pianist

Photo by Genevieve Kim

 

Photo by Genevieve Kim

BIOGRAPHY.

CAROL WONG enjoys a flourishing career following recent performances at Carnegie’s Zankel and Weill Halls, the Wednesday at One Series at Alice Tully Hall (New York), the Kennedy Center, the Kreeger Museum (Washington, DC), the California Center for the Arts (San Diego), the Krannert Center (Illinois), the Pro Arte Musical (Puerto Rico), the Gardner Museum (Boston) and live broadcasts on WXQR in NYC, K-Mozart in Los Angeles and on NPR's Performance Today. Highlights from the previous seasons included California's Herbst Theater (San Francisco), the Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara), the Annenberg Theater (Palm Springs), the Kravis Center (West Palm Beach) and a special performance for the U.S. Members of Congress under the auspices of Sony Music in Puerto Rico.

Ms. Wong has taught master classes at Orvieto Musica, a music festival in Italy.  She was also invited to perform and teach for an underserved community in Hilo, Hawaii. Carol was personally invited by Marilyn Horne to perform in a tour celebrating the famed mezzo-soprano’s 75th birthday.  The tour included stops in Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey.

 

Ms. Wong was awarded the Sing for Hope Grant, an organization that maintains a roster of world-class artists who donate time and talent to the humanitarian causes that inspire them.  Carol produced the concert “Songs of Words Left Unsaid”, which was hosted by renowned soprano Susan Graham and featured Metropolitan Opera performers such as soprano Susanna Philips, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, tenor Joseph Kaiser and baritone Luca Pisaroni.  Ms. Wong was one of only 50 people invited to the Arctic Expedition for Climate Action, sponsored by National Geographic, and made into a documentary.  Guests included President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalyn; Ted Turner; Madeline Albright; Chevy Chase; Google founder Larry Page.  Her tour also included concerts in Leipzig, Germany, Oslo, Norway, Istanbul, Turkey and in Lima, Peru.

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Ms. Wong is frequently invited to prestigious music festivals such as the Ravinia Festival where she gave the premiere Jake Heggie's "Here and Gone", the Aspen Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Banff Festival, the Cleveland Art Song Festival, the Britten-Pears Festival in England and the Beaux Arts Festival in Fontainebleau, France, where she won the Distinction Award in Piano.  A committed teacher, Carol was a senior examiner at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and taught at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Ms. Wong grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and made her concerto debut at age 11 with the Vancouver Philharmonic. She earned her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University under the tutelage of Menahem Pressler. Ms. Wong was granted her Doctor of Music Arts degree in Piano Performance at Rutgers University, and she completed the prestigious Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School.

GALLERY.

Photo by Genevieve Kim

RECENT PERFORMANCES.

Spring for Siteman 2018

 

March 17th

5pm

Since we've moved it up to March, we've dubbed our ninth annual event "Spring" for Siteman. Even a few months early, we promise an inspiring, song-filled evening – just like always!

Four acclaimed vocalists, accompanied by internationally renowned pianist Carol Wong, will perform favorite selections from popular music, Broadway and opera. 

All proceeds benefit the Siteman Cancer Center’s Discovery Fund in support of promising cancer research projects.

 

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Sing for Siteman 2017

 

June 12th

7pm

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Starcevich Piano Studio

 

Seattle, Washington

Session 1 - June 19th - July 1st

Session 2 - July 28th - September 2nd

 

Teacher

 

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University of British Columbia

Summer Vocal Workshop

July 3rd-16th, 2016

 

Faculty and Coach 

 

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Sing for Siteman 2016

St. Louis, Missouri

June 13th, 2016

 

Artistic Director and Pianist

 

Featuring:

 

Aubrey Allicock 

Jenni Bank

John Brancy

Andrew Haji

Cecilia Hall

Lauren Michelle

Marjorie Owens

So Young Park

Matthew Plenk

Roland Woods

 

 

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Calgary Performing Arts Festival

April 26th - May 4th, 2016

 

Senior Judge

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TEACHING.

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My teaching philosophy is to cultivate joy in making music.

COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol Plan

 

I am committed to providing a safe environment for students and parents.  Before entering the studio in my home for their first class or session, clients will be required to sign a Studio Safety Protocol Plan. 


All students will be required to wash their hands using the Automatic soap dispenser and the temperature will be taken by the Nogun Non invasive temperature reader. The studio will also be sanitized after every lesson. Lessons over Zoom are also an available option.

Sophia (age 5) and Skylar (age 6) in their first year of piano lessons following Covid protocols

Melissa (age 10) was chosen to perform

Beethoven Concerto #1 in Italy

I strive to achieve the highest artistic performance from a student no matter the age.  Every student in my studio loves to play the piano.  The program is fully customizable to meet each student's needs and goals. 
 

Beginners will learn ear training, sight reading, technique and theory and may use the Kelly Kirby Method.  The lesson is active, engaging, and fun!  Graduation certificates will be awarded to students who complete the program.  .

Preparation for college auditions is also offered. I've successfully taught students who have been accepted to prestigious universities and conservatories such as Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School.


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

As an “Official Steinway Educational Partner,” I offer students the unique opportunity to perform at Steinway Hall in New York City. This is a great opportunity to perform on a Steinway Concert Grand (model D) in the legendary performance venue with amazing acoustics. The participants are awarded a certificate from Steinway & Sons.

Exam preparation is available for The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). As a senior examiner for over a decade, my previous students have achieved First Class Honours and the Gold Medal Prize of performing at Carnegie Hall.

CONNECT.

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