Silver medalist and audience prize winner of the 6th Sendai International Competition in Japan, Taiwanese American pianist Evan Wong 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 House in South Korea, Flagey Studio 4 in Belgium, Richard Jakoby Saal in Hannover, Germany and the Music Centre in Helsinki.
" With a transparent and beautiful tone, his multi faceted talent is displayed
through his thoughtful interpretation"
- Chopin Magazine Japan
"Served by very solid technique and constant inspiration,
imbued with simplicity and humility"
- La Libre Belgique
He released his first solo album under the Acousence Label in Germany in 2020 and has also recorded for the MPR (Minnesota, USA), WFMT (Chicago, USA), KBS (South Korea), Shanghai Classical 94.7 (China), and the Taipei Classical, Radio Taiwan International, National Education, Bravo 91.3 and Voice of Han (Taiwan) stations.
Mr. Wong has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Sendai Philharmonic, New Sendai Philharmonic, Saga Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, World Civic Orchestra, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes de México, Southern Illinois Festival Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and the NEC Philharmonia Orchestra and conductors Pascal Verrot, Julian Kuerti, Victor Yampolsky, Daniela Candillari, Paul Meyer, Yuri Nitta, Edward Benyas, Seitaro Ishikawa, Kuokman Lio, Tung-Chieh Chuang, Gernot Schmalfuss 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 Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany (Konzertexamen), 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.
Currently, Mr. Wong is distinguished professor at Harbin Conservatory of Music in China and also serves on the faculty at the University of Taipei and Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan.
Photo Credits: 陳向詠 Sixpence Photography, Arthur Moeller
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