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Jack Wong - Piano

Biography

Born in Hong Kong, Jack began his piano studies at the age of five and violin studies at the age of eight. After his sixth form studies at Harrow School, he graduated at Royal Academy of Music with a first class honours degree, studying violin with Levon Chillingirian and Rodney Friend. He is currently on the Guildhall Artist Masters programe at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for Opera Studies (Repetiteur) as a scholar of the Leverhulme Trust.

He founded Hornton Chamber Orchestra in early January 2015 and has appeared as conductor as well as soloist on piano and violin. Jack is also an active chamber musician as has performed also in the fundraising series of HCO. Jack is the Music Director for Julian Light Operatic Society and Conductor at Opera Integra.

Notable prize for conducting include Third Prize winner of the International Concerto Competition – Debut at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall Conducting Category 2016. Jack was the Third Prize winner at the Pancho Vladigerov International Violin Competition held in Bulgaria in 2013. Jack has also taken part in the Verbier Festival as one of the four young conductors in the Conducting Mentorship Program, where he assisted Valery Gergiev, Andras Schiff, Pinchas Zukerman and Stainislav Kochanovsky. Jack took part in the International Chipping Campden International Music Festival, LSO String Academy, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra Academy in Germany. Jack served as concertmaster and Principal Second Violin and Concertmaster of the Asian Youth Orchestra, which gave performance tours around Asia.

Jack is supported by the Robert Anderson Research Charitable Trust for his studies in London, at which he is the resident music scholar at the Hornton Street house, and he founded the Hornton Chamber Orchestra naming after the house. Jack is also very grateful for the support of the Talent Unlimited for his studies.

updated April 2019