Salon 2016-05-22 — Annie Wong

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 5:00 in Sterling, VA:

Annie Wong, Pianist

When Imagined Characters Become Real:
A Union of Fantasy and Passion

Wong.Annie. Headshot


Program

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
I. Des Abends (In the Evening)
II. Aufschwung (Soaring, literally Upswing)
III. Warum? (Why?)
IV. Grillen (Whims)
V. In der Nacht (In the Night)
VI. Fabel (Fable)
VII. Traumes Wirren (Dream’s Confusions)
VIII. Ende von Lied (End of the Song)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

Biography

Annie Wong, born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, began her piano studies at age seven. She is a doctoral candidate at Shenandoah Conservatory, studying under the tutelage of John O’Conor on a full scholarship. Due to her excellent academic standing, she has placed each year in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Annie studied with Irina Morozova at Mannes College The New School For Music in New York City, receiving her Master of Music degree and graduating with the Dean’s Award. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia as a student of Jane Coop. Throughout her four years there, she garnered numerous scholarships, graduating with top honours. She was awarded the prestigious opportunity to participate in the University of Washington Summer Piano Institute as a result of receiving the generous Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship for Advanced Music Study. Her previous teachers include Angela Barbour at the Jean Lyons School of Music, Terence Dawson, and Betty Hon. Annie has benefitted from the masterclasses of many distinguished pianists such as Jon Kimura Parker, Craig Sheppard, Hiromi Okada, Henri-Paul Sicsic, Prisca Benoit, Ieva Jokubaciviute, and Eve Egoyan. As the recent winner of the 2016 Shenandoah Conservatory Concerto Competition, she recently performed as soloist with the orchestra. She was a prizewinner in the VMTA Concerto Competition, Bjorn and Lori Hareid Competition as well as the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society Scholarship Competition. Aside from appearing as soloist, she is an avid chamber musician.