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LECT presents Lawrence Wong Piano Recital

Friday 28 June, doors open 7pm for 7:30pm recital start
Tickets via Eventbrite: $30 General Admission, $10 Student with ID


Programme: “États d'âme”

Mozart: Sonata No. 9 in D Major, K. 311
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante con espressione
III. Rondeau: allegro

“Canzona Serenata”, from Forgotten Melodies, Book I, Op. 38
“Primavera”, from Forgotten Melodies, Book II, Op. 39

Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Scherzo
III. Largo
IV. Finale, Presto ma non tanto


Debussy: Images, Book II
I. Cloches à travers les feuilles (Bells through the leaves)
II. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut (And the moon descends on the temple that was)
III. Poissons d'or (Goldfish)

Chopin: Etude in C Major, Op. 10, No. 1

Scriabin: Deux Poemes, Op. 32
II. Allegro, con eleganza, con fiducia
I. Andante cantabile

Scriabin: Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23
I. Drammatico
II. Allegretto
III. Andante
IV. Presto con fuoco

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Auckland, Lawrence Wong completed his BMus (Classical Piano Performance)/ BSc (Medicinal Chemistry) conjoint degree at the University of Auckland under the tutelage of Qu Yong and Bryan Sayer, and recently completed his MMus degree with a Distinction Award at Lee University with full scholarship, studying under Professor Cahill Smith.

Over the past few years he has won several prizes and scholarships in regional and national competitions in New Zealand. In addition, he has competed in several Australasian and International Competitions, notably the Kerikeri International Piano Competition 2010 (Prize-winner), Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition 2011 (Semi-finalist), 6th China International Piano Competition 2013, the 3rd Asia-Pacific International Chopin Piano Competition 2015 (Semi-finalist), the 14th International George Enescu Piano Competition 2016, and the 4th China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition 2017.

He has participated in masterclasses by Hiroko Nakamura, Michael Houstoun, Christopher Elton, Natasha Vlassenko, Ilya Rashkovskiy, Kalle Randalu, Pei-Chun Liao, Chih-Long Hu, Cathal Breslin, Ryan Fogg, and Guillermo Gonzalez. In addition, he has received private lessons from notable pedagogues such as J.Y. Song, Gabriel Kwok, MinJung Baek, Daniel Shapiro, Roberto Plano, and Jerome Lowenthal.

He was invited by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to perform in February 2016. He was awarded second prize at the University of Memphis International Piano Competition and Festival in 2017. This year, he was awarded seven institutional acceptances with substantial (Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Cleveland Institute, Indiana Bloomington, San Francisco, Manhattan, Mannes, Peabody), and will be pursuing a one-year Performer Diploma (Solo Piano Performance) at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music next fall, where he will be studying with Professor Emile Naoumoff.