Lau Wen Rong
Prizewinner of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Solo Competition in 2013, Lau Wen Rong is currently pursuing his Master's Degree with Raymond Mase at the Juilliard School under the Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship. In 2016, Wen Rong achieved his childhood dream by winning the section trumpet position with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Wen Rong received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore, where he was awarded a full merit scholarship. His competition successes include 2nd place at the Pan-Asian soloist competition at Brass Explosion 2012, finalist for the Singapore Ensemble Competition 2011 (Brass Polish), 2nd place in the prestigious Norman Cooper Chamber Music Competition held in Aberdeen (Brass Polish), and 1st place at the Singapore International Band Festival (Orchestra Collective).
Wen Rong has appeared with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra. He has also participated in music festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival (PMF) and was selected as a Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival in 2015. As an active chamber musician, he has performed with award-winning brass ensemble, Brass Polish (Singapore) and various other brass quintets in Singapore, taking part in outreach activities and bringing the joy of music to the public.
Wen Rong is a recipient of the 2015 RI-Darrell Ang Young Musicians’ Foundation Scholarship, Trailblazer Foundation Study Grant and National Arts Council Capability Development Grant. Wen Rong has studied with Jon Dante, Mark Gould, Joe Burgstaller, William Theis and Tay Jiun Ngiap. Wen Rong is a Yamaha Young Artist.