Madam Kiang studied under Professor Jan Hu in Hong Kong and later at the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Italy with Professors Antonietta Ruffini, Giorgio Favaretto and Riccardo Zama. While she was at the Academy, she made her début at the Teatro Eliseo in Rome where, where she performed “Madama Butterfly”. After completing her studies, she continued to take concert engagements in Italy.
In Hong Kong, Madam Kiang has appeared regularly on radio and television, in recitals and in operas. She has performed La Bohème, Faust, Cavalleria Rusticana, Norma, Tosca, Lady Macbeth, L’Elisir d’Amore and La Traiata. She was invited to Australia and New Zealand several times to perform operas, such as Madama Butterfly, Mikado and La Voix Humaine with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Opera Company. She appeared as Madama Butterfly in Australian Broadcasting Commission’s televised version of the opera to much acclaim. She has given recitals in major cities of Australia and New Zealand, as well as in London, Honolulu, Manila, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Apart from maintaining a busy performing schedule, Madam Kiang has been active in teaching for over 50 years and continue to be on the faulty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Born in Hong Kong, Mr. Wong was trained at the Royal College of Music (London, U.K.) and received the Master of Music at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). His teachers include Tu Yue Sien, Margaret Lynn, Patricia Carroll, Ruth Gerald and Dale Bartlett.
He was awarded the Jardine Matheson and McGill music faculty scholarships. He won the McGill Concerto Competition in 1991 and was the finalist in Hong Kong Gina Bachauer Competition and London Royal Overseas League. Between 1995-99, he taught piano, chamber music and as vocal coach at McGill music faculty. His trio has performed extensively across Canada and made frequent recordings for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mr. Wong also performed in Aspen, Rome Chamber Music Festivals and Asia including Macau, Taiwan, and China.
Since his return to in 2000, he has been active in teaching and performing. Mr. Wong is a much sought-after pianist for both solo and ensemble concerts and has been collaborate with instrumentalists, vocalists, and choirs. Including pianists: Kawai Chan, Josephine Cheung, Amy Sze, and Verna Yeung; vocalists: Madam Ella Kiang and Nancy Yuen; clarinet player: Martin Choy; and Ella Kiang Singers Chorus. He has also been invited frequently to record for Radio and Television of Hong Kong (RTHK).
Currently, he is on faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The Education University of Hong Kong. He has also been adjudicating piano examinations and competitions, and giving seminars on piano performance and pedagogy. 2016 will mark the ninth year of his successful piano students' concert 'Music and Friends'.
Apart from being a concert artist, he also composes and records music for movie soundtract ("A Tale of Three Cities"三城記, 2015) and has vast experiences in theatre acting, dialect coaching and voice-over for movie productions.