Taiwanese American Pianist Evan Wong presents an all Chopin program on this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.
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, Taichung Opera House and Taiwan National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Itzumity 21 Concert Hall and Hitachi Systems Hall in Sendai, Japan, 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, Southern Illinois Festival Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony, Northwestern University Symphony and the NEC Philharmonia Orchestra and conductors Pascal Verrot, Julian Kuerti, Victor Yampolsky, Paul Meyers, Yuri Nitta, Edward Benyas, Seitaro Ishikawa and Vincent Koh.
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.
Evan holds degrees from the Hannover Hochschule fur Musik Drama und Medien in Germany (Solo Klasse), The Juilliard School (M.M) and the New England Conservatory (B.M) in the U.S, and is currently working towards his Doctorate Degree at Northwestern University under a full scholarship. 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 the MPR (Minnesota, USA), KBS (South Korea) and the Taipei Classical , Radio Taiwan International, National Education, and Voice of Han (Taiwan) stations. Other accolades include first prizes from the 2017 Thaviu Issak Competition and the concerto competitions at the New England Conservatory and Northwestern University.
Biography courtesy of IMF Chicago.