Evan Wong

Biography Evan Wong

Evan Wong

Evan Wong
The Taiwanese-American pianist Evan Wong, Silver medalist and audience prize winner of the 2016 Sendai international Competition in Japan, has appeared in recitals and concerts throughout North America, Europe and Asia in venues such as Carnegie’s Weill hall and Merkin hall in New York, Jordan hall and John hancock hall in Boston, Chicago Cultural Center and Pick-Staiger hall in Chicago, Taichung Opera house and Taiwan National Concert hall in Taiwan, Kirishima Concert hall, itzumity 21 Concert hall and hitachi Systems hall in Japan, Daegu Concert hall in South Korea, Flagey Studio 4 in Belgium, Richard Jakoby Saal in Hannover, Germany and the Music Centre in helsinki.

Mr. Wong has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Sendai Philharmonic, New Sendai Philharmonic, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, World Civic Orchestra, Saga Philharmonic, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes de México, Southern illinois Festival Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony, Northwestern University Symphony and the NEC Philharmonia Orchestra and conductors Pascal Verrot, Julian Kuerti, Victor Yampolsky, Daniela Candillari, Paul Meyer, Yuri Nitta, Edward Benyas, Seitaro ishikawa and Ludwig Carrasco.

A frequent guest in several renowned festivals, Mr. Wong has performed at the Verbier, Lucerne, Ravinia, Aspen, Gilmore, Kneisel hall festivals where he has worked and collaborated with musicians such as itzak Perlman, Miriam Fried, Gary Hoffman, Midori, Mihaela Martin, Pamela Frank, Franz Helmerson, Laurence Lesser, Kim Kashkashian and members of the Cleveland, Takacs and Juilliard Quartets.

Mr. Wong holds degrees from the Hannover hochschule für Musik Drama und Medien in Germany (Solo Klasse), Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music (D.M.A), The Juilliard School (M.M) and the New England Conservatory (B.M). his teachers include Matti Raekallio, Jerome Lowenthal, Wha Kyung Byun, Boris Slutsky, Mengchieh Liu, Alan Chow, Ewa Kupiec and Rolf-Peter Wille.

A recipient of the 2013 Chi Mei Artist Award and the 2017 PACE Music Award, Mr. Wong has recorded for MPR (Minnesota, USA), WFMT (Chicago, USA), KBS (South Korea) Taipei Classical, Radio Taiwan international, National Education and the Voice of Han (Taiwan). Other accolades include first prizes from the 2017 Thaviu issak Competition and concerto competitions at New England Conservatory and Northwestern University.

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