Dr Chong Yew Yoong
Associate Professor of Music
Music Educator / Pianist
Dr. Chong Yew Yoong is the holder of the DMA, M.Mus and BFA(Hons) degrees. In addition, he also holds the Dip(HKAPA), ATCL, LTCL and LGSM diplomas. He received his music education in USA and Hong Kong. In addition, his further studies were in England, Italy, Hungary and Canada.
Pianists he has studied with in private lessons and masterclasses include Amanda Penick, Choi Sown Le, Mary Wu, Stephen Hough, Gary Hammond, Wilfred Delphin, Yakov Kasman and Awadagin Pratt. Some of the awards he has won include the Elizabeth Hamner Award and the Yamaha Piano Open Competition. He has been the adjudicator of the HSBC International Competition. As a performer, he has been featured in his own programme in USA on PBS-TV “Pianist At Work” and in Philippines on PTV-4 “Paco Park Presents”. As a performer, he has worked amongst others with the Brodsky Quartet, Anita Mui, Lydia Shum and Siti Nurhaliza, just to name a few. He is also a cellist, having been principal cellist in Venice Symphony Orchestra, Southern Illinois Symphony, Penang Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few. As an orchestra conductor, he was the music director of the Lam Woo Orchestra and Winter Lake Orchestra.
Dr. Chong is currently the Associate Professor and Postgraduate Coordinator at Universiti Teknologi Insititut Mara. Previously, he was the head of music department at Universiti Malaya and has also been on the faculties of Sedaya University and Polk College in USA.
Public Master Class (Saturday 19th July 2014, 10am - 12pm) - CLOSED
'Sight Reading Techniques & Taking a Piano Diploma'
Public Lecture & Recital (Sunday 20th July, 10am-12pm)
- Suggestions and tips towards sight reading.
- Performance & Discussions on Trinity Diploma repertorie.
- Fees: $10 per Observer
WHO should attend: Piano Teachers, Educators and especially for Intermediate candidates preparing for Piano Examinations.
SOLO Lessons (19 & 20 July 2014)
Do not miss this rare opportunity to learn from Dr Chong.
Only limited slots available!
- Fees: $150 per 1 Hour Slot
Venue (ALL sessions):
TCM Recital Studio @ Chinese Swimming Club (MAP)