Lucas Wong

Canadian pianist Lucas Wong earns a diversified career as performer and teacher, specializing in the art of collaborative piano. Praised for "his gifts for colour, nuance and tasteful dynamic contrasts" (Gramophone), his repertoire includes musical preparation for more than thirty opera productions, hundreds of songs, many solo and chamber works, and last but not least, a handful of iOS apps on the App Store.

I motivate my students to think about ideas that enable their passions and achievements to reach a broad spectrum of audiences. Sometimes, improvisation can unlock a lot of undiscovered potentials.


  • Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Banff Centre with Lydia Wong
  • Vocal Piano Fellow at the Music Academy of the West with Warren Jones and John Churchwell
  • Post-Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship at Bard Conservatory with Frank Corliss
  • Guest Teacher / Performer at the University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Seoul National University, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and the Juilliard School
  • Senior Vocal Coach at the UBC School of Music
  • Assistant Professor of Piano and Chamber Music / Collaborative piano / Staff Pianist Coordinator at Soochow University School of Music
  • Assistant Conductor at the New York City Opera
  • Répétiteur at the Opera Theater of Connecticut
  • Post-Graduate Associateship at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music
  • Teaching Fellowship at the Yale Department of Music

Career Highlights

  • Multiple engagements at the Carnegie Hall
  • "Beyond 88" and the "Mostly Debussy" concert series
  • Artistic Directorship of Liederfest in Suzhou
  • Complete performance of Des Knaben Wunderhorn at the Shanghai Conservatory
  • Directorship of the complete Duparc melodies at Songfest in Los Angeles
  • Premieres and collaborations with William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen and John Musto
  • Performances with Joseph Alessi, Soovin Kim, Suzanne Mentzer, Simone Osborne, Edward Parks, David Shifrin, Laura Strickling, and Guang Yang
  • Recordings on Centeur Records, Delos, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4, First Impression Music, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and YouTube

Awards, Recognitions & Honors

  • Lili Boulanger Prize Competition Finalist, United States, 2011
  • Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition Pianist Encouragement Award, United States, 2008
  • Vancouver Foundation Grant, Canada, 2005
  • British Columbia Arts Council Grant, Canada, 2004
  • Début Competition Canada Winner, Canada, 2003


  • Connecticut District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions / Laffont Competition, Official Accompanist
  • Fazioli Artist
  • International Professional Association for Collaborative Pianists, Current Member 


D.M.A.Yale University

M.MA.Yale University

M.M.Yale University

B.M.University of British Columbia