New Zealand cellist Daniel Ng is currently learning from Edith Salzmann at the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music. Prior to this he was studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Auckland, with hopes to study Acoustic Design. Daniel’s passion for chamber music and orchestral playing led him back to music with the opportunities he found in Auckland.
Daniel has received extensive chamber music coaching from James Tennant and Dr Lara Hall in both piano trio and string quartet. His trio were national semi-finalists in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest. He was a recipient of the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music Scholarship and had the privilege of playing Dvorak’s String Sextet with the inspirational Charles Castleman at the International Akaroa Music Festival.
Daniel has played in various ensembles across Australasia. He has served as the Principal Cellist of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra, University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra, Wairua Sinfonietta and Auckland Youth Orchestra (including their 2018 European Tour). He has been a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra National Youth Orchestra. Through these Daniel has enjoyed the opportunity to work with renowned musicians, including Sir James MacMillan, Holly Mathieson, Clio Gould and Jonathan Morton. Daniel has performed as a soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.