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Chris Wong


Wong Man Kam, Christopher, Guitar


Chris graduated from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1997, Chris won a scholarship to study at the Yale University, School of Music with Mr. Benjamin Verdery and graduated with a Master of Music degree, majoring in guitar performance in 1999. Chris also studied with Mr. David Russell and Ricardo Cobo.


Chris was the winner of the Hong Kong Guitar Festival ’87. In 1990, he was chosen to attend the “Santiago de Compostela International Guitar Festival” at the sponsorship of the Spanish Consulate General. Chris was selected to play in the Master Classes held by Manuel Barrueco and Eliot Fisk. Besides playing solo at various concert halls and broadcasting radios, Chris occasionally played with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and has attracted much attention in performing as duet partners of violinists Takako Nishizaki and Rivka Golani in live.


In 2003, Chris appeared in a special interview program “Cultural Scene” produced by ATV and another personal interview by the “Easy Finder” magazine. In 2005, Chris gave guitar solo recitals and master classes in Sichuan Music Conservatory and Xian Music Conservatory. In the same year, he performed with the Polish National Opera Company in the Hong Kong Arts Festival.


Chris is now teaching at the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as the Music and Fine Arts Department of the Hong Kong Baptist University.



Last updated 19th August, 2007