Sessional Lecturer, Piano
A.R.C.T., B.Mus (UVic), M.Mus (Peabody)
Music Building 417
As solo recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher, Miranda Wong is equally at home with the music of the traditional classical repertoire as well as with the esoteric complexities of the contemporary idiom.
Her solo career has taken her to stages across Canada, the United States, and England. She has also performed and recorded on many occasions for the microphones of CBC Radio. Currently, she is the pianist of Aventa, a chamber ensemble renowned for its vision and innovative programming in the contemporary music scene. Performances across North America (including those at the Montreal New Music Festival; the Roulette in Brooklyn, New York; Music Gallery and Gallery 345 in Toronto) and Europe (including Copenhagen’s Athelas Festival and Munich’s A-DEvantgarde Festival), augmented by frequent presentations of world premiers (most recently and notably the Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano by the eminent British composer, Peter Maxwell Davies) constitute important focuses in Ms. Wong’s performance activities.
Ms. Wong received her training from Leon Fleisher, Leonard Shure, Robin Wood, Ellen Mack and Berl Senofsky. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C. Canada) where she distinguished herself not only as the Top Graduate of the Music Faculty, but also as the Head of the Graduating Class of the entire university. Grants from the Canada Council enabled further studies in London, England where she was awarded the Piano Performance Certificate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Graduate work, again under full scholarship, earned her the Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md. U.S.A.).
At present, Miranda Wong serves on the faculty of both the University of British Columbia School of Music and the Douglas College Department of Music, as Sessional Lecturer in piano and chamber music.