Sze Fong Yeong, Horn
Born and raised in Malaysia, Sze Fong Yeong (*1992) took his first horn lesson at the age of 19 under the tutelage of Lin Jiang. In the following year he was admitted to study for his Bachelor degree with Chang Chou Han at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore with a full scholarship awarded. During this time, he also spent a semester on exchange at the Peabody Institute in the United States studying under Shawn Hagen. After his Bachelor degree, in 2016 he went on to pursue his Master’s degree in Belgium, studying in the horn class of Eliz Erkalp at the Royal Conservatoire de Mons. Since April 2020, he has been studying in the horn class of Saar Berger at the Trossingen Academy of Music.
As an active orchestral and chamber musician, he has appeared with Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra, Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, Neue Philharmonie München, to name a few. In July 2021 he was even invited to perform with the German Hornsound as a substitute player. All these opportunities have taken him all across Europe and Asia to prestigious concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Philharmonie Essen, De Doelen Rotterdam, Tonhalle Maag in Zurich, KKL Lucerne, the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Bozar) Brussels, the Koningin Elisabethzaal in Antwerp, the Concertgebouw in Bruges, the Esplanade Concert Hall and others. Conductors he has worked with include Philippe Herreweghe, Edo de Waart, Heinz Holliger, Frank Braley and Gábor Takács-Nagy. Besides, Sze Fong Yeong also devotes himself in contemporary music performance. He has played with Musique Nouvelles, Ensemble Sturm und Klang, and Studio MusikFabrik. Since February 2019, he became member of the Ensemble Sturm und Klang in Brussels. He could be heard in the CD ›La jeune fille à la fenêtre‹ together with the ensemble. In summer 2021, participated in Lucerne Festival Academy and made his solo debut at Wolfgang Rihm’s Composers Seminar, playing Tyson Gholston Davis’s ›Tableau VI‹ for solo horn.