Alvin Wong, Cello
Hailed by the press for his “remarkable technical skills,” “hall-filling tone” and “expressive poetry with great intensity,” cellist Alvin Wong has performed across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. He has collaborated with eminent musicians such as Philippe Entremont, Ani Kavafian and Jian Wang, among others.
An advocate in new music, Alvin premiered concertos and cello works by Chinese, Australian and American composers, including Grammy and Pulitzer winners such as Aaron Jay Kernis, Zhou Long and Chen Yi. He has appeared regularly in festivals as a featured artist in Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Thailand. Alvin has served on faculty of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Connecticut College. He gives regular masterclasses in Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan and across the United States. Alvin holds music degrees from Eastman and Indiana, and received the Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University. In 2015, Alvin founded and directed the biennial Melbourne Cello Festival, which was described by Stringendo as “a huge success…buzzing with excitement from day one!”