Hong Kong pianist Melodie Wong has been playing piano since the age of 3. Her significant awards include the 71st Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition, 14th Osaka International Music Competition, 3rd Macau-Asia Youth Piano Competition, Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia International Youth Piano Competition, and 2nd Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition. She has received honors such as NYU Dorothy Morse Scholarship, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme and CUHK Outstanding Achievement Award.
Melodie completed her master’s degree in the studio of Eteri Andjaparidze at New York University, where she also obtained her advanced certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. She has studied in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a piano major for 11 years, and earned her bachelor’s degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, under the tutelage of Julie Kuok.
As a teacher, Melodie taught music theory, choral music and piano group classes at elementary schools and high schools before pursuing her master’s degree. During her studies at NYU, Melodie was an instructor on the adjunct piano faculty for two years, giving individual piano lessons to 86 NYU undergraduate students.
Although concentrating in solo performances, she has been working actively with classical singers and string players as a collaborative pianist. She is currently a pianist at the OperaRox production.
Other than a pianist, Melodie is also a composer, cellist and singer. When not playing classical music, she writes songs and improvises a lot on the keyboard. In 2015, her works were premiered at the Hong Kong Art Center, and were performed again at the Lee Hysan Hall (Hong Kong). She was Principal Cello with Diocesan Girls’ School Orchestra, and has received distinction as an Associate of Trinity College, London, in Cello Recital. She has made appearances at Casa Italiana, Deutsches Haus, Frederick Loewe Theatre, Yuri Recital Hall (Osaka, Japan), Conference and Exhibition Venue (Macau), Lee Hysan Concert Hall (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong City Hall.