Dr. Lucas Wong

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Canadian pianist Lucas Wong earns a diversified career as performer and teacher, specializing in the art of collaborative piano. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Vocal Coaching at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute. Praised for "his gifts for colour, nuance and tasteful dynamic contrasts" (Gramophone), his career highlights include multiple engagements at the Carnegie Hall, innovative recital programs like "Beyond 88" and the "Mostly Debussy" series, a complete performance of Des Knaben Wunderhorn at the Shanghai Conservatory, directorship of the complete Duparc melodies at Songfest in LA, and collaborations with American composers such as William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, and John Musto. He has collaborated with reputable artists such as Maghan McPhee, Suzanne Mentzer, Simone Osborne, Edward Parks, Laura Strickling, and Guang Yang.

As a pianist wearing many different hats, Dr. Lucas Wong holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music, under the tutelage of Boris Berman. He also holds a Post-Graduate Associateship from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and a Teaching Fellowship at the Yale Department of Music. His repertoire includes musical preparation for more than thirty opera productions, hundreds of songs, many solo and chamber works, and last but not least, a handful of iOS apps on the App Store. He has been the assistant conductor for the New York City Opera for two seasons, the repétiteur for the Opera Theater of Connecticut for over ten seasons, and the official accompanist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council district auditions.

As an educator, Dr. Lucas Wong offers innovative resources, such as the recent “The Multifunctional Pianist: The Recipe for Orchestral Color and Playing" essay on the NATS Journal of Singing. He is the author of “The Multi-Functional Pianist” — a four-chapter curriculum designed to strengthen pianists’ awareness of improvisational, fundamental, and piano reduction skills. He is the artistic director of Liederfest of Suzhou, a special program that introduced singers to art songs in various languages including Chinese. Dr. Lucas Wong was one of the founding faculty members of the Soochow Univesrity School of Music, where he was also the chamber music, collaborative piano, staff pianist coordinator. He has been previously invited to perform, lecture, or give masterclass at many world-renowned institutions, such as the University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Seoul National University, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and the Juilliard School.

Lucas Wong’s first exposure of collaborating with a staged performance began with his music directorship on a couple of musicals as a high school student in the Lord Byng Secondary School, one of the most prestigious arts mini schools across Canada. During his piano performance studies at both UBC and Yale, he also pursued the art of song and opera collaboration with mentors such as Rena Sharon and J. J. Penna. He continued this pursuit with Warren Jones at the Music Academy of the West as a vocal piano fellow, with Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, and Martin Katz as a pianist at SongFest, and with Frank Corliss at the Bard Conservatory Post-Graduate Fellowship program.


4D Creatives Inc.

4D Creatives Inc.


A portfolio specializes in researching and finding technological solutions, especially in the music and education domains. The team also provides planning, mentoring, consultation, performing services, and much more.


Rediscovering Couperin and Rameau

Rediscovering Couperin and Rameau


On FAZIOLI F308 with four pedals: “his gifts for colour, nuance and tasteful dynamic contrasts…sexily shaped trills…the point and precision of his détaché articulation…discreet use of agogics and his mastery of the kind of overlapping finger legato…attention to detail and clear commitment unquestionably come across, abetted by fine engineering. Recommended.” (Gramophone)


How Music Education Evolves with Current Technology

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The Worldwide Music Conference (WWMC) brings the scientific world together to unite the efforts of all the sciences in music research.

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The Recipe for Orchestral Color and Playing

On the NATS Collab Corner


On the NATS Collab Corner: "As vocal pianists throughout our studies and careers, we all work with piano reductions encountered in choral and operatic repertoire..."

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The Multi-Functional Pianist

The Multi-Functional Pianist

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Innovative and Contemporary Approaches to Keyboard Harmony, Improvisation, Score Reading, and Reduction Techniques

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L'heure exquise

L'heure exquise


This disc explores transcriptions and works by J. S. Bach, Berlioz, Franck, Godowsky, Grainger, Hahn, Hess, Liszt, Mascagni, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Puccini, Schubert, Strauss, and Wong



L'heure exquise

Ma contrebasse chèrie

Remembering Debussy

Rediscovering Couperin & Rameau

Scherzando Piano: Music of Debussy & Chabrier

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Mostly Debussy V

A Tribute to William Bolcom

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