Ng Tian Hui

The Pioneer Valley Symphony, an orchestra in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has announced as its new musical director 38-year-old Ng Tian Hui. A native from Singapore, he succeeds 23-year music director Paul Phillips who was in this position for 23 years.

Ng Tian Hui studied piano and trombone from the age of 6 or 7. A government scholarship help send him to study composition and early music at the University of Birmingham in England. He returned home to help found one of Singapore’s first contemporary music ensembles and continued composing music for orchestra and chorus, film and dance. He continued his studies at Yale School of Music. He has been music director of the Mount Holyoke College Symphony Orchestra since 2011.

He was also recently named to the resident conductor’s position at the Boston New Music Initiative, is a guest conductor with the Boston Opera Collaborative and has conducted at MetroWest Opera and has served as Artistic Director of the Victory Players Contemporary Music Ensemble as well as interim music director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Symphony Orchestra.

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