Chi Chun Wong

Photo Credit: SpeedyCat Photo Studios Hong Kong

Bachelor of Music
Composition
Honors

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Adrian Wong strives to create music that is engaging to perform and listen to, and he aims to create an emotional connection with his audience through imagery, drama, and unapologetic conviction. Adrian’s music takes inspiration from a wide array of subjects ranging from the natural world, his identity as a Hongkonger, to the personal, day-to-day occurrences in life. His pieces have been performed at the Brevard Music Center, Midwest Composers Symposium, Hill Auditorium, University of North Texas, Bard College, Radio Television Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tokyo Daiichi Seimei Hall, and other venues and concerts.

Adrian has also been commissioned by the award-winning Diocesan Choral Society, the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, the Steven R. Gerber Trust, Lois Jecklin for Christ Church Georgetown, and the Aurora Winds, among other ensembles and musicians. He was selected to participate in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme, and he also won first prize in the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild’s New Generation 2019 Composition Competition. Adrian is a published artist; his choral piece Home is currently under the Eugene Rogers Choral Series with G. Schirmer/ Hal Leonard.

Achievements

2021 The American Prize in Composition – Choral
(Semi-finalist, final results TBA)
赤壁 – War of the Red Cliff | unaccompanied SATB choir w/ divisi | 7’00”
Results regarding finalists, runners-up, and winner will be announced soon.

2019-2020 Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation
Composers Scheme
Six Hong Kong composers under age 35 were selected to present a new four-minute
orchestral work with the HK Phil at a workshop in March 2020.
Mentored by Charlotte Bray
*Premiere of Wail – 問天 [4’00”] postponed due to COVID-19.

2019 RED NOTE Composition Competition Chorus Division (Finalist)
赤壁 – War of the Red Cliff | unaccompanied SATB choir w/ divisi | 7’00”
Final 10; selected out of 124 entries

2019 Earshot/Underwood New Music Readings (Final Round)
Living Ice – 寒川 | orchestra | 8’30”
Final round of judging, invited for resubmission.

2019 Published by the Hal Leonard Eugene Rogers Choral Series
Home | unaccompanied SATB choir | 3’30”
Catalogue number 00326085

2019 Brevard Music Center Piano Etude Composition Competition (Winner)
pocketed | solo piano etude | 2’30”
Chosen by Professor Jihye Chang (Florida State University) to be performed
by her around the U.S.

2019 Hong Kong Composers’ Guild New Generation Composition Competition
(Winner)
石林雀語 – Tiled City | string quartet | 5’00”
HKD 6000 prize and a commission from the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild