PhD in Ethnomusicology, University of Sheffield (UK)
Dr Samuel Wong is the Artistic Director and Pipa player of The TENG Company, as well as the founder of the Pipa Quartet. In 2009, he graduated with a PhD in Ethnomusicology, University of Sheffield (UK). Over the years, he has performed in the capacity of soloist and chamber musician in cities all over the world, including Melbourne, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Mayo, Wales and Vientiane.
The many awards he has received including the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award 2009, the JCCI Singapore Foundation Culture Award 2009, the Henry Worthington Scholarship, the Singapore Institute of Management Teaching Excellence Award 2012, and the Ngee Ann Polytechnic 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Award for Arts & Culture. He also authored ‘Impressions of a Pipa Player’ in 2013, and ‘QI: An Instrumental Guide to the Chinese Orchestra in 2005.
As an educator, he has taught at LASALLE College of the Arts, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of the Arts Singapore, and the University of Buffalo-State University of New York programme.