Jennen Ngiau-Keng began piano studies at the age of 3 and violin at 6 under the Suzuki method.
From an early age, Jennen competed in local music eisteddfods and later won national and international competitions, including the Gisborne International Music Competition, Kendall National Violin Competition and the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition. His competition earnings exceeded $50,000.
Jennen studied at the Australian National Academy of Music from 2002 to 2005 under the guidance of John Harding and Alice Waten and later completed a Master of Music Studies degree at the University of Tasmania in 2008.
Since leading the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2007, he has performed over fifty concertos as soloist with orchestras in Australia and abroad and currently performs as a casual violinist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.