Dr. Lucas Wong



Pianist Lucas Wong, whose life encompasses “careers of at least two or three people,” shares his “brilliant and sensitive” playing (Fanfare) and “gifts for color, nuance, and tasteful dynamic contrasts” (Gramophone) with audiences in solo and chamber recitals, as well as opera performances. With over 20 years of proven excellence across 4 continents and 12 countries in performance, masterclass teaching, and adjudication, he specializes in French music, collaborative piano, and voice coaching. Dr. Wong currently serves as a full-time Business Development Lead at The Royal Conservatory in Canada.

Dr. Wong's performances have graced renowned organizations such as Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, Banff Centre, and Songfest in LA. He has collaborated with esteemed artists including Joseph Alessi, Soovin Kim, Frank Morelli, Suzanne Mentzer, Simone Osborne, Edward Parks III, David Shifrin, Lee-Chin Siow, and Guang Yang. Solo recitals have taken him to major venues worldwide, including the Grand Hall at the University of Hong Kong and The Cobbe Collection in the U.K.

In addition to performing, Dr. Wong has served on the adjudication panel of piano competitions, including the Texas Music Teacher Association State Performance Competitions, Hong Kong Schools Music & Speech Association, Pacific Rim International Music Festival, Stony Brook International Piano Festival & Competition, the University of Florida International Piano Festival, Asia Piano Competition, and the UCSI International Piano Festival & Competition. As an active pedagogue, he has presented at the Music Teachers National Association, International Piano Professionals Association, and the Worldwide Music Conference. He has been invited to guest lecture and give masterclasses at Peking University, Seoul National University, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and The Juilliard School.

Dr. Wong's performances have been featured on CBC Radio (Canada), PBS (North Carolina/US), and RTHK Radio (Hong Kong). Notable media coverage includes a Fazioli Fourth Pedal video that attracted over 50K viewers. His CD releases include the world premiere recording of the 8 preludes from L’art de toucher le clavecin on a modern piano on Rediscovering Couperin & Rameau (Centaur), transcriptions of French sonatas and melodies for double bass and piano on Ma Chèrie Contrebasse (Centaur), and Jake Heggie’s world premiere Under the Blessing of Your Psyche Wings (The Opera America Songbook).

As a multifaceted musician, Dr. Wong transcribes and publishes music for solo piano as well as works for 16 pianists. As an educator, he offers innovative resources, such as the recent essay “The Multifunctional Pianist: The Recipe for Orchestral Color and Playing” in the NATS Journal of Singing. He is the author of “The Multi-Functional Pianist” — a four-chapter curriculum designed to strengthen pianists’ awareness of improvisational, fundamental, and piano reduction skills. He also shares insights on “Humour in Late Debussy” in The Musical Times.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Wong earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia, and both Master and Doctorate of Music from the Yale University School of Music. His teachers include Boris Berman, Tak Poon, Edward Parker, Robert Silverman, and Warren Jones. Dr. Wong was the Artistic Director of Liederfest of Suzhou, introducing singers to art songs in various languages including Chinese. He was one of the founding piano faculty members of the Soochow University School of Music, where he also served as the chamber music and collaborative piano coordinator. He has previously served as a Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Dr. Wong resides in Vancouver with his wife, Joyce, a pianist and cellist. In his free time, he enjoys working on app development for the App Store. Dr. Wong is a Fazioli and Naxos Artist.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


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Rediscovering Couperin and Rameau

Rediscovering Couperin and Rameau


On FAZIOLI F308 with four pedals: “his gifts for colour, nuance and tasteful dynamic contrasts…sexily shaped trills…the point and precision of his détaché articulation…discreet use of agogics and his mastery of the kind of overlapping finger legato…attention to detail and clear commitment unquestionably come across, abetted by fine engineering. Recommended.” (Gramophone)


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The Worldwide Music Conference (WWMC) brings the scientific world together to unite the efforts of all the sciences in music research.

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The Recipe for Orchestral Color and Playing

On the NATS Collab Corner


On the NATS Collab Corner: "As vocal pianists throughout our studies and careers, we all work with piano reductions encountered in choral and operatic repertoire..."

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The Multi-Functional Pianist

The Multi-Functional Pianist

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Innovative and Contemporary Approaches to Keyboard Harmony, Improvisation, Score Reading, and Reduction Techniques

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L'heure exquise

L'heure exquise


This disc explores transcriptions and works by J. S. Bach, Berlioz, Franck, Godowsky, Grainger, Hahn, Hess, Liszt, Mascagni, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Puccini, Schubert, Strauss, and Wong



Ma contrebasse chèrie

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Remembering Debussy

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Rediscovering Couperin & Rameau

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Scherzando Piano: Music of Debussy & Chabrier

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