Jennen Ngiau-Keng

Melbourne-born violinist and entrepreneur, Jennen Ngiau-Keng established a career as a professional violinist in his early twenties, performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2007, he founded JENNEN Shoes, specialising in the design and retail of men’s elevator shoes. Over 150,000 men stand taller with JENNEN, including politicians, actors and grooms.

In 2011, Jennen founded String Musicians Australia, a booking agency comprising Australia’s top classical musicians. String Musicians Australia has performed at over 2,000 events across the country, including weddings, corporate functions and private concerts.

In 2018, Jennen created the Melbourne Violin Competition, which attracted seventy-six competing violinists from twenty countries.

For the fourth and final stage of the competition,  fifty of Melbourne’s leading professional violinists from the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Australian String Quartet, Australian National Academy of Music, University of Melbourne and Monash University, attended and voted anonymously for their favourite performance. 

Christine Bernsted (Denmark), received the most votes and won the 2018 Melbourne Violin Competition. Edward Walton (Australia) won the Hans Reiner Storz Memorial Award and Anna Dorothea Mutterer (Germany) won the Bishop Instruments & Bows Award.

Read Clive O’Connell’s The Age write-up here

In 2020, Jennen published his first book,  Jentah’s Adventures: After A Fun Day, inspired by his three-year-old daughter, Jentah.

The story reinforces independence and good habits in children while reminding parents to be loving and present.

At the back of the book, Jennen composed a 10-minute guided meditation for parents and guardians, reminding them to find joy in each day.
MEDITATION
FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS
Do you sometimes forget how wonderful life is?
Please listen to Jennen’s 10-minute guided meditation by clicking the play button below or by downloading the free MP3 file.
'Jennen is an inspirational, patient teacher for an absolute adult beginner like me. His small step practice method is most useful and really helps when one is time constrained.'

Leanne

In 2019, Jennen and his family moved to Coffs Harbour, the town where his wife grew up.

Jennen performs regularly for Russell Crowe and his family.

This year, Jennen will tour as solo violinist with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

He continues each day to be inspired by his wife and children.

FUN FACTS
Jennen was born on 24th December 1983. He is left-handed.

In 2017, one year after his first daughter was born, Jennen closed his retail boutiques in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to spend more time with his family. The company has since operated 100% online and dispatches from its warehouse in Melbourne.

On 14th June 2015, Jennen met his wife, Tahnee, at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne.

Their first daughter, Jentah, was born a year later on 26th June 2016.

Jentah and Netahj are both combinations of their parents’ names, Jennen and Tahnee.

By coincidence, the three letters from each of their parents’ names both equal 29.

J (10) + E (5) + N (14) = 29
T (20) + A (1) + H (8) = 29
Since meeting Tahnee in 2015, they have shifted six times in five years. They are currently settled in Emerald Beach, Coffs Harbour NSW.

In 2017, the Financial Review emailed Jennen a list of questions to answer about his travel experiences. Being busy at the time and knowing that Tahnee had much more interesting experiences, Jennen asked her to answer the questions. Read about her experiences here.
Melbourne-born violinist and entrepreneur, Jennen Ngiau-Keng established a career as a professional violinist in his early twenties, performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2007, he founded JENNEN Shoes, specialising in the design and retail of men’s elevator shoes. Over 150,000 men stand taller with JENNEN, including politicians, actors and grooms.

In 2011, Jennen founded String Musicians Australia, a booking agency comprising Australia’s top classical musicians. String Musicians Australia has performed at over 2,000 events across the country, including weddings, corporate functions and private concerts.
In 2018, Jennen created the Melbourne Violin Competition, which attracted seventy-six competing violinists from twenty countries.

For the fourth and final stage of the competition, fifty of Melbourne’s leading professional violinists from the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Australian String Quartet, Australian National Academy of Music, University of Melbourne and Monash University, attended and voted anonymously for their favourite performance.

Christine Bernsted (Denmark), received the most votes and won the 2018 Melbourne Violin Competition. Edward Walton (Australia) won the Hans Reiner Storz Memorial Award and Anna Dorothea Mutterer (Germany) won the Bishop Instruments & Bows Award.

Read Clive O’Connell’s The Age write-up here.

In 2020, Jennen published his first book,  Jentah’s Adventures: After A Fun Day, inspired by his three-year-old daughter, Jentah.

The story reinforces independence and good habits in children while reminding parents to be loving and present.

At the back of the book, Jennen composed a 10-minute guided meditation for parents and guardians, reminding them to find joy in each day.

MEDITATION
FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS
Do you sometimes forget how wonderful life is?
Please listen to Jennen’s 10-minute guided meditation by clicking the play button below or by downloading the free MP3 file.

In 2019, Jennen and his family moved to Coffs Harbour, the town where his wife grew up.

Jennen performs regularly for Russell Crowe and his family.

This year, Jennen will tour as solo violinist with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

He continues each day to be inspired by his wife and children.

FUN FACTS

Jennen was born on 24th December 1983. He is left-handed.

In 2017, one year after his first daughter was born, Jennen closed his retail boutiques in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to spend more time with his family. The company has since operated 100% online and dispatches from its warehouse in Melbourne.

On 14th June 2015, Jennen met his wife, Tahnee, at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne.

Their first daughter, Jentah, was born a year later on 26th June 2016.

Jentah and Netahj are both combinations of their parents’ names, Jennen and Tahnee.

By coincidence, the three letters from each of their parents’ names both equal 29.
J (10) + E (5) + N (14) = 29
T (20) + A (1) + H (8) = 29
Since meeting Tahnee in 2015, they have shifted six times in five years. They are currently settled in Emerald Beach, Coffs Harbour NSW.

In 2017, the Financial Review emailed Jennen a list of questions to answer about his travel experiences. Being busy at the time and knowing that Tahnee had much more interesting experiences, Jennen asked her to answer the questions. Read about her experiences here.

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