Wai Yuen Valerie WONG, is now studying at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under Professor Eleanor Wong, Artist-in-residence.
She has won numerous prizes in Hong Kong and overseas, including the 1st prize at the HKGNA Music Competition. The 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition for Yong Musicians held in Netherlands together with Press Award and Audience Award. The 3rd Prize at the 1st Korea International Competition for Young Pianists.
Wong won the First Prize and Professional Grand Prize of the 75th Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition, and performed at “The International Steinway Art Festival” held in Hamburg, Germany, representing China.
She was also awarded the First Prize at the 65th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, UK and the 2nd Prize in Beijing Zhou Guang Ren Young Pianist Award.
Wong held recitals in Hamburg and Beijing, and performed the “Magic Piano & the Chopin Shorts” at the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival. She also performed trio and solo in the ‘Grow up with Music Concert’. She has collaborated twice with the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra as a soloist.
She has also performed in the piano master classes with Gary Graffman, Fanny Waterman, Joyce Yang, Sequeira Costa, Francois Chaplin, Alexander Braginsky, Fernando Garcia Torres, Ilya Itin and Lang Lang.
Wong was awarded the Certificate of Commendation by the Hong Kong Government for her outstanding achievements in the promotion of international arts and culture activities.
Piano Sonata D.784 in A minor
Moments musicaux no. 3
Impromptus Op. 90 nos. 1 & 2