Kenny Ooi



A native of Penang, Kenny Ooi is a social entrepreneur, active musician and producer in Asia. He has performed with various orchestras, chamber groups and masterclasses in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and many others. He founded the inaugural Penang International Brass Festival in 2019, and subsequently, The Rondo Production, with the aim to develop Malaysia into a country which provides top-notch quality of music education and performance. His passion and effort have led to this recent achievement as one of the top 20 social enterprises in Australia & ASEAN, recognised by the Australian-ASEAN Council by the Australian Government. In the same year, he was selected as one of the 30 Young Music Leaders by the Southeast Asia Directors of Music (SEADOM). In 2021, he was nominated as one of the Asia Youth Leadership Award by the ASEAN Youth Advocates Network. He has also appeared as a substitute musician with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a scholar at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, under the tutelage of Jon Dante and Lau Wen Rong from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.



In 2019, he has been selected as one of the two representatives from Malaysia to perform with the Asian Youth Orchestra in a concert tour across 11 cities in Asia.