Our Band

Our Founder:Richard Ng

richard_ngDuring 1968 to 1973 Richard Ng was a trumpet player in Singapore Chung Cheng High School Brass Band. The band conductor was Jian Jiping. Each year’s Youth Festival the school took part in the national high school brass band competition. The late Prime Minister Lee Kwang Yew had inspected the school band’s team several times. His eldest son, Lee Hsian Long, was a claret player in the school band and also a head of the band at the Catholic High School. Richard also took part in River Chinese Arts in off campus。 After graduating from high school, he joined the compulsory two and a half years national service and was sent to Southern Taiwan HengChun once in the first 1975 and second in 1981 during reservist to participate the starlight military exercises. At the beginning of 75, he had been recruited into the Military Chinese Orchestra and began to play Chinese Viola. In 1995, Lee Hsian Long (Now Deputy Prime Minister) called for the establishment of a professional Singapore Chinese Orchestra after the dissolution of the Military Chinese Orchestra. The Government allocated $5 million as a foundation fund from the outset. Singapore Chinese Orchestra is now one of the world’s most professional Chinese Orchestra. Http://sco.com.sg After the 90’s, where the global alumni gathering in Singapore, Xie Wansen, the president of Singapore will invite few of us, NTU alumni music players, to provide some of the music program. After migrate to Australia and get acquainted with a few music interested friends to set up a River Chinese Band to spread the culture of Chinese music, nurturing students in the cradle of art, a music base and sharing music rhythms as in heaven!

Music Director


Mr. Fu graduated from the famous Xinyang of Henan Teachers Training University in China, specializing in the Chinese language and literature and with a minor subject in music theory. For a long time, he served as an artistic director of the Xinyang Teacher Training University, Students Art Ensemble, Beijing Opera Ensemble performer of jinghu and violin, Textile Dancing Ensemble dulcimer performer cum orchestra conductor, music director for life Veteran Art Ensemble, Shanghai QingYang Chinese stringed orchestra and the China Hangzhou Qiantang Chinese orchestra mainly playing the erhu.He played the second part of the erhu and also a music arranger.

Mr. Fu has an outstanding musical talent and ability to teach in a different number of music areas, arranger of orchestration, rehearsal conductor, music training, opera accompaniment, fusion and high attainments of Chinese and Western music, he is also able to play the violin, dulcimer, accordion and other instruments.


Sound of River Public Fund – Committee Members

Prof. Tan Ting Yuan 陈定远教授 (基金主席)Chairman
Prof. Ang Guo Ping 洪国平教授 (总编辑)Chief Editor
Richard Ng 吴晋伐 (財務兼秘书)Secretary
John Pierre (律师顾问) Legal Consultant
Y Y Wong William (审计)Audit
Anthony Fung   (网络业务管理) Website-Event Management

 Music Band Members

Liu Juan Li Program Hoster  Yu Hong Zhou-erhu, violin Fred Weng erhu Rita Lui Guzheng,Violin
Steven Kwan –(special guest) JiaQi Wang erhu Tri Tan erhu Nicole Liu Keyboard, Bamboo Flute
Kim Tai Bamboo Flute Yuan Bo erhu MingXia Qiu Ruan Lucy Wang Keyboard
Yitian Sun Bamboo Flute HongMei Yu erhu Doreen Pun Ruan DaGong Cao Cello
Hui Xian Qi Goupipe Sofia Yao erhu Sam Ang Concert in charge RunLin Fu Ducimer, erhu
ShuMing Mao Erhu XiaoMei Wang Pipa YinKing Wong Percussion Zhiqiao Fang violin, Octagon
ZhenXin Wu erhu, Gaohu YinKing Wong Percussion Helen Liu Guzheng Richard Ng erhu, zhonghu
XiaoYan Li Violin Lucia Yu Guzheng
Jia Yan Pang Dulcimer Wei Ren Xiang Violin
Ning Jing Wang Ruan Ah Ling Ruan
Li Meng Ruan Gui Ying Zhao Erhu