A native of Montreal, Edwin H. Ng (b. 1994) is a Canadian composer, pianist, and data scientist. His musical research aims at blending traditional East Asian music into a contemporary setting. As such, non-Western cultures and world music can be fully appreciated while enjoying the playfulness of contemporary musical dialogues.
His music has been performed through numerous collaborations. Edwin was the composer-in-residence for the Schulich Singers led by Jean-Sébastien Vallée. This resulted in the creation of the set of choral pieces Haiku from Tashme which won the first prize in the choral category for the 2022 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. In 2022, Edwin was among the finalists of the ROSL Composition Award, leading to a mentorship session with Freya Waley-Cohen and a workshop session with the London Sinfonietta.
Edwin H. Ng is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in composition at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Sean Ferguson. Alongside his music career, Edwin is a data scientist. In 2019, he completed his Master's degree in Mathematics/Statistics at Concordia University.
As a data scientist, Edwin hopes to conduct interdisciplinary artistic research using artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain insights into the compositional process at a higher level.