Vision & Mission

To be a leading and inspirational contributor to a Singaporean sound that is current, innovative, visionary and urban—guided by Asian aesthetics.

We foster exceptional Singaporean musicians and provide them with an eco-system to experiment and create original music. As an arts company, we are focused on the development of a Singaporean musical identity, while promoting Singapore as a regional centre for the development and presentation of the performing arts. Through performances, education and research, we offer both an entry point and a deeper understanding of Singaporean music to all.

The Teng Ensemble Ltd. is a not-for-profit charity registered under the Singapore Charities Act.

Our Story

In 2004, 'The TENG Ensemble' was used as a name for a pioneering ensemble group of young, like-minded and award-winning Chinese instrumentalists in the Singapore National Chinese Music Competition. The group eventually won the First Prize in the competition's Ensemble Category and impressed musicians, critics and audiences with their renditions of exceptionally challenging pieces.

Following the competition, some individuals within the ensemble collectively formed 'The TENG Company' (TENG), a company to provide for the creation and development of projects in Chinese instrumental music. Since its inception, TENG's members have continued to win international awards, accolades and acclaim. The company was also responsible for the restructure, re-training and management of the Anglo Chinese School (Barker Road) Chinese Orchestra till May 2005, leading the once ailing orchestra to a Gold award at the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging 2005. Since then, the company's members have each taught, groomed and mentored numerous award winning schools and students.

The Ensemble

The core ensemble of the company, The TENG Ensemble, is now a critically acclaimed group that bridges the traditional and contemporary with the use of technology. The ensemble’s works take inspiration from Singapore’s heritage and are presented in a way that is accessible, informational and educational, and representative of Singaporean culture and a Southeast Asian musical language.

The word 鼟 teng is an ancient Chinese script for an inconceivable sound—similar to that of a drum—and is the most complex word in the modern Chinese dictionary. The company's logo is hence the calligraphic structure of the word itself.

Board of Directors

Elaine Teo
Chairman
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Gerald Teo
Treasurer
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Daniel Seah
Board Member
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Ivan Heng
Board Member
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Dr Lee Kwok Cheong
Board Member
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Lim Yang Zheng
Board Member
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Dr Samuel Wong
Board Member
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Yang Ji Wei
Board Member
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Fundraising Subcommittee

Carrie Chen
Ivan Heng
Ng Siew Eng
Dr Tommy Tan
Yang Ji Wei

Management

Dr Samuel Wong
Artistic Director
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Yang Ji Wei
Executive Director
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Ng Siew Eng
Head of Administration
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Nancy Ong
Head of Programmes (Academy)
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Lum Yan Sing
Head of Examinations (Academy)
Wang Chenwei
Head of Research
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Chow Jun Yi
Composer-In-Residence
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Huang Peh Linde
Resident Arranger/Producer
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Teresa Fu
Senior Manager
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Lim Kwuan Boon
Manager
Pu YuHui
Manager (Academy)
Beryl Leong
Assistant Manager

Artists

Chow Jun Yi
Composer
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Gerald Teo
Cello/Gehu
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Huang Peh Linde
Sound Artist/Arranger
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Phua Ee Kia
Countertenor
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Dr Samuel Wong
Pipa
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Yang Ji Wei
Sheng
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Johnny Chia
Guzheng
Goh Xue Qi
Pipa
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Joyce Poh
Dizi
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Mabel Lim
Keyboard
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Elaine Khoo
Guitar
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Ivan Chng
Pipa
Jeremy Wong
Pipa

Community Outreach

While in the midst of providing musical and educational services, The TENG Company also recognises the importance of fulfilling its social duties and giving back to the community.

  • Children's Society
  • Association for Persons with Special Needs