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Congratulations to Wang Zheng-Ting, winner of Music Victoria’s MAV Diasporas award

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.