Ong Wei DaYangqin
ONG WEI DA began learning the Yangqin at the age of 8 years old, and has been under the tutelage of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s Yangqin Principal Ms Qu Jian Qing since 2014. He graduated in 2022 at the National University of Singapore (NUS) studying Chemical Engineering, he is also a humble recipient of the Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship administered by NUS.
In 2014 and 2016, Wei Da clinched the 1st Prize in the National Chinese Music Competition – Yangqin Youth and Open Categories respectively. He also achieved a distinction for his Diploma in Yangqin performance conducted at the NAFA-CCOM Chinese Instrumental Examinations in 2017. With the support of the National Arts Council, he attended a 2-week training programme at the Central Conservatory of Music in April 2018 under Professor Liu Yue Ning.