Why hire Irene Florence Wong?
A general keyboard player, specializing in modern piano (pop/broadway/classical), classical fortepiano, and baroque harpsichord performance on respective period instruments at period pitches.
Represent soloist, violin-piano duo, soprano-violin-cello-piano quartet, and string-continuo chamber ensemble (modern pitch).
Two-time Canadian champion, pianist Irene Florence Wong is the recipient of the Canadian Chopin Competition First Prize, Yamaha Grand Prize, and the Mississauga Arts Council's “Emerging Music Talent” Award. Appearances in Japan (New Juilliard Ensemble), Korea, China, and Taiwan (Sejong Soloists), and Sweden (Musical Seasons Quartet). NYC performances included Carnegie's Stern Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Peter J. Sharp Theater, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hungarian and Polish Consulates, Steinway Hall, and Yamaha Salon. Live broadcasts from Hungarian Television, WQXR 96.3 FM, CBC radios 1 and 2, CJRT-FM, Bravo!TV, and Rogers Cable10.
Ms. Wong has performed as soloist with members of l'Orchestre Metropolitan de Montreal, as well as the Abbotsford, Mississauga, Barrie, UWO and UBC symphonies. As the former executive director of the NYC-based ART Symphony and artistic director of the Nyack-based Soiree Virtuosi, she participated in both their world debuts as both soloist and member of the chamber ensembles. Historical performance include the Juilliard Early Music Residency hosted by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, and masterclasses with Jordi Savall and Cynthia Roberts. Along with violinist Sean Riley, the Riley-Wong duo performs regularly in Westchester County, NY.
Ms. Wong awaits graduation from Juilliard in 2010 with a double Masters in Piano and Harpsichord, a student of Seymour Lipkin and Lionel Party, respectively.
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