NG WEI XUAN started learning the dizi during his secondary school days in Maris Stella High, under the tutelage of Heng Xiangle. A hardworking and keen learner, Wei Xuan first started performing for various school-related events and represented his school in SYF competitions. He was the dizi principal player for Maris Stella Secondary School and Nanyang Junior College Chinese Orchestra. in 2015, Wei Xuan joined the Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra and was appointed as the orchestra’s president.
A prolific performer, Wei Xuan has performed with various groups including the Toa Payoh West CC Chinese Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company and Singapore Chinese Orchestra. He has also participated in various competitions and performances both locally and overseas. In 2016, he performed for the joint concert held by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Cheng San Chinese Orchestra. In 2017, he joined the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra for their China Concert Tour, and participated in the annual Hong Kong Youth Music Camp. Wei Xuan also collaborated with local artist Boedi Widjaja for an art installation which was featured in Singapore Art Week 2018. In the same year, he was chosen as one of Nanyang Academy of Fine Art’s representatives in the music exchange programme with Central Conservatory of Music, where he attended classes under Dizi musician, Yuan Fei Fan. In 2018, he clinched the first runner up in the National Chinese Music Competition Dizi Open Category, organised by the National Arts Council and Singapore Chinese Orchestra. He is currently the Dizi principal of the NAFA Chinese Ensemble and Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra, and a member of Reverberance, a Wind Percussion ensemble consisting of top awards winning youthful local musicians. He is also the Dizi instructor for Singapore Foochow Association Chinese Orchestra and St. Andrew’s Junior College Chinese Orchestra.
Wei Xuan is currently pursuing his diploma in music performance at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, under the tutelage of Yin Zhi Yang, the dizi principal of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. In his free time, Wei Xuan likes to experiment with fusion genres.