The Versatile Cello by Alvin Wong and Amy Sze

The Versatile Cello by Alvin Wong and Amy Sze

The Versatile Cello

31 January 2013
Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall

Alvin Wong, cello
Amy Sze, piano


About the Artists
Amy Sze Piano
Amy Sze receives her Bachelor’s degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with first class honours, and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. She has received numerous scholarships, including the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Scholarship and the Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Overseas Scholarship. Her teachers include Chui-Fun Poon, Gabriel Kwok and Nelita True. Winner of the Eastman Concerto Competition and Finalist of the MTNA Steinway Competition, Sze has performed as a soloist with many orchestras including Texas Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, Eastman Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She is particularly active in chamber music and keen on promoting new music. She appears frequently on RTHK Radio 4 in recitals and has been featured in such festivals as Le French May and ISCM World Music Days. Amy Sze is currently on the faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Baptist University of Hong Kong.

Alvin Wong Cello
Cellist Alvin Wong has appeared in concerts across five continents. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and Hong Kong Cultural Center; and in music festivals such as Aspen, Orford (Canada), Fontfroide and Casals (France), Sion (Switzerland), Carvalho (Brazil) and Great Mountains (Korea). Recent highlights include appearances in the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, Ipalpiti International Soloists Festival in Los Angeles, tour with Indiana University New Music Ensemble to the Midwest and East Coast, and an all-Brahms chamber music concert series in Hong Kong. He is a founding member of The Noble Trio, who won the Chmielewiski Award and the Audience prize at the 2011 Plowman International Chamber Music Competition.