Teacher of Trumpet
Edwin Wong is a versatile performer and educator based in Hong Kong. Through his works, Edwin wishes to serve the classical music scene of Hong Kong by inspiring audiences and young musicians through performing and teaching. Regardless of the genres, his goal is to make all music accessible and fun for his audiences.
Edwin has performed with many orchestras and ensembles, including Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. He played with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and Rutgers Wind Ensemble. Edwin is also an enthusiastic chamber musician, where he performed with Rutgers Trumpet Ensemble and gave a brass quintet recital with Raritan River Brass. With his keen interest in period instrument performance of Baroque music, Edwin was featured as the solo trumpeter in Rutgers Baroque Players’ concert, performing Henry Purcell’s Trumpet Sonata on baroque trumpet.
Attending the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summer of 2019, Edwin received coaching and performed in masterclasses by the members of American Brass Quintet, Thomas Hooten, Raymond Mase, Stuart Stephenson, and Louis Hanzlick. During the span of a month, he gave weekly performances with his chamber group Raritan River Brass in various spots in Aspen. Edwin was also selected to participate the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival in summers of 2017 and 2018, where he studied with Eric Aubier and David Bilger.
Edwin holds a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His primary teachers include Kenneth DeCarlo, John Sheppard, and Christopher Moyse.