Tsz-To Wong

Cello Teacher

Tsz-To Wong

SAA Member

Contact

Houston, TX
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“A wonderful young man with excellent musicianship and the character to match.”
-Michelle Kim, founder of Hong Kong Generation Next Arts

Biography

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Tsz To performed as a soloist regularly with local orchestras since his debut in 2007.  Performed repertoire includes Haydn’s Cello Concerto, Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.  He has performed under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Gerard Schwarz, Carl Topilow, Harry Davidson, Christopher Wilkins, Yuri Bashmet, Jimmy Chiang, Perry So and Kuokman Lio.

Tsz To holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and he is currently pursing a Master of Music degree in Violonello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the United States under the tutelage of Mark Kosower. His past major teachers include Hsinyu Chang and Mingyuen Cheung, he also worked with Lynn Harrell, Neal Cary, Julian Schwarz, Amy Frost Baumgarten, Yibing Chu and Peichieh Chang. Tsz To is a member of the Mansfield Symphony and he occasionally plays for Akron Symphony Orchestra too.  Tsz To is also a Baroque cellist, he plays and performs with the Case Western Reserve University Baroque Orchestra regularly under Jaap ter Linden, René Schiffer, Erin Headley, Julie Andrijeski.

As an achiever of FTCL from Trinity & Guildhall, Tsz To is the Gold Prize winner of the Cleveland Cello Society Competition 2016 – Collegiate Division, the First Place Winner of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2016—College students and professional musicians and the second runner-up in the Getting to Carnegie – Cello Competition in New York.  He is also awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Music Scholarship to continue his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.