Dr. Lucas Wong does music teaching (in person and remote), masterclass, adjudication, performance (solo and collaborative), music-releated consultation, and web and app development.
Piano tracks made easy
Create and recreate your piano tracks at your fingertips easily and seamlessly. The app include innovative functions such as realtime transposition, speed adjustment, chord recognition, fermata, and skip ahead. In addition to 500 readily available sample tracks from string methods to opera arias, user may also import a custom MIDI file.
Get a Quote for the Next Gig
A useful calculator that illustrates the importance of psychological and other factors that come into play, when determining a fair fee for a collaborative service! As you change any parameter, such as engagement type, length, extra practice time, traveling time, impression of the gig, and ranking in your field, the app would do the calculation for you instantly.
40000+ Poems and Arias
Find song and aria texts in one centralized spot! Containing over 40000 unique entries, with famous poems, lyrics, and aria texts, primarily in English, German, Italian, and French, this app lets you easily highlight, cut, copy, paste, edit, and make notes within the text body. Thematic recitals, anyone?
Speak and Sing with Confidence
Transcribe any scanned or inputted French text into speech and IPA in real time! International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) system provide significant assistance to foreign speakers and singers, when it comes to pronouncing French texts authentically. This app allows you to both see and hear the pronunciation as you scan or enter the text.
Perfect the Pronunciation
Among 20000 Chinese characters, about 2000 of them hold multiple pronunciations according to the meaning and situation. Having an accurate reference for the different pronunciation is certainly important. This app aims to address these pitfalls better than many existing resources elsewhere. This app supports picture recognition in very high accuracy.
Snap. Type. Listen. Read.
In this app, you will find all Cantonese slang words to be recognized. It supports both traditional and simplified input with unlimited amount of text or scanned text. Enjoy the ability of looking at all alternative pronunciations, while hearing the text to be spoken back through the text-to-speech function.
With IPA and Yale Romanization
Transcribe any Korean character into Yale Romanization and IPA automatically, along with text-to-speech capability. Both Yale Romanization and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) systems provide significant assistance to foreign singers, when it comes to pronouncing Korean texts authentically. This app allows you to both see and hear the pronunciation as you enter the text.
The Multifunctional Pianist: The Recipe for Orchestral Color and Playing
"As vocal pianists throughout our studies and careers, we all work with piano reductions encountered in choral and operatic repertoire. Singers, who study these works through the lens of a piano score or reduction, depend on accompanists’ or coaches’ expertise in realizing these scores, while adapting accordingly to different needs in their preparation..."
The world's best web app solution for realtime accompaniment
A collaborative web app for accompanists and artists. Allows for realtime, low latency rehearsal with a tapping or automation trigger, or an actual pianist through a midi keyboard over WebRTC video chat. Subscription required. 4D Piano has been featured on the NATS Journal of Singing, The Opera Database, and SoCal Vocalist Relief Fund livestreams.
Innovative and Contemporary Approaches to Keyboard Harmony, Improvisation, Score Reading, and Reduction Techniques.
Over the course of five chapters, the trajectory of skills is examined in an “A-to-Z” approach. “A” is perhaps a piano major with some formal functional keyboard training, while “Z” is the keyboard wizard, at the graduate level, who possesses a great functional capacity as a successful collaborative pianist.
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)
Multiple Perspectives of Douze études.
Through detailed examination and comparison, Claude Debussy’s Douze études — originally organized into two volumes — are regrouped according to four tendencies that may be useful to contemporary performers: chopinesque, homage, avant-garde, and parody/humour. Humour is the most prominent of these, from the first bar of a child-like study to sophisticated allusions to Emmanuel Chabrier’s music.
"As long a teacher of collaborative pianists, I have been most concerned in this pandemic about the current lack of successful solutions for partnering singers. I have searched carefully for technology that really works and 4D Piano is the only solution I have found. Amazingly, it is the answer for our current desperation, but it is a superior solution for all times. Invented by a superb pianist, Lucas Wong, whom I have known well for some years as a versatile performer and teacher in solo, chamber, song, and operatic repertoire, 4D Piano not only meets the needs of singers, but it trains them rhythmically, in ways we often neglect, through visual sharing of the piano part. It also trains pianists who, while not actually playing the piano, are in the same collaborative relationship at any given moment by just the movement of a finger! As the operator of 4D Piano, one can partner in ritardandi, accelerandi, and fermati as well as in leadership and sensitive following of a singer just as one would do when actually playing for the singer. There is no lag time and real and detailed ensemble is possible! Thank you, Lucas!"
Collaborative Performing and Recording Pianist
The Juilliard School Emerita
I have been using 4D Piano on the web for all of my vocal coachings as well as rehearsing for several recitals. Having a clear, instantaneous piano sound (no lag) has been a tremendous help in these sessions. Depending on internet speeds, we (singer and pianist) have experienced very low latency synchronicity while making music. 4D Piano is by far the easiest to use and most inexpensive low-latency platform that I have found for a singer/pianist or instrumental/pianist to use. Having access to the library of tracks and the ability to record and play 4D piano tracks (or use ANY user-created or user-owned midi) file in the 4D system is a game changer. My students are also benefiting from the 4D Piano Pocket Player in the iOS App store. I can record tracks using the 4D web browser or my own DAW and deliver them to singers for use in the iOS app, with tempo adjustments, transposition, fermata, and jump to next chord features. Even as we fully return to in-person collaboration, I expect that 4D Piano will continue to be used as an option-rich resource for collaboration when geographic distance, travel costs and time constraints remain in view, as a supplement and tool for online teaching and rehearsing. I believe there are many possible applications for the 4D LiveCast platform, enabling up to 250 users to hear one pianist playing simultaneously, particularly for choral groups, younger instrumentalists in rehearsal. For users who wish to prioritize the experience of making live music over a real-time evaluation of performance, this software could be a tremendous boon.
Dr. Casey Robards
"His playing is both brilliant and sensitive, and his tone is like a pearl necklace… Wong builds up a tremendous head of steam, and he does it without ever raising his voice, so to speak. Even in the smaller works, though, he makes a big impression."
"In Wong’s hands, the clarity and deeply expressive moods and colors of the eight preludes come across with the greatest beauty and assurance, leading us to marvel that, apparently, no other pianists have ever recorded this work…Wong’s performances in this recital made the point come across with a greater clarity than I’d ever imagined."
Atlanta Audio Club