The Trust’s first Resident Music Scholar was Jack Wong, who lived at the Trust’s Kensington house while studying for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, from 2013 to 2019. Jack gave his final summer concert for the Trust in June 2019. The programme from the event which includes Jack’s tribute to the Founder who had personally invited him to stay at the house, is here.
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Jack Wong was a friend of the Founder, Dr Anderson, and first came to the UK from Hong Kong to study music at Harrow School in 2011. He subsequently became a student of violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music and will complete his undergraduate studies in 2017. Jack has been offered a place on the ‘Artist Masters – Performance (Repetiteur)’ programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama commencing autumn 2017, and will become the Trust’s first resident music scholar for the two-year duration of the course.
Jack is a pianist, violinist and conductor, and the founder of the Hornton Chamber Orchestra (HCO), named after Hornton Street, location of the Trust’s Kensington house, and the former home of the Founder. Jack and the HCO have given numerous performances to great acclaim, many of which can be viewed online including the following recital of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64:
Jack’s talents have also drawn the attention of the media, including most recently Classic FM (‘Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 played on four pianos is both nuts and amazing’).
A list of Jack and the HCO’s forthcoming performances are available via the Orchestra’s website, here.