Jerry Wong, piano

Friday, March 3 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


Described by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Martin Bernheimer as “eloquent and elegant … (with) passion and introspection … sensitivity and a finely honed sense of style" and praised by the Orange County Register for “clean technique, forthright sound and a straightforward approach to classical textures,” pianist Jerry Wong has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in such prestigious settings as the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, National Concert Hall of Taipei, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Opera City Hall in Tokyo, PianoForte in Chicago, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Shriver Hall in Baltimore and Weill Recital Hall in New York City. His performances have been broadcast on the Bravo! Kent State Arts Network, Finnish National Radio, HCTV (Ohio), Nippon Television (Japan), Radio Video Mediterranean (Italy), WCLV (Cleveland), WKSU (Ohio) and WWFM (New York). In 2010, Wong released his debut CD on the MSR Classics label, which has garnered international praise. Wong is a Steinway Artist.  http://www.kent.edu/cde/youth/piano-institute/instructors/dr-jerry-wong


HIGHLIGHTS


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