Tsz-To Wong

Cello Teacher

Tsz-To Wong

SAA Member

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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, award-winning cellist Tsz To Wong is one of the rising-star in his generation.  Since his debut in 2007, Tsz To appeared as a soloist with local orchestras regularly and his performances 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.

As the recipient of Appassionata Endowed Scholarship in Music from Rice University and holder of FTCL from Trinity & Guildhall, Tsz To is the top-prize winner of numerous competitions, including Gold Prize of the Cleveland Cello Society Competition 2016 – Collegiate Division, First Place 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 Hong Kong Arts Circle Fellowship and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Music Scholarship.

Tsz To holds a Master of Music degree in Suzuki Pedagogy and Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and he is currently a graduate student at Rice University under the tutelage of Norman Fischer. His past major teachers include Mark Kosower, Hsinyu Chang and Mingyuen Cheung, he also worked with Lynn Harrell, Emilio Colón, Stephen Balderston and Yibing Chu. Tsz To also specialized in historical performance, he plays Baroque cello and performs with the Case Western Reserve University Baroque Orchestra regularly under Jaap ter Linden and Julie Andrijeski.