A native of Montreal, Edwin H. Ng (b. 1994) is a Canadian composer, pianist, and data scientist. His musical research aims at highlighting traditional oriental music in a contemporary musical context. He is interested in manipulating the perception of sounds to create a unique musical experience while basing the musical materials on oriental folk music. As such, non-Western cultures and world music can be fully embraced while enjoying the playfulness of contemporary musical dialogues in an intelligible manner.
His music has been regularly performed at the Schulich School of Music, where he had the opportunities to collaborate with numerous artists, such as the Arête Duo. He is also the composer-in-residence for the Schulich Singers. These privileged opportunities enable him to explore the different musical medium in developing his ideas.
Edwin H. Ng is currently studying his Master's Degree in musical composition at McGill University under the supervision of Dr Sean Ferguson. He is also studying the piano under the famous Marina Mdivani. Alongside his music career, Edwin is a data scientist. In 2019, he completed his Master degree in Mathematics/Statistic at Concordia University.
As a data scientist, Edwin hopes to orient himself toward using artificial intelligence to explore what this growing field has to offer in terms of the compositional process, analysis and creativity, and to expand the use of computer-assisted techniques into refining his musical style.