Melbourne Pianist Christopher Wong returns to the studio on November 8, to perform live at 7pm in the fifth round of the finals for Season 3 of The Talent.
Christopher began learning the piano at age six. In time he went on to study at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, a select-entry school for students wishing to access specialist training in a range of disciplines. Here Christopher studied under Len Vorster. He participated in many piano competitions and chamber music concerts at the school before commencing tertiary studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Currently in his third year of the Bachelor of Music degree, Christopher is enjoying studying with Head of Keyboard, Professor Ian Holtham. During his time at the University of Melbourne Christopher has been the recipient of the Florence Bradford Scholarship and the 2016 DW Gardiner Fund.
Chrisopher has played in workshops hosted by international artists and has performed in many of Melbourne’s renowned venues, including BMW Edge, Melbourne Recital Centre and the ABC Iwaki Auditorium. He is also the proud holder of an LMusA diploma from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).
Next year, Christopher plans to continue studying at the University of Melbourne, adding an Honours year to his Bachelor of Music.
Christopher will be broadcast live from the Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio at 7pm on November 8. He will perform two solo pieces:
- Etude-Tableau Op. 39, No. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
- Mvt. 1. Allegro inquieto from Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Can’t listen live? Don’t worry, there will be a podcast available from November 9.