Martin Ng Hon Wai

Bass / Singapore

Born in Singapore in 1977, Martin studied at the State Conservatory of Verona "Dall'Abaco". He commenced his musical studies under Joy Chen and subsequently under Rudolf Knoll and Sergio di Bari. Martin is presently studying under Maestra Chu Tai-Li.

Martin won the International Singer of the Year Award in 2002 organised by the Singapore Lyric Opera and thereafter made his debut in 2005 with the company as Prince Yamadori in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. His operatic roles include Timur in Puccini's Turandot, King Balthazar in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Ferrando Verdi's Il Trovatore, Angelotti in Puccini's Tosca, Colline in Puccini's La Boheme and Dottor Grenvil in Verdi's La Traviata which he has sung in opera houses in Italy, the UK, Ireland and Singapore.

On the concert platform, his repertory includes the Mozart's Requiem, Bach's Magnificat and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

Future engagements include Ferrando in Verdi's Il Trovatore in San Daniele del Friuli in summer 2011 and a solo recital at the Esplanade Recital Studio in April 2011.