MAV and Music Victoria are honoured to announce Wang Zheng-Ting as the winner of the MAV Diasporas award. Wang Zheng-Ting is a world-renowned composer and master performer of the sheng (Chinese mouth organ) and together with jazz trio, Origami have won for their recent collaboration ‘Wu-Xing – The Five Elements.
The Diaspora’s award seeks to recognise the achievements and valued contributions of diverse artists across the music industry and Ting is no exception. As a world-renowned musician, musical director, lecturer, author and ethnomusicologist, Ting is internationally recognised as a leading authority in his field and has moved audiences across the world with the sheng. Stunning stages across the world including New York’s Lincoln Center; Melbourne Recital Centre; Schweizeriusche Musikforschende Gesellschaft, Ortsgruppe, Zurich; Victoria University in Wellington; Hoch Schule Fur Music Koln, in Wuppertal, Germany; Mahasarakham University; and in Thailand. Ting has gained outstanding achievements for his work and holds position as the director of the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble and a Melbourne Festival Ambassador.
As a true master of his craft, it is with great honour to recognise Wang Zheng-Ting as the 2023 Music Victoria recipitent of the MAV Diaspora Award.
Composer and master performer of the sheng
Wang Zheng-Ting is a highly accomplished composer and master performer of the sheng (Chinese mouth organ) Graduating from Shanghai Music Conservatory and completed a MA in Ethnomusicology at Monash University and a PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne. He coordinated Chinese Instrumental Music course at the University of Melbourne and has been invited as a visiting scholar to the City University of New York, guest Professor at Xiamen University, Research Fellow at the Sichuan Conservatory of music. He is also the director of the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble.