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Annie Wong

Annie Wong
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music (formerly the Royal Conservatory School)
  • Examiner

Specialty(s)

Piano

Educational Background

  • ARCT in Piano Performance, The Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Bachelor of Music, University of British Columbia
  • Master of Music, Mannes School of Music (New York)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Shenandoah University (Virginia)

Annie Wong is an active teacher, soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. Her performances have been described as “imaginative and evocative” and audiences are thrilled by her “powerhouse” exuberance. She has performed solo recitals at the Vancouver Playhouse, International House of New York, Guilford Station Arts Club, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Museum of Jewish History, and Tom Lee Music Hall. Dr. Wong has shared the stage in chamber performances at Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Centre, the Chan Center for the Performing Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Telus Studio Theatre. She was invited twice to perform as soloist with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Wong received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Shenandoah University in Virginia on a full-tuition scholarship, studying with esteemed pianist and pedagogue John O'Conor, and graduating with The Outstanding Performance in Piano Award. While pursuing her doctoral degree, she was twice the recipient of the prestigious Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award in recognition of her exceptional achievements. As a student of Irina Morozova at the Mannes School of Music, she received her Master of Music degree and graduated with the Dean's Award. During her studies with Jane Coop and Terence Dawson at the University of British Columbia, she garnered numerous scholarships and awards for both her musical and academic performance. In addition to the training with her principal teachers, she has worked with Richard Goode, Jon Kimura Parker, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Craig Sheppard, Robin McCabe, Hiromi Okada, Prisca Benoit, Eve Egoyan, and Ieva Jokubaviciute.
 
Her dissertation, Beethoven’s Early Piano Sonatas in C minor: The Maturation of the “Little Pathétique” into the “Grande Sonate Pathétique”, is an exploration of the copious similarities of formal structure, tonal plan, and temporality, as well as the interrelation of thematic development and gestural motifs in two indispensable masterpieces of Classical piano literature.

With teaching experience ranging from the private studio to the university classroom, Dr. Wong is deeply committed to the development of young students. She served as instructor of Class Piano, Applied Piano, and Music Theory to undergraduate music students at Shenandoah University and was on Faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy. She has taught master classes, presented workshops, coached chamber ensembles, and adjudicated festivals and auditions. Over the years, her students have been accepted into music programs at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, McGill University, York University, Manhattan School of Music, and Shenandoah University. All of her students who participate in The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program have achieved success in their examinations.

ARCT preparation: Yes

Languages spoken in addition to English: Cantonese, Mandarin

Minimum age of student: 8

Musical styles: Classical