Charles Hon Sun Ng

Charles Hon Sun Ng

Charles Hon Sun Ng is regarded as a prominent classical saxophonist from Hong Kong. Ng received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with First Class Honours. During his undergraduate studies, he attended an exchange programme at Taipei National University of the Arts studying with saxophonist Jia-Shou Tsai. After spending two years at Musik und Künste Pivatuniversität Wien in Vienna, Ng went to Switzerland and has received the Soloist master degree at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste under the tutelage of Prof. Lars Mlekusch.

As a soloist, Charles Hon Sun Ng had worked with numerous orchestras such as the Krakov Academic Orchestra, Karlovy Varly Symphony Orchestra and the HKAPA Academy Orchestra, performing concertos by Debussy, Ibert, Tomasi and Glazunov. Various music festivals have invited him as a guest artist around Europe such as the Rauma Festivo, Vienna International Saxfest and Zürich International Saxfest. In the past, he was invited to give recitals at the Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional in Lisbon, Mahidol University and Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou. His performance can be heard on the Stockhausen Press, Linker Augentanz.

Recently, he has worked with the legendary American composer Alvin Lucier. Ng has received a work dedicated to him Flight Paths and recorded his work, Hannover, on a vinyl, which has been released in 2017.

Charles Ng is a member of the world-renowned saxophone quintet Five Sax – a professional Vienna based ensemble. He enjoys travelling, contributing new ideas to the programme and performing in different countries with the group. Besides Five Sax, he is also part of a duo with Soprano vocalist Suvi Väyrynen, as Duo Sung. Together as a duo, they have won the First Prize in the Fidelio Competition. Ng is the founding member of the Ever Present Orchestra, a unique ensemble dedicated to perform the music of legendary composer Alvin Lucier.

Dedicating himself to modern music, Ng has been working closely with composers and premiering new compositions. He believes music performance is not only an auditory experience - the visual aspect is also a substantial part of it. Charles Ng continuously explores the possibilities of extending the musical expressions through a theatrical approach, incorporating visual elements such as acting, staging and lighting. Charles Ng is the co-founder of Exodium Collective: a Hong Kong based Art organization which aims to bring artists from different disciplines together.