Dr. Rosalind Wong
Film & Visual Media | Concert Works
Award-winning composer and virtuoso pianist Wan Rosalind Wong is the consummate renaissance woman. As a versatile composer, her compositions have appeared in both classical and commercial settings. She is the first prize winner of RecChange's 2021 international film scoring competition. After graduating with her doctorate in piano performance, Dr. Wong studied composition under the guidance of Grammy-Award winning composer Richard Danielpour. As a Women In Animation (WIA) mentorship circle mentee, Rosalind received mentorship and training from Catherine Joy. Since recently joining the music industry as a media composer, she has completed more than ten projects in video game animations, short films, and commercials-- some of which have garnered a cult following on YouTube. As an avid new music creator and performer, she had an East Coast premiere of a commissioned piece for Horn and Piano, SPIRES THAT SOAR, RIVULETS THAT RUN (2022) in Baltimore with Dr. Rachel O'Connor, and performed Unsuk Chin's SUBITO CON FORZA (2020) as well as Benjamin Britten's WAR REQUIEM (1961-62) at the Walt Disney Hall with AYS.
Her interest in story-telling and film media drew her to the accomplishment of triple bachelors of art in music, English, and communication studies. She studied post-production sound with Skywalker Sound's Alyssa Nevarez.
Society of Composers and Lyricists - Associate Member
Alliance for Women Film Composers - Professional Member
Women In Animation Mentorship
Rise Up Animation
Women In Media Professional Member
Women's Audio Mission
VISUAL PROJECTS WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC
War Requiem with American Youth Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall
February 25th, 2023
Solo Concert | Chamber Collaborator | Improvisation | Recording Artist
Rosalind Wan Wong received her doctorate of musical arts under the direction of concert pianist Inna Faliks at UCLA in 2017. Her role in the music world includes soloist, composer, collaborative pianist, orchestral pianist, arranger, and improvisationist.
Rosalind received accolades from numerous competitions and organizations, including the Quick Bowman Competition, Atwater Kent Competition, and Aspen Summer Music Festival. She served as the Henry Brittan and Maxwell Siemons Piano Chair at AYS from 2018-2022. With AYS, she performed at venues such as Walt Disney Concert hall and the Academy Museum. She enjoys performing solo concerti with orchestras, including Rachmaninoff's 2nd with the Irvine Symphony, Mozart's last piano concerto with UCLA Philharmonia, Grieg's A minor piano concerto with UCLA Symphony, and Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano Trumpet and Strings with Alias Brass's Jon Bhatia. She gave the West Coast premiere of Vítězslava Kaprálová’s Piano Concerto in D Minor with conductor Geoffrey Pope in March 2023. She was also the winner of the AYS alumni concerto competition in 2023. As a member of the Alliance for Woman Film Composers, she is a proud supporter of woman and minority composers.
By the end of elementary school, she completed the highest grade possible from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. In middle school, she obtained the performance diploma at ABRSM. She graduated Pianist of the Year and concerto competition winner from Orange County School of the Arts, where she received training in chamber music, jazz piano, theory and composition, and collaborative piano with instrumentalists, vocalists, and ballet accompaniment. In high school, her main teacher was Dr. Lorna Griffitt. She performed Bartok’s third piano concerto with the OCSA symphony. Rosalind had the honor to perform for Marvin Hamlisch alongside the music and theater department and was one of pianist Ingrid Fliter's first-ever masterclass pupils. She is herself a passionate educator at charter schools, for music programs and private students of Larchmont charter, Harvard-Westlake, SAMO high, Archer School for Girls, St. Margaret’s Episcopal, and Hamilton High.
Rosalind studied music with Walter Ponce for her undergraduate degree at UCLA. Under the Camarades chamber program, Rosalind performed an extensive repertoire of piano trios, quartets, and quintets, including Gabriel Faure's Piano Quartet No. 2 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art along-side string faculty Guillaume Sutre. Rosalind also participated in the New Music ensemble, Contempo Flux, directed by pianist Gloria Chang. In her performance of "O, King" by Luciano Berio, she worked with vocalist India Carney. Rosalind also performed for composer John Adam's birthday celebration in his "Son of Chamber Symphony". She was a founding member in the Sonnets and Sonatas series at the Getty and Hammer Museum.
Most recently, you can find her streaming on AppleTV’s Philharmonic Fantastique by Mason Bates, in theaters as the pianist on Meg Ryan’s “What Happens Later”, and the composer of a few short films undergoing the festival circuit.
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