Jia Ning Ng


From the imposing opening solo piano passage through the technical middle sections, Ng played with an admirable blend of sensitivity and musical understanding” – Life! From The Straits Times

“Ng was clearly alive to all the nuances of Schubert’s famously illustrative accompaniments, whether turning the great Steinway into a gently plucked lute or rippling seamlessly as the flowers swayed in the breeze – Daily Info, Oxford Lieder Festival: A Schubertiade

Singaporean pianist Jia Ning Ng has graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she attained her Artist Diploma, Masters in Music (Piano Performance) and Bachelors of Music (Piano Performance) with First Class Honours. Throughout her studies, she is deeply grateful to have been a scholarship recipient of the Inches Carr Trust Fund, John Mather Trust Fund Award and the Craxton Memorial Trust Awardee. At the RCS, she was under the tutelage of Aaron Shorr, Petras Geniuses, Graeme McNaught and Jonathan Plowright.

As a soloist, Jia Ning graduated top of her class in 2022 with her final public recital and was awarded the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Performance Prize for Keyboard as well as First prize of Governor’s Recital Prize for Keyboard. She is also an award winning pianist during her time at the RCS and has gone on to clinch the First Prize at the RCS Concerto Competition where she gave her debut concerto performance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and was thereafter awarded the Philip Halstead Prize for Piano for the best public performance of a piano concerto. Other solo successes include – 1st prize for the Walcer Recital Solo Prize, 1st prize at the Jock Holden Memorial Mozart Concerto Prize, 1st Prize at the RCS Concerto Competition, Gold Award at the Amadeus International Music Awards, and 2nd Prize at the Lamond Prize for rare piano works.

Jia Ning is also an active chamber musician and collaborative pianist. She is particularly drawn to the world of Lieder, and was selected as an Oxford Lieder Young Artist and Leeds Lieder Young Artist Season 2022/2023. Together with her duo partner Karla Grant, they have won 2nd prize in the Triomphe de l’Art Lied duo Competition in Brussels, 1st Prize in RCS Governor’s Recital Prize for Singing, 2nd Prize in Elgar Spedding Lieder Memorial Prize where she was awarded the accompanist prize. As a duo, they have also performed regularly across the UK in Leeds, Birmingham, Oxford, London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. She was also on the Live Music Now scheme with her duo Celtic Pacific and have performed at the Scottish Arts Club and the National Galleries of Scotland. As a chamber musician, Jia Ning collaborated with Resol String Quartet in giving a series of concerts across Scotland playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.466 and Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto; and together with violinist Paul Docherty, they were last year’s 1st prize winners of the Dunbar Gerber Prize for Chamber Music.

Jia Ning is currently working in Glasgow as a staff accompanist at the RCS and is freelancing as a solo and collaborative pianist. In her free time, she enjoys working with special needs children in care homes as well as make bubble tea in a bubble tea shop!

Updated 26/09/2023

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