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 an Institution of a Public Character (Current IPC period: 01/12/18 to 30/11/20) and an Associate Member of the National Council of Social Service.

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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Dr Daniel Seah
Treasurer
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Gerald Teo
Board Member
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Dr Lee Kwok Cheong
Board Member
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Rachel Teo
Board Member
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Dr Samuel Wong
Board Member
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Tham Chee Soon
Board Member
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Wong Su-Yen
Board Member
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Yang Ji Wei
Board Member
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Management

Dr Samuel Wong
Creative Director
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Yang Ji Wei
Executive Director
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Ng Siew Eng
General Manager
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Lum Yan Sing
Head of Examinations
Joel Nah
Head of Music
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Nancy Ong
Head of Outreach
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Xu Xin’en
Head of Production
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Wang Chenwei
Head of Research & Education
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Pu YuHui
Senior Manager Examinations & Outreach
Lim Kwuan Boon
Manager Admin & Finance
Anne Lee
Assistant Manager Production
Beryl Leong
Assistant Manager Outreach
Clarice Handoko
Assistant Manager Development & Partnerships
Samantha Lim
Assistant Manager Admin & Finance
Shawn Par
Assistant Manager Marketing & Communications
Ke Weiliang
Editor
Calista Liaw
Intern

Audit Committee

Dr Lee Kwok Cheong
Chairman
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Rachel Teo
Committee Member
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Tham Chee Soon
Committee Member
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Nominations & Remuneration Committee

Wong Su-Yen
Chairman
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Dr Daniel Seah
Committee Member
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Elaine Teo
Committee Member
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Rachel Teo
Committee Member
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Artists

Chow Jun Yi
Composer-In-Residence
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Eugene Seow
Arranger-in-Residence
Darrel Xin
Erhu
Gerald Teo
Cello/Gehu
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Jeremy Wong
Pipa
Joachim Theodore Lim
Percussion
Johnny Chia
Guzheng
Phua Ee Kia
Countertenor
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Dr Samuel Wong
Pipa
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Yang Ji Wei
Sheng
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Joyce Poh
Dizi
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Mabel Lim
Keyboard
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Cheah Xueqi
Pipa
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Jacelyn Soh
Zen Drum