Born and raised in Hong Kong, Pianist Shuk-Ki (Suki) Wong is a doctoral candidate in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the tutelage of Professors Christopher Taylor and Jessica Johnson. Wong has taught applied piano and group piano from positions at UW-Madison, Madison College and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. With her interest in cultivating enthusiasm of students in music learning in the community, she also teaches students with financial hardship through the UW-Madison Piano Pedagogy Lab and Piano Pioneers Outreach Program.
Wong has performed internationally in Hong Kong, Australia, Portugal and Germany, and has named as the winner of the Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Competition, UW Beethoven Competition and Concerto Competition. As a collaborator, Wong works closely with UW faculty, and is sponsored by Dr. Kato Perlman as a member of the Perlman Piano Trio at UW. One highlight includes the world premiere of Daniel Kessner’s Metamorphoses with Daniel Grabois, Associate Professor of Horn at UW. Another highlight is a recording of the complete bassoon works of Bitsch, including the never-before-recorded bassoon and piano works Partita, Passepied, and Rondoletto.
Wong has presented her research in piano pedagogy at conferences such as the Music Teachers National Association Piano Pedagogy Symposium and the World Piano Conference in Serbia. She also conducted workshops ranging from piano playing-related injuries, cross-cultural issues, to creating quality learning experiences for students with learning disabilities. Wong has also given music lectures to a broad range of audiences––from students at UW student organizations, to scientists and researchers at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Degrees, Awards, and Memberships
Wong is a doctoral candidate in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She obtained her Bachelor of Music degree and Diploma of Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with the support of the First Initiative Foundation Music scholarship and Grantham scholarship. After the completion of her bachelor’s degree, Wong was granted the prestigious Molly McAulay Memorial Scholarship and Felix Switzer Memorial Award to fully support her Master of Music degree at the University of Sydney, Australia.