Wong, Geneviene

Geneviene Wong Jen-Pei graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly known as Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), Scotland) with First Class Honours in 1999 and received the “Rhona Reid Scholarship” to pursue the MMus (Performance) in Piano Accompaniment with Jean Hutchison. Upon completion of the Masters, she was awarded the “Broadwood Junior Fellowship for Piano Accompaniment” at the RSAMD.  

She is a keen chamber musician and won several prizes whilst at the RSAMD, including the “John D Miles Lieder Prize” (with Nozomi Yamada), “British Reserve Insurance Prize for Early Music”, and “Alex Menzies Memorial Fund for Piano Accompaniment”. She also participated in many solo and accompaniment masterclasses with, among others, Dennis Lee, Malcolm Martineau, Dmitri Alexeev, Bernard D’Ascoli, John Streets, Roger Vignoles and the King’s Consort.  

In Glasgow, she accompanied the Glasgow Youth Choir and the Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir, performing in various venues throughout Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic and was actively involved in the community music scene in Britain as a member of the ‘Scottish Council for Music in Hospitals’ and the ‘Live Music Now!’ scheme, an outreach programme founded by the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin. She has also accompanied various instrumentalists and singers in recitals throughout Britain, Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia including the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival and represented the RSAMD in the Europe Day concert series organized by the European Parliament.

Upon her return to Malaysia, she taught piano and piano accompaniment in several universities in Malaysia and freelanced as an accompanist. She also dabbles in choral arrangements and has had her arrangements performed by several local choirs, including the Young KL Singers, the KL Children’s Choir and the Dithyrambic Choir as well as international choirs such as the Trinity Choir from Australia, Australian Boys Choir and the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir. She also performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra on several occasions playing piano, celesta and synthesizer.  

From 2007 to 2013, she was the programme coordinator for the Pro-Musica Workshop in Malaysia and the Winter Journey Workshop in Thailand (a weeklong workshop and series of masterclasses held annually for young professional singers and accompanists conducted by teachers from the Flanders Opera Studio in Belgium).  

She moved to Canada in 2013 and is currently based in Langley, BC Canada. She maintains a private piano studio and freelances as an accompanist for both musicians and dancers, working regularly with the Stella Maris Concert Choir (which recently completed a summer concert tour in Italy performing in St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi), the Vancouver City Singers as well as the Royal Academy of Dance, Canada playing for their Vocational exams.

 


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