Wilson Ng

Wilson Ng

Hong Kong S.A.R., China | 34 years
Wilson Ng recently concluded his tenure as Associate Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra – appointed at age 28 as the youngest conductor in the orchestra’s history – and laureate at prestigious competitions around the world, such as the Mahler Competition in Bamberg, Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition in Frankfurt and Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Paris. Following his début with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), Wilson has led the orchestra at high-profile events including the Seoul Arts Center Orchestra Festival in 2019 and 2020, and Lotte Classic Revolution Festival 2022 where he conducted the Korean premiere of Korngold’s Symphony in F#. His success has led him to conduct other Korean orchestras such as the KBS Symphony, Korean National Symphony, Bucheon, Gyeonggi, and Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra. During the pandemic, Wilson substituted SPO Music Director Osmo Vänskä in three performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and also stood in for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Jaap van Zweden to lead the city’s largest outdoor musical event ‘Symphony Under the Stars’ and to conduct Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony in a subscription concert. Wilson has had an ongoing relationship with the HKPhil since 2018. He was invited to conduct the HKPhil at the Hong Kong Arts Festival’s 50th anniversary opening performance, and led the orchestra again for 2 performances at the 2023 festival. Other highlights of the 2023 season include leading the first public performance at the newly built Bucheon Arts Center in Korea, and revisiting the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, with which he made a recording with Mandolinist Julien Martineau, released under the French label Naïve in September. Wilson has worked with many leading European orchestras, including the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. His début with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie at the Alte Oper Frankfurt New Year’s concert with Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, was critically acclaimed by the Frankfurter Rundschau, which headlined his concert as “The Pinnacle of Ecstasy”. Born in Hong Kong, Wilson began learning the flute, which first led him to Paris and Lausanne. After his decision to specialize in conducting, he advanced his studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin and the Royal Conservatory of Scotland. He was selected for the conducting academy at the Pacific Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival.