Ng Cheuk-yin is a renowned composer, sheng performer and a cappella singer in Hong Kong. His music flows seamlessly through the East and West, past and present while melting down borders between genres, representing the special culture of Hong Kong.
Yin is Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s first Artist Associate, the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s first resident composer, music director of the fusion group SIU2 and the co-artistic director of the a cappella theatre company Yat Po Singers. He is also the founder of the music label Flower Music and the publishing company for Hong Kong Composers – Apple Tree Music. After receiving a post-graduate degree from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he went on to study Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo and Jazz Music at Codarts in the Netherlands.
Yin is the artistic director of Yat Po Singers, Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s first Artist Associate and music director of the fusion band SIU2. After receiving a post-graduate degree from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he went on to study Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo and Jazz Music at Codarts in the Netherlands.
In 2012, Yin received Award for Best Artist from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2009 and 2013, Yin received the Best Serious Composition in CASH Golden Sail Music Awards by the theatrical choral concert Rock Hard and double sheng concerto Before the City Collapses respectively. In the following year, his choral work Singing Voices of the World was awarded twice the CASH Golden Sail Most Performed Works Award 2014 & 2019 (Serious Music).
Yin’s works for Yat Po Singers include Rock Hard, Sing Sang Sung, Requiem HK, Herbal, Vocal or Motional (Yat Po Singers x Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra), Pica Pica Choose and This Victoria Has No Secrets.
Yin’s orchestral works include sheng concerto for Chinese orchestra The Seventh Month, drumset concerto Fly, Chinese orchestral work Tang Resonating and Chinese percussion concerto White etc. Other compositions by Ng include music for dance drama spectaculars L’Amour immortel, Lady White of West Snake and Di Zi Gui; film score for the McDull movie Pork of Music; choral works Before We Grow Up, Singing Voices of the World, Music of Love and Ears in Heaven; and pop songs Under the Cherry Blossom Tree and The Way We Grew by Hins Cheung and Can’t Get Happy by Eason Chan.