea).
For his contributions to the development of arts and culture, Wilson has received a Certificate of Commendation from the Hong Kong Secretary for Home Affairs and the Young Artist Award from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.