Finals Adjudicators

Lucas Wong

Praised for his “masterful, pleasure-giving performances,” (Fanfare Magazine) and musical achievements “prodigious enough to constitute the careers of a[t] least two or three people,” Canadian pianist Lucas Wong is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and répétiteur. His expertise in French music interpretation has led to his own Mostly Debussy lecture-recital series, publication about “Humour in Late Debussy” in The Musical Times, and highly acclaimed recordings and performances of pieces by Couperin, Rameau, Chabrier, and Debussy. He has been regularly invited to give masterclasses and adjudications in top institutions, festivals, and competitions, throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. A versatile partner for both instrumentalists and vocalists, Lucas Wong is also a superb vocal coach and assistant conductor. He has been on the roster of the New York City Opera, SongFest, OPERA America, and the Opera Theater of Connecticut. Lucas Wong is the founding artistic director of Liederfest, an innovative art song festival in Suzhou, China. As an educator and administrator, he was a founding faculty member at the Soochow University School of Music, where he served as piano professor and coordinator for chamber music, collaborative piano, and staff accompanists. Lucas Wong is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.Mus.) and Yale School of Music (M.M., M.M.A., D.M.A.). His key mentors include Boris Berman, Edward Parker, Tak Poon, and Robert Silverman.

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