A.R.C.T., B.Mus (UVic), M.Mus (Peabody)
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 complexities of the contemporary idiom.
Her solo career has taken her to stages across Canada, the United States, England, and on many occasions before the microphones of CBC Radio. In the ten years as pianist of the contemporary music ensemble, Aventa, she has appeared at venues and festivals in North America (including the Roulette in Brooklyn, New York; Music Gallery and Gallery 345 in Toronto; and the Montreal New Music Festival) and Europe (including Copenhagen’s Athelas Festival and Munich’s A-DEvantgarde Festival). Another important focus rested with collaborations in world premieres, culminating in performances of the Trios for Horn, Violin and Piano by eminent composers Peter Maxwell Davies and Michael Finnissy.
Miranda Wong earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, where she distinguished herself not only as the top graduate of the Music Faculty but also as the head of the university’s entire graduating class. 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 Music of Johns Hopkins University. Her principal teachers were Leonard Shure, Leon Fleisher, Robin Wood, Ellen Mack and Berl Senofsky.
The wish to share in discovering ideas connecting music and life ensures that teaching remains at the forefront of her professional activities. Presently, Miranda Wong serves on the faculty of the University of British Columbia’s School of Music as Sessional Lecturer in piano and chamber music.