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The University of Sydney (AU), Montclair State University (US), Stephen F Austin State University (US)
Teaching since 2012
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Amy Wong

Violin, Viola
The University of Sydney (AU), Montclair State University (US), Stephen F Austin State University (US)
Professional field(s): Violin, Viola
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2012

Amy Wong is a skilled musician specializing in classical violin and viola performances. She holds a Master's Degree in Music and a Performer’s Certificate in the United States, where she pursued Violin Performance with a full-tuition scholarship starting in 2018. During her time in the U.S.A., Amy studied under Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, Concertmaster of the Longview Symphony Orchestra, and Professor Yi-Wen Jiang, a member of the Shanghai Quartet and an International Violin Competition winner.

Amy demonstrated her talent as the Concertmaster of both school orchestras and various event ensembles during her studies. She also received full scholarships to participate in renowned music festivals such as the Texas Music Festival and the Red Rocks Chamber Music Festival.

After completing her violin studies, Amy decided to pursue a Master's degree in Viola at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, under the guidance of Professor Roger Benedict, former Viola Principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. At the conservatory, she held the position of Viola Principal in both the Con String Orchestra and the Con Symphony Orchestra. Amy was also selected to join the Con Symphony Orchestra on their European tour. Additionally, she served as a teacher in the Con junior program.

Prior to her international studies, Amy received violin instruction from Mr. Ting Fan, the Chief Conductor of The Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra and former Second Violin Principal of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Her talents were consistently recognized with the Talent Development Scholarship awarded by the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund.

Amy is now studying viola with Mr Yu Sun, who is the Solo Violist of Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and was formerly the Solo Violist of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Principal Violist at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Amy embarked on her viola studies with Mr. Sun during her graduate studies in Sydney and remains under his guidance.

Throughout the years, Amy has had the privilege of participating in masterclasses and receiving coaching from celebrated musicians such as Wilfried Strehle, Ole Böhn, Julian Smiles, Daniel Herscovitch, Wei-Gang Li, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Mathias Tacke, and Cho-Liang Lin, among others. Furthermore, she successfully auditioned for and toured with multiple orchestras, showcasing her talents in esteemed venues across Berlin, Leipzig, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bratislava, Brno, and Russia.

With over a decade of teaching experience, Amy has provided continuous instruction in Hong Kong, the United States, and Sydney. She has delivered private lessons and group classes at various music centers and educational institutions. Amy's extensive experience enables her to offer invaluable guidance to students in diverse settings, drawing from her own training under esteemed instructors.

Amy Wong

Education

Master of Music Studies, The University of Sydney

Majoring in Viola Performance

Performer’s Certificate Program, Montclair State University

cGPA 4/4, Majored in Violin Performance

Master of Music, Stephen F Austin State University

cGPA 3.8/4, Majored in Violin Performance

Performance Experience

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra, 2023

Viola Principal

Sydney Conservatorium of Music String Orchestra, 2022

Viola Principal

Montclair State University Symphony Orchestra, 2020

Concertmaster

Texas Music Festival Orchestra, 2019

Tutti Violinist, Full Scholarship

Red Rocks Chamber Music Festival, 2018

Violinist, Full Scholarship

Piney Woods Camerata, 2018

Second Violin Principal

Stephen F. Austin State University Orchestra of Pines, 2018-2019

Concertmaster

The Longview Symphony Orchestra, 2018-2019

First Violin Player

Hong Kong Pro-Arte Orchestra, 2014-2016

First Violin Player

The Learners Orchestra (TLO), since 2017

Tutti Violinist

Hong Kong Youth Choir Les Miserables concert, 2014

Vice Concertmaster

Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2013-2016

Vice Concertmaster

UBS - "Hacken on stage with UBS”, 2017

Violinist

UBS - "Alan Tam & Jane Zhang Concert", 2016

Violinist

Shatin New Town Plaza - "Music in Town 2017", 2017

Violinist

IFX Expo 2016, 2016

Violinist

German Alumni Association Hong Kong Dinner 2017, 2017

Violinist

Louis Vuitton Haute Joaillerie Exhibition, 2016

Violinist

CUHK - “MBA 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner”, 2016

Violinist

Major hotels in Hong Kong, like Peninsula HK, Four Seasons, The Mira, Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, etc.

Violinist, numerous wedding event performances

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Good teacher, good students, good parents

No one is born to be talented. My favorite teaching method is inspired by Mr Suzuki. It talks about how unique every single student is and how they can all be educated well, although they have different raising cultures and backgrounds. In this case, teaching passion is important, but to me, a deep understanding of the children and the mother-like-patience are what I’m also focusing on. One key can't open all doors, so does education. I try different ways to get to understand students’ cans and can’ts so I could use the most efficient way to make sure they know what I want them to know. There’s no fast way to learn but I’d make sure that I don’t give up until my students understand all they need, step by step.

Teaching Location

Central and WesternEasternSouthernWan Chai

Tutor's Studio

Tin Hau

Live Tutorial

Amy provides online lessons (Zoom, video calls)

Lesson

Violin/Viola (Zoom)

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$400$500$600
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Violin/Viola (Face to Face)

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$600$700$800
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Level:

All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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