Violinist Kenny Wong returns to Richmond for performance

by  Staff Writer - Richmond Review

posted Apr 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Violinist Kenny Wong will perform with the Richmond Orchestra Saturday, April 13.

Wong, a Matthew McNair grad who moved to Montreal to complete a music degree at McGill University, will perform Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. Also on the program is Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.

His studies began at age six with Lorraine Grescoe. He's participated in many music festivals and has also been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Richmond Youth Arts Award, World Chinese Entrepreneur Convention Special Talent Award, and the B.C. Arts Council Scholarship.

Wong is now playing the season with the Appassionata Chamber Orchestra in Montreal and occasionally plays with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Laval Symphony Orchestra and Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra. Recently, he performed with the Vancouver Film Orchestra, for Michael Buble’s Crazy Love album, as well as in concert with Il Divo.

Wong is now studying acting and voice. He has performed on the stage in a variety of musical theatre productions and also teaches violin.

The April 13 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 Westminster Hwy.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $6 for children ages six to 12. Children under six are free. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 604-276-2747.