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Faculty

Prof WONG, Eleanor

Senior Lecturer (Keyboard) / Artist-in-Residence (Keyboard)

Music

Prof WONG, Eleanor

Biography

Professor Eleanor Wong began her musical studies in Hong Kong with Betty Drown  and later as an Associated  Board Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Frederic Jackson  and Max  Pirani .Besides winning numerous prizes and awards, Eleanor was one the few students graduated with both the Graduate Diploma (G.R.S.M), and the Recital Diploma as well as top honours:  the Walter Macfarren Gold medal and Majorie Whyte Memorial Award for the most outstanding students.  After winning the coveted Boise Scholarship ,Eleanor studied in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter and later in New York with Artur Balsam.

Winner of silver medal at the Viotti International Competition Italy, Professor Wong broadcasted on RTHK (Hong Kong), WNYC (New York), BBC (UK), and overseas services.As a soloist   she  has  given recitals extensively in the United Kingdom (including the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London)in Hong Kong and the United States ,as a Piano Duo with her sister they have performed together in Hong Kong , in cities of  China and in the States.

Professor Wong  is  recognized as one of the foremost piano pedagogues with many of her pupils winning top prizes in international  piano competitions.  Being one of the most sought-after teachers, Professor Wong frequently hosted lectures and workshops on Piano Pedagogy and has given master-classes in China,  Korea , Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay, South Africa ,England and USA.  She is also a frequent member  of jury  in  various international piano competitions and festivals.

Presently, Professor Wong is an Artist in Residence and Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  She is also a visiting professor at the Shenzhen School of Arts and Wuhan Music Conservatory, and  an honorary professor of the Tianjin Music Conservatory.  She is  a Steinway Artist, Co-Director of the Hong Kong Summer Music, and the Chairperson of the Piano Teachers’ Association in Hong Kong and Artistic Advisor  of The Dalcroze Society  of Hong Kong.  She has served  as  Advisors for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC), Trinity Guildhall music exam (Hong Kong) .In 2008, Professor Wong was elected one of 2007 Outstanding Leaders by Singtao Daily in Hong Kong for her contributions to the musical world.In 2013 Professor Wong was awarded the Hong Kong Women of  Excellence in the Six Arts for her  work in field of. Music by the Hong Kong Federation of Women. In 2014, Professor Wong received the Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong SAR Government, recognizing her dedication and contribution to piano education and grooming of local young pianists.

 

 

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Education & Qualification+

ARAM

Royal Academy of Music London

GRSM

Royal Academy of Music

LRAM

Royal Academy of Music

ARCM

Royal College of Music, London

Postgraduate Diploma

Manhattan School Of Music. New York

Recital Diploma (Gold Medalist)

Royal Academy of Music, London

Honorary Professor

Tianjin Conservatory of Music, China

Visiting Professor

Wuhan Conservatory, Shenzhen School of Arts

Awards+

  • 2007 Outstanding Leaders of the Year (music) by Sing Tao Daily

  • 2013 Hong Kong Women of Excellence in the Six Arts (in music) by Hong  Kong Federation of Women

Professional Achievements+

Performances:
  • Extensive solo recitals in UK, including the Wigmore Hall and Purcell  Room
  • Recitals and concertos performances in Hong Kong                                   
  • Piano Duo recitals in Hong Kong, China and the US
Radio Broadcasts:   
  • BBC (UK and Overseas Services)
  • RTHK Radio Television Hong Kong
  • WNYC, New York City
Member of Jury: 
  • Hong Kong (Asia)Piano Open Piano Competition                     
  • Chopin Piano Competition in Bangkok                                      
  • 10th Beijing National Piano Competition
  • The First China National Competition for Two Pianos
  • The Hong Kong International Piano Competition
  • The International Competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz
  • The UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa
  • The China International Piano Competition in Xiamen
  • The First Korea International competition for Young Pianists
  • The Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna
Masterclasses:
  • Given masterclasses in China, Korea ,Singapore, Thailand ,Taiwan, Poland, US, South Africa, UK and Uruguay
Others:
  • Chairperson of the Piano Teachers’ Association in Hong Kong
  • Co-founder of the Hong Kong Summer Music (established in 1998)
  • Artistic Advisor of the Dalcroze Society of Hong Kong