David Wong (cello)
David started his cello lessons with GE Wu, a disciple of Paul Tortelier, at the age of fifteen when he was admitted to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Junior Music Programme. He then studied cello performance with Ray WANG when he entered the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he graduated in 1995. In a masterclass he played for the late Paul Olefsky whose teachers included Gregor Piatigorsky, Pablo Casals, Herbert von Karajan and Pierre Monteux. His cello playing has also been inspired by WONG Wai-ming, the founding concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
In the past two decades David has been performing in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Uruguay, United Kingdom, United States, as well as in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. In summer 2014, David was invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.