Canadian pianist, Eldon Ng was born in Saskatoon. He attended the Claude Watson School for the Arts (junior and senior programs in Toronto)and began his piano studies with Louise Kho, followed by a lengthy foundational period with James Tweedie.
Eldon considers Prof. Marietta Orlov his primary artistic influence, grateful for the 15-year tutelage under her.
In the summer of 1993, Eldon had his solo recital debut in Montreal. By invitation from the government of the People’s Republic of China, March of 1995, he was the youngest of three Canadian pianists selected to play in a concert tour of China. Two years later, Eldon had his orchestral debut under the baton of Boris Brott, performing excerpts from Rachmaninoff-Paganini and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has also had concerto performances under the baton of Joaquin Valdepenas, Raffi Armenian, and the late Kerry Stratton.
Eldon received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Toronto. Upon completion of his first degree, class of 2001, he was awarded two of the graduating scholarships given by the Faculty of Music—the W.O. Forsyth Memorial for excellence within the piano division and the Neil D. Graham Scholarship. Over the years, Eldon competed in competitions such as the Beethoven Bonn, Horowitz Kiev, Leeds International. He also participated in masterclass programs with notable teachers, including Sergei Babayan, Arie Vardi, the late Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling and performed at music festivals in Spain, Finland, and Germany.
Having experienced recovery from a shoulder injury through the Alexander Technique, Eldon was intrigued by the process and enrolled in a traditional three-year, full-time teacher’s certification of the technique.He has continued to pursue post-certification studies in the technique with senior Alexander teachers in England. During the recovery process, he was able to be active as a chamber musician, and worked with violist Teng Li, Dutch cellist Seitse-Jan Weijenberg, and violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, to name a few. Eldon enjoys sharing Classical music as an educator, through masterclasses and consultation coaching, as well as maintaining a small studio practice.