Samuel Ng (cello): The Musicians Company #MiddayMusic

Samuel Ng joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after being awarded our #RoyalCollegeofMusic Lambert Scholarship in 2018. Here he performs pieces by Penderecki and Bach. "I have chosen these two movements to perform today as they demonstrate to a very accurate degree how the world has felt coping with this pandemic – frustration, darkness and volatility. Earlier this year in March, the world lost one of it’s most prolific Polish composers, Krzysztof Penderecki, and I would like to dedicate this wondering and turbulent movement to him. This is followed by the Prelude from Bach’s fifth suite, a French overture with a dark slow opening followed by a fugue with a persistent theme that comes back throughout. What both these pieces have in common are their endings of a Tierce de Picardie, which for me symbolises hope after darkness, something that I hope is relatable during this time." Samuel Ng is a cellist currently studying at the #RoyalCollegeofMusic with Hélène Dautry and Sarah McMahon as an RCM Scholar supported by a Musicians' Company Lambert Scholarship as well as having received the Raphael Sommer Music Scholarship Trust Award. From a young age, Samuel has been a prizewinner, and performance highlights include his concerto debut playing Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante and an appearance at the Vienna Musikverein at the age of 19, performing for the Vienna Philharmonic Ball. Samuel has also participated in masterclasses with Ivan Monighetti, Zakhar Bron, Guy Johnston, Natalie Clein, Tomasz Daroch, Jacob Shaw and Maddalena Del Gobbo. Regularly collaborating as a chamber musician, Samuel has performed alongside Zakhar Bron, Jacob Shaw, Andrea Lieberknecht and Dag Jensen and his chamber career has brought him on tours to Spain, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, Serbia as well as radio broadcasts. Interested in historically informed performance, Samuel has been awarded the Emerging Artist Chair with the baroque ensemble La Serenissima. His historically informed period work has seen him work with The Hanover Band and Ensemble OrQuesta and The Consone Quartet. -------------------------------------------------- Musicians' Company Profile - About our Lambert Scholarships - -------------------------------------------------- Join our weekly #MiddayMusic e-news at #MiddayMusic is supported by generous donations from the public, along with funds from the Musicians' Company’s Prince’s Prize which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a Liveryman of the Musicians’ Company for over 50 years. Donate to support The Musicians' Company Young Artists -