Memorable performance : J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232), w/ Jonathan Cohen & Die Konzertisten, Cammer Musicus and Arcangelo
Desert island disc(s) : Freestyle's It's AuToMaTiC
Director of finances | double bass
Benjamin Wong began learning piano at a very young age, studying piano with Ms. Sylvia Wong. He obtained ATCL in piano performance with distinction. Under the guidance of Mr. Edmond Cheng, Wong has also started learning double bass at the age of fourteen. He continued his studies in double bass performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree, under the tutelage of the former principal double bassist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Mr. Xiao-qian Zong.
After graduating, Wong has been accumulating performance experiences by actively performing in different productions with local and overseas groups, including Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia where he is serving as principal double bass, Pro Arte Orchestra, and the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. He is also a guest bassist at the Macao Orchestra, and Die Konzertisten’s Cammer Musicus.
Wong is also a dedicated pedagogue, having devoted much of his time since graduation to teaching the double bass at schools and music centres, aspiring to pass on to a new generation of young people the joy of music.
Wong has been serving as director of finances at the NOVA Ensemble since its founding in 2017.