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Lunchtime Piano Recital – Violet Wong
Sat 22 July at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Violet Wong, pianist, started learning the classical piano when she was 6 and is currently a music tutor in Bristol. Violet is well-experienced in teaching different aged groups of students, including children, teenagers and adults. Violet was also a pop pianist in Hong Kong.
One of the most significant and impressive experiences for Violet was attending the Annual Dinners of the Federation of Australian Alumni Association. Violet is a former trumpet player in the Hong Kong Civil Aid Service (Band Company) and is well-trained in marching with music. She has performed at different official functions including Officer Mess Dinners, New Recruit Passing Out Ceremonies and National Flag Raising Ceremonies.
In 2015 she was awarded the “Best Progress Member of the Year” in the band. In 2017 she joined the Hong Kong Wind Ensemble and performed in local community halls. In 2020, Violet continued her music career in London and Bristol. She has performed in St Martin in the Field (Chinese Congregation) and St. Mary Woodford choirs. She also participated in brass bands including the South London Wind Ensemble, the University of Bristol Brass Band (2021/2022), and the Long Ashton Orchestra. Last year, she participated in Unibrass 2022 in Sheffield. Recently, Violet led her students at the Bristol Festival of Music, Drama and Speech 2023 where they were awarded distinction and second place.
Last year, while continuing her teaching and performing career, Violet embarked on her MA in Music Performance at Bath Spa University. During this time, she participated in Sparkfest 2023, a funded project by the school which was titled “Impressions and Expression: La Cathedrale Engloutie”. This unique underwater filming project marked Violet’s first professional music endeavour. Together with ideas of music visualisation and Debussy’s music ideas, She rearranged the music with different percussion instruments , infusing it with her inspiration.
Violet will be on the jury in XI International JSFest 2023 Instrumental Music Competition.
- K. Scarlatti’s Sonata in G minor K. 466
- Beethoven’s Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 “ Tempest” 1st movement
- Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1
- Debussy’s La Cathédral Engloutie
- Chopin’s Polonaise Op. 26 No. 1
Shared below is a piece by Debussy that Violet performed at Bath Sparkfest