About this Artist
A native of Hong Kong based in Los Angeles, Jenny Wong is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Recent conducting engagements include the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, The Industry, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Phoenix Chorale, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. In 2021, Wong was one of nine national recipients of OPERA America’s inaugural Opera Grant for Women Stage Directors and Conductors. Staged and operatic productions include the Peter Sellars staging of di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro, Sweet Land by Du Yun and Raven Chacon, and the double bill of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Kate Soper’s Voices from the Killing Jar at Long Beach Opera in collaboration with WildUp.
As chorus master, Wong has prepared choruses for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, the San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Susanna Mälkki, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Jaime Martin, and Music Academy of the West, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, winner of the 2022 Grammy® Award for Best Choral Performance, and the U.S. premiere of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion. This season, chorus master engagements also include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Wong won two consecutive World Champion titles at the World Choir Games 2010 and the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition 2011, conducting the Diocesan Girls’ School Choir based in Hong Kong. She has been a conducting fellow for the Oregon Bach Festival, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Distinguished Concerts International New York, and Hong Kong SingFest. Wong received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the University of Southern California. She earned her undergraduate degree in voice performance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.