Wai Yin Wong
Praised by the Gramophone Magazine for ‘ impressive… innate musicality and technical mastery’, young Steinway Artist pianist Wai Yin Wong was the recipient of a number of international awards - among many of the awards she received since she was young, she was the youngest First Prize Winner of the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in Australia, Second Prize Winner of the 17th Hilton Head International Piano Competition in USA, the youngest Gold Medal winner in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz with five special prizes.
Wong appeared in solo performances with a number of orchestras, among many of them were the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Canberra Symphony Orchestra of Australia, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, New Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Yale Philharmonia of USA, Macao Orchestra etc.
She has given recitals at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Salle Cortot of Paris, Steinway Hall of New York, Carnegie Hall of New York, Poly Theatres of China etc. She was also invited for solo recitals at the Opening of the Newport International Festival in USA, the 39th and the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festivals, the Hong Kong City Hall Virtuosi Series etc.. Her footprints of solo concerts were also in Brisbane; Canberra; Washington D.C.; Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Egypt etc. Besides giving solo recitals, she is an active chamber music performer; she is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Yale Club of Hong Kong and has performed frequently with other members.
In 2019, Wai Yin released her debut CD: Liszt’s Transcriptions from Operas by Auber and Verdi under the Naxos label.
Wai Yin completed the Artist Diploma program at the Yale School of Music. Before that, she completed her Bachelor of Music degree with First-class honors at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and Master of Music Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Her teachers include: Gabriel Kwok; Hui Ling; Boris Slutsky and Boris Berman.
Wong was the recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Lady Fung Scholarship and the Asian Cultural Council Scholarship. She was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Hong Kong Government in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the promotion of international arts and culture activities.