Jeremy Wing Kwan Wong, Singapore
Jeremy Wing Kwan Wong is an accomplished Singaporean concert pianist, chamber musician, composer and music theorist. He is the president of World Piano Teachers Association, Finland and is highly sought after for masterclasses and served regularly as a member of jury panel in international piano competitions. His versatile performance and teaching experiences led to regular appearances in music festivals, competitions and performance masterclasses in Asia and Europe.
As a young concert artist, Jeremy received an accolade of academic and performance awards. Under the tutelage of Professor Boris Kraljevic, he finished his Diploma in Performance as the “Best Graduate” in 2009 and he received the prestigious scholarship from National Arts Council Singapore to continue his Bachelor studies at the Royal College of Music London (UK). Thereafter, he kept his academic excellence as the highest scorer and graduated with a First Class Honours. From 2014-2017, Jeremy pursued and completed his Masters in Music degree in Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, in music theory with Prof. Lauri Suurpää and piano performance under former head of piano department, Jarmo Erikäinen. His compositions, “Variations and Theme” and “Miniatures for Duo Accordions” were premiered in Helsinki Music Center and were lauded with the ‘Vittoria Caffa Righetti Award’ at the 26th International Music Competition in Italy. At the same time, he was a top prize winner in the artist category of the 7th International Piano Competition in Milan.
Alongside his international performing career, Mr. Wong is a reputable piano and theory pedagogue. Having written and published numerous pedagogical works on teaching piano improvisation and performance analytical theses. His three-volume book on Applied Improvisation was completed in year 2014 followed by the Adult Improvisation Course for Adults in year 2018. His two academic research papers, Tonal organisation of three Schubert Sonatas from a Schenkerian Perspective and Phrase structure and Formal Functions in the Opening Themes of Tchaikovsky’s Seasons op. 37, was published in 2013 and 2017 respectively. He is well versed with the practical knowledge of Orff, Dalcroze and Kodály pedagogical approaches as well as the UK international music examination system, being an Associate and Licentiate diploma holder from the Trinity College London and certified teacher himself of the Associated Board of Royal School of Music London. The core of his teaching methods involved the holistic approach to musical meaning, inner hearing, and applied improvisation into one’s performance. Being a devoted and pedagogically driven teacher, Jeremy’s students have succeeded in international competitions as well as international music examinations and entrance exams.
Currently based in Finland, Jeremy is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in Sibelius Academy, Finland. He is the founder of Nordic Piano Studio, the music director of Andreaskyrkan, adjunct lecturer of Nanyang Academy of Fine arts, as well as the teaching faculty of International School of Music, Finland and Euro Arts Academy. He also served as the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Finland coordinator and worked as an overseas research assistant at NAFA.. Under his leadership of WPTA Finland, Mr. Wong has successfully organised international events that had benefitted hundreds of talented young pianists around the world to showcase and develop their artistry on an international level.