Boon Chong studied piano performance, chamber music and composition at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was a recipient of the Countess of Munster Trust Award and the Francis Simms Prize. He was a pupil of Frank Wibaut, Patsy Toh, Micheal Dussek and Edwin Roxburgh.
As a pianist and keen chamber musician, Boon has performed concerts across Asia and Europe, playing in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, England and Italy. He has performed in concerts for royal families, dignitaries and head of states.
In 2010, Boon was commissioned to revitalise the Negeri Sembilan State Anthem. He wrote 6 different arrangements, and was the producer for the recordings where he worked with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and over 100 singers. The recordings were launched in 2010 and are used as the official versions today.
Tunku Zain al’ Abidin, on witnessing the first playing of the newly arranged anthem wrote: “We were beyond awestruck: we were spellbound.” Abiding Times, theSun
In his capacity as performer, composer and arranger, Boon has been featured in television programmes and newspaper features. He continues to enjoy musical collaborations with professional chamber groups and musicians here and abroad.
In 2010, Boon was appointed a Companion of the Order of Loyalty (Darjah Tuanku Muhriz DTM) by DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir. He is the first musician to be conferred this royal honour.