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Name: Jacky Ho Tung Wong
Skills: Accompanist, Conductor, Player, Soloist, Teacher (Artistic Director and Conductor of Hornton Chamber Orchestra)
Phone: +44 (0)7472 748040
Address: 54 Hornton Street, London W8 4NT, United Kingdom
Links: Website     E-mail
Born in Hong Kong in 1994, Jacky began learning his piano studies at the age of five and violin studies at eight. After his studies at Diocesan Boys' School in Hong Kong, he attended Harrow School for Sixth Form studies. Jacky is now on his third year of undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with an entrance scholarship, studying violin with Rodney Friend, piano with Amandine Savary, and viola with James Sleigh. He has attended masterclasses held by various artists including Maxim Vengerov, Tasmin Little, So-ock Kim, Feng Ning and Erich Gruenburg. For conducting, he has been mentored by opera conductor and vocal coach Peter Robinson, as well as conductor John Landor. Jacky has also been interested in the roles of Opera Repetiteur, most recently appeared at Opera de Bauge as Repetiteur for Cosi fan tutte in summer 2015. Jacky founded Hornton Chamber Orchestra in early January 2015, and has given three concerts throughout the year appearing as conductor as well as soloists for Mozart's Violin Concerto No.4 and Piano Concerto No.20.

Jacky's major achievements in competitions include Third Prize in the Pancho Vladigerov International Violin Competition held in Bulgaria in 2013, First Prize in the Youth Category of Hong Kong International Violin Competition in 2011. He has served as Concertmaster and Second Violins' Principal of the Asian Youth Orchestra, performing with renowned international artists including cellist Steven Isserlis, violinist Stefan Jackiw and conductors Richard Pontzious and James Judd. Jacky has also taken part in the co-principal Bursary Scheme of the Rehearsal Orchestra and the LSO String Academy. Jacky has performed in various concert venues in London and Hong Kong, most recently violin lunchtime recitals at St. Martin in the Fields church in Trafalgar Square and Southwark Cathedral, as part of the Royal Academy of Music series.

Jacky held the position of Concertmaster of the Duet Philharmonic Orchestra, a joint high-school project in England, performing Mahler's 8th Symphony in the Royal Festival Hall in March 2013. Jacky is the leader of Ardour String Quartet, formed in 2014 and has seen performances around London. Recently, Jacky has also been appointed as Director of Music and Organist at St. George's Church, Bickley, after serving as Church Organist and Choir Master at St Helen's Church, Wheathampstead since May 2014. He is very grateful for the support of the Robert Anderson Research Charitable Trust, and for being awarded the Eta Cohen Memorial Award for the support of his studies in London. Jacky is now playing a Postacchini Violin on loaned by Royal Academy of Music.



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