A Steinway Artist, Jerry Wong has performed in major centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has presented lecture recitals at several Music Teachers National Association state conferences and given master classes at many universities, conservatories, and festivals. His CD featuring the music of Sergei Prokofiev on the...

A Steinway Artist, Jerry Wong has performed in major centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has presented lecture recitals at several Music Teachers National Association state conferences and given master classes at many universities, conservatories, and festivals. His CD featuring the music of Sergei Prokofiev on the MSR Classics label has garnered praise worldwide. In July of 2020, he relocated to Australia to join the faculty of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as an Associate Professor of Piano. 

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Winter 2022: The Legacy of Miriam Hyde

When I relocated to Melbourne, Australia, from the United States in June of 2019, I was immediately struck by the sense of tradition and cultural reverence that was deeply felt and clearly acknowledged by new colleagues, acquaintances, and students. Recurrent themes included the widely held belief that curricula related to music studies were consta...

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From the Artist Bench with Jerry Wong (12/10/2021)

Miriam Hyde: Valley of Rocks

An Asian Perspective on Study Abroad

In my new role as Co-head of Keyboard at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Australia, I find myself checking in frequently with colleagues here about the future of their students. Will they pursue graduate studies abroad? If so, in the US, Europe, or elsewhere? Do these students generally return "home" to Australia or do they remain abroad? ...

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LESSONS from TEACHERS in CHINA

Introduction by Jerry Wong Years from now I suspect we will all have our own stories to tell of how we were affected by COVID-19. From my own perspective, colleagues in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan were the first to share updates of school closings and a new culture of all online, all the time. The situation took on a different reso...

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From the Artist Bench with Jerry Wong

Funérailles by Franz Liszt

Seymour: More than an introduction

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My introduction to Seymour My earliest exposure to Seymour Bernstein came during childhood, after hearing several student performances of his beloved impressionistic suite, Birds. Inspired by one of Bernstein's own pupils, Birds charts the progress of a precocious student named Christopher as he moves towards specific pianistic goals—such as evenne...

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Always give your maximum: A conversation with Menahem Pressler

Menahem Pressler -  photo by Marco Borggreve. Courtesy of Columbia Artists Management.

Menahem Pressler, best known as the pianist of the unparalleled Beaux Arts Trio for more than fifty years and a revered Distinguished Professor at Indiana University's Jacob School of Music for even longer, continues a daunting schedule of performing and teaching. At age ninety-two, he shows no signs of slowing down, as plans for the future and the...

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How do you avoid assigning repertoire that is too difficult too soon?

​Each spring, I adjudicate festivals and write comments, review auditions for a summer program that I co-direct, and judge precollegiate competitions. Sitting with other pianists on these panels, the conversation is often something like: "Wasn't it wonderful the way Student X played repertoire at his or her level with polish and fine preparati...

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