Dr. Annie Wong is a passionate and experienced performer, educator, and adjudicator. She serves on the piano faculty of The Oscar Peterson School of Music, coaches chamber music at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy, and is an active member of the RCM College of Examiners. Having served as Academic Lecturer at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, she taught undergraduate and graduate students in piano performance, concert performance classes, weekly master classes, chamber music, music theory, music history, aural skills and musicianship, and keyboard harmony. During her time in the United States, she taught applied piano, class piano, and music theory to undergraduate students at Shenandoah University and was on faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy. She has been invited as a juror for international piano competitions in Australia, Macau, and Indonesia, and frequently adjudicates for music festivals. Her students have achieved great success at the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations in both practical and theory subjects, university auditions, festivals, and competitions.
Dr. Wong’s performances have been described as "imaginative and evocative", and audiences are thrilled by her "powerhouse" exuberance. She has performed across Canada, the United States, and Australia, in venues such as the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall, The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, The Orpheum, Vancouver Playhouse, Telus Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, St. Andrew's Church, Guilford Station Arts Club, Westminster Canterbury, and the Live at Lunch Concert Series at the Winchester Medical Centre in Virginia. She was the first prize winner of the Virginia Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition and Shenandoah Conservatory Concerto Competition, and was a prizewinner in the Bjorn and Lori Hareid Competition as well as the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society Scholarship Competition.
Annie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Shenandoah University, a Master of Music degree from Mannes School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of British Columbia. Her esteemed teachers include Dr. John O’Conor, Professor Irina Morozova, Professor Jane Coop, and Dr. Terence Dawson.
Aside from her love for music, Annie enjoys spending hours at museums, practicing Taekwondo (in which she holds a black belt), experimenting with delicious new recipes, and hiking nature's beautiful trails.