Anson Wong Ying-shun
Anson Wong was born in Hong Kong, his music journey starts at the age of four. He graduated from Diocesan Boys’ School and had been a junior student at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) since nine, majoring in piano, bassoon and composition. He is now a bachelor degree piano student at the HKAPA, studying with Prof. Gabriel Kwok.
He has won numerous prizes in the annual Hong Kong School Music Festivals, Silver prize of 17th Chopin International Piano Competition in Tokyo, the Gold Prize Award and two additional special jury prizes in the Ishikawa International Piano Competition held in Kanazawa, Japan. He was invited to perform in the 6th Shenzhen Piano Music Festival in 2018, alongside other awarded students from Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Taiwan and Shenzhen. He had also participated in masterclasses by Professors Robert Levin, Gottlieb Wallisch, Arnulf von Arnim and Andreas Frölich in the Salzburg Mozarteum International Summer Academy.
Apart from being an able pianist, he is also an accomplished composer. He has studied composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since 2013 with Ms. Poly Ng. In 2017, he won the first prize of the 69th Hong Kong School Music Festival Open class Composition Category with the piece ‘The 5 Elements’. In 2018, he was awarded the Gold standard composition winner in the notation category of the TI:ME Electronic Music Composition Contest in the United States with his composition ‘D’Urban’. He had also presented his original compositions ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Pearl of Orient’ at the 2012 and 2013 Yamaha Asia Pacific Junior Original Concert respectively held in Malaysia and Hong Kong, each with favourable reviews. His abilities in composition is also showcased in his participation in the 2010, 2014 and 2016 Yamaha Asia Pacific Electone Festival held in Taiwan, Malaysia and Macau respectively, in which he composed and performed his compositions himself. In the 2016 season, he was awarded the Grand Prix of the Senior Section, championing in improvisation, performance and composition.