Wong Ka Jeng


Born in Hong Kong in 1990, KaJeng Wong started playing the piano at the age of seven and was the winner of many local competitions and prizes since. At the age of 11 he won a music award which took him on a concert tour to the South of England and the Czech Republic performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1. Since last fall, he has been studying with Emile Naoumoff in the Jacob’s School of Music at Indianna University. His prior teachers were Nancy Loo and Gabriel Kwok.

He attended PianoTexas and the Academy at Verbier Music Festival, Switzerland, in 2007, and had played for Menahem Pressler, Yohaved Kaplinsky, Claude Frank, John O’Conor and Gabor Takacs-Nagy in Masterclasses.

Wong also plays the violin and was offered a full International scholarship from the Associated Board in 2005 to further his violin studies at the Royal Colleges in the UK. He declined however, deciding instead to focus his studies on the piano. Nonetheless, chamber music and orchestral playing have been a major part of his musical development.

Recently, he won the piano concerto competition at Indiana University, and performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto K467 with Uriel Segal conducting the IU Chamber Orchestra. When he was in Hong Kong, he had also conducted his school orchestra in public performances apart from appearances as soloist performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on separate occasions.

His youthful passions, pursuits and ideals have been made into the documentary, “KJ”.

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