Dr. Lucas Wong does music teaching (in person and remote), masterclass, adjudication, performance (solo and collaborative), music-releated consultation, and web and app development.
6 iOS Apps available on the App Store
4D Piano Pocket Player is the perfect solution when it comes to playing back any piano track in multiple speeds and transpositions. Mandarin Pinyin & IPA Central and Cantonese Jyutping & IPA Central transcribe any scanned or inputted Chinese text into speech and pronunciation instantly and accurately.
Article on the Collab Corner in the NATS Journal of Singing
"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..."
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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.
“Put simply, Lucas Wong’s piano interpretations of Couperin and Rameau yield nothing to Marcelle Meyer, Alexandre Tharaud or Angela Hewitt for sensitivity and refinement…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. In-depth analyses of three particular études (Pour les octaves, Pour les degrés chromatiques, and Pour les notes répétées) elucidate the role of humour, which is often neglected in late Debussy style. Humour provides a vital source of pleasure for performers of the Douze études, but it also functioned as a medical cure for Debussy, allowing him to compose during a period of significant global and personal turmoil.
"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
"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