A native of Hong Kong, Apollo Wong is a conductor and operatic bass. He has sung operatic and musical roles including the Superintendent Budd and Bottom in Britten’s Albert Herring and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Frère Laurent in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Colline and Simone in Puccini’s La Bohème and Gianni Schicchi, Don Alfonso, Sarastro and Masetto in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni, Geppetto in Valtinoni’s Pinocchio, and Javert in Les Misérables, among others. Amongst his concert and oratorio repertoire, he has notably both sung the bass solos and conducted Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand”, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Faurè’s Requiem.
Educated in Los Angeles and Berlin, Wong has won first places in Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal competition and the Pasadena Opera Guild Vocal Scholarship.
Being an active conductor and educator, Wong has recently won first place at the Hong Kong Choral Conducting Competition and Asia Pacific Youth Choir Award. He is currently Music Director of The Learners Chorus and The Learners Orchestra, Chorus Master of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus, conductor of the St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Hong Kong Children’s Choir senior choirs.
He has been the chorus master for conductors such as David Atherton, Lorin Maazel, Tan Dun and Jaap van Zweden; and assistant conductor in operas Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot and Verdi’s Aida.