Karen Wong - flute

Online Recital: Karen Wong – flute
Jan Willem Nelleke – piano

Thursday 16th September, 2021, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Karen Wong – flute
Jan Willem Nelleke – piano

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Recorded live at St Bride’s on Tuesday 13th July.

I Clarke

Touching the Ether

A Jolivet

Cinq Incantations
A. Pour accueillir les négociateurs – et que l’entreveu soit pacifique
(To welcome the negotiators – may the meeting may be peaceful)

S Karg-Elert

Suite Pointillistique
iii. Scherzo (from Diavolina und Innocenz)

Impressions Exotiques
iii. Colibri
iv. Lotus
v. Evocation of Brahma

A Jolivet

Cinq Incantations
D. Pour une communion sereine de l’être avec le monde
(For a serene communion of humankind with the world)

B Bartók

Suite Paysanne Hongroise for flute and piano
Vieilles danses No 1-9


The Artists

Hong Kong-born flautist Karen Wong Ka Wing is pursuing a Master’s in Performance – Orchestral Artistry at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is studying flute, piccolo and Baroque flute with Philippa Davies, Sarah Newbold, Ian Clarke, Christopher Green and Lisa Beznosiuk. She was awarded first-class honours for her Bachelor of Arts in Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, under the tutelage of Ivy Chuang on flute and piccolo. As a devoted chamber and orchestral player, Karen has played in the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall Opera Orchestra, Guildhall Baroque Orchestra and the Ponte Orchestra and Singers. She had been on Asia concert tours with the 28th and 29th Asian Youth Orchestra. She appeared as concerto soloist with the Chung Chi Orchestra, CUHK in 2018. Over the past years, Karen has been a frequent prize winner in various music competitions. She won 2nd Prize in the British Flute Society Young Artist Competition 2021 and was winner of the Flute Flight Online Competition 2020. She has also given solo performances in New York, Berlin and London. Karen is actively engaged in education and outreach services and cross-art collaborations. She has been shadowing in LSO Discovery and creating multi-media artworks with illustrators and contemporary dance artists. In recognition of her academic and music achievements, she attained the Guildhall School Concert Recital Diploma for exceptional performance and is the awardee of the Help Musicians Postgraduate Award 2021.
Instagram: wkw_music

Dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke‘s exceptional qualities as a duo partner have been widely recognised; his playing has been praised for his ‘sparkling raindrops, rich chords and beautiful interludes’ and an ‘ever alert co-operation with the soloist’. Himself a noted composer of songs and chamber music, he has also produced a large number of arrangements that have found their way into the repertoire. Recordings include chamber music by Poulenc, works for cello and piano by Schumann, song cycles by Schubert and Fauré, as well as the Gershwin Piano Concerto following a critically lauded performance at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Recently a new recording of songs by female composers with mezzo soprano Bettina Smith has been released. In addition to his performance schedule Jan Willem Nelleke is in great demand as a coach. He teaches at the Royal Conservatoire (The Hague) and at the Franz-Schubert-Institut (Austria) of which he is a board member.

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