Adrian Wong

Composer, 2020

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Adrian Wong (b.1999) strives to create music that is engaging to perform and listen to, and aims to create an emotional connection with his audience through imagery, drama, and unapologetic conviction. Adrian’s music takes inspiration from a wide array of subjects, ranging from the natural world, intersections of Chinese and Western culture, his identity as a Hongkonger, to the day-to-day occurrences in life. His music has been performed at the Brevard Music Center, Midwest Composers Symposium, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, University of North Texas, Bard College, Radio Television Hong Kong, Tokyo Daiichi Seimei Hall, and other venues and concerts. 

Adrian has also been commissioned by notable ensembles and musicians, including the Diocesan Choral Society, the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, Lois Jecklin for Christ Church Georgetown, and the Aurora Winds. Adrian was selected to participate in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme, and he won first prize in the Hong Kong New Generation 2019 Composition Competition. Adrian is also a published artist—his choral piece Home is currently under Hal Leonard’s Eugene Rogers Choral Series.

Adrian is a rising senior pursuing a B.M. in composition at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, studying with Bright Sheng, having previously studied with Kristin Kuster. He also had lessons with Dan Visconti, David Dzubay, Jennifer Higdon, and Robert Aldridge during the Fresh Inc Festival and at the Brevard Music Center, and studied with Ng Wah-hei during secondary school.