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Jerry Wong

Steinway Artist Jerry Wong has been described by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Martin Bernheimer as “eloquent…sensitivity and a finely-honed sense of style” and the Orange County Register praised him for “clean technique, forthright sound and a straight forward approach to classical textures”. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in such prestigious settings as the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, National Concert Hall of Taipei, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Opera City Hall in Tokyo, PianoForte in Chicago, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Shriver Hall in Baltimore and Weill Recital Hall in New York City. 

Mr. Wong’s recording of works by Sergei Prokofiev was released on the MSR Classics label and garnered him international praise. Additionally, he collaborated with clarinettist Dennis Nygren on the Albany label and, in the fall of 2018, commemorated the 100-year passing of Claude Debussy with the release of a solo recording titled Of Motion and Dance – Piano Music of Claude Debussy.

Sought after as an educator, Mr. Wong has presented masterclasses throughout the United States in such noted institutions as Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, Northwestern University and University of Michigan, as well as abroad in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan. From 2003-2019, he was Professor of Piano at Kent State University in Ohio, where he has also served on the faculty of the Kent Blossom Music Festival. He has presented lecture recitals to the Music Teachers National Association national conference, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Music Teachers Association of California and the West Virginia University Piano Festival.

In July of 2019, Mr. Wong relocated to Australia to join the staff at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as an Associate Professor of Piano.