Ting Yuen holds degrees from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Universität der Künste Berlin (University of Arts Berlin). His principal teachers were Ms. Angel Cheung, Mr. Kam Shui and Professor Eckart Hübner. During his studies, Ting Yuen was a recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship Scheme and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. Ting Yuen has been principal bassoon of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra since 2017 and has toured with the orchestra playing in world-renowned festivals such as the Luzerne Festival, the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh Festival, the Ravinia Festival, etc. In 2019, he was the guest principal bassoon in the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover’s China tour and received critical acclaim. Ting Yuen teaches at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

As a soloist, Ting Yuen has performed concertos by Hummel, Jacob, Mozart, Vanhal, Vivaldi and Weber with different orchestras, including the Camerata Salzburg and the Gustav Mahler Orchestra Hong Kong, among others.

Ting Yuen is an active chamber musician He is a core member of the NOVA Ensemble. Ting Yuen is equally passionate on playing the baroque bassoon and works closely with the Cammer Musicus.

Ting Yuen’s festival appearances include the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and School, the Asian Youth Orchestra, the Asian Double Reed Association conference and the International Double Reed Society conference. He also took part in masterclasses by international renowned artists such as Martin Gatt, Gustavo Núñez, Ole Kristian Dahl and Nancy Goeres.

In addition to performing, Ting Yuen is also keen on promoting the bassoon to the community. He is the chairman of The Bassoonion, Hong Kong.