Singaporean composer Terrence WONG Fei Yang (b. 1989) graduated with a Master of Music in Composition in 2021 from the Royal College of Music (RCM) with the aid of both the Robert Anderson Award from the RCM as well as the National Arts Council (Singapore) Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate). Apart from having studied composition with William Mival, he has also previously studied under the tutelage of Zechariah Goh Toh Chai and Kenneth Hesketh, as well as conducting with Lim Yau and Leonard Tan.
Wong has been commissioned to compose music for numerous events such as the National Piano and Violin Competition 2013, as well as notable ensembles such as The Philharmonic Winds and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In his capacity as the Composer-in-Residence at the Singapore Wind Symphony from 2015 to 2017, he aided in the creation of many new wind band works by young composers through the Young Composers Challenge and Co|Lab programmes. Wong has also worked as an assistant conductor and instrumental tutor at various school bands, as well as a part-time lecturer at the School of Music, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In addition, Wong continues to enjoy a long-term collaborative relationship with notable Singaporean conductor and educator Adrian Chiang that dates back to 2012, with the most recent project seeing the creation of 14 new pieces for wind bands created in the span of 4 months.
Wong now works full-time as a senior executive in the community engagement department of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, working with musicians to engage the community in meaningful ways through various initiatives while continuing to compose and arrange music on the side.
He believes that music composition is a lifelong yet fulfilling process of research, appreciation, creative thinking and performance, and aims to express the intricacies of life, love, loss and death through his work.