BIOGRAPHY

Making music communicate is my choice

Jeremy Wing Kwan Wong is an accomplished Singaporean pianist and the president of World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Finland. He holds teaching positions in International School of Music Finland, where he is also the ABRSM coordinator, and Helsinki Adult Institute as a piano and theory teacher. He is also working as the pianist and music coordinator for Andreaskyrkan, Finland. Since 2017, Jeremy has been engaged as the research assistant for Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Singapore.  From 2019, he is also teaching Schenkerian analysis as an adjunct lecturer in School of Music, NAFA. 

 

As an established Classical musician, Jeremy was the best graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine arts (NAFA), after which he completed his Bachelor of Music (First class honors) at the Royal College of Music (London) under the full scholarship by National Arts Council, (NAC) and Masters of Music at Sibelius Academy. He holds an Associate and Licentiate diploma from the Trinity College of Music, London.

 

Besides Classical music, Jeremy is constantly active in other areas of performing arts such as musical theatre productions, improvised accompaniment, composition and research work. He is the prize winner in many competitions including the 7th International Piano Competition in Milan, and 26th International Music Competition ‘Vittoria Caffa Righetti Award’ where he received Second Prize for his composition work titled ‘4 Miniatures for Duo Accordions’.

 

As a strong advocate for piano and theory pedagogy, Jeremy has  given workshops and masterclasses on theory-led improvisations. His pedagogic texts includes a three-volume book on Applied Improvisation (2014) and Adult Improvisation Course for Adult learners (2018). Apart from this, he has written two academic research dissertations; on an analytical – led performance aspect of selected Schubert’s piano sonatas and the study of formal functions in the themes of Seasons op. 37 by Tchaikovsky.

Latest Project​

APPLIED IMPROVISATION SERIES:

Improvised Performances of Popular Music

These improvised performances of so called 'popular music' are distilled ideas based on the possibilities of the Applied Improvisation Method I have derived. The goal of this theory is to create your own musical personality in any improvised performance based on the fundamentals of music theory - harmony, melody, rhythm and texture.

Piano Pedagogy Materials

Music is the doorway to creative expression and communication:

 

Bridging the gap between Classical theory

and performance through my very own series

of Applied Improvisation Methods! 

 
Applied Improvisation Series (For pianists)
  • Applied Improvisation Method  Volume I - III (2014)
     

  • Applied Improvisation for Adult Learners - Beginner to Intermediate (2017)
     

  • Applied Improvisation for Adult Learners - Intermediate to Advance (2018)

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