Hailed by the press for his “remarkable technical skills,” “hall-filling tone,” “moments of magic” and “expressive poetry with great intensity,” cellist Alvin Wong performs as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia in celebrated venues such as Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. He has collaborated with eminent musicians such as Philippe Entremont, Charles Castleman, Ani Kavafian and Jian Wang, among others.
A sought-after teacher and pedagogue, Alvin currently serves on the cello faculty of the Hannover University of Music, Theatre and Media in Germany. Previously he was a full-time lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Australia). He also taught at Connecticut College (USA). Additionally, Alvin gives regular masterclasses across Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the United States. His comprehensive pedagogical approach has helped students to win competitions as well as teaching and orchestral positions in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.
In 2015, Alvin founded and directed the inaugural Melbourne Cello Festival to “a huge success…buzzing with excitement from day one. Well run and inspiring!” reported by Stringendo, the national Australian strings magazine. The festival returned to great acclaim in 2017.