Born and raised in Hong Kong, Adrian Wong (b. 1999) creates engaging and moving music full of imagery, drama, and unapologetic conviction. Adrian takes inspiration from a wide array of subjects, from the impending climate crisis to matters of identity and social justice, as well as life’s smaller things, from the lullabies his mother sang to his favorite foods’ tastes and textures.
Adrian’s pieces have been performed or recorded by ensembles such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, h2 Saxophone Quartet, and the NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. He has also been commissioned by Hub New Music, the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, Cong Quartet, and NOĒMA, among others. He is a winner of the Red Note New Music Festival Composition Competition, the American Prize in Composition, and the Hong Kong New Generation Composition Competition.
Adrian is currently pursuing a M.M. in composition at the Curtis Institute of Music where he is the Milton L. Rock Composition Fellow, studying with Amy Beth Kirsten, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Nick DiBerardino, Richard Danielpour, and Steve Mackey. Adrian received a B.M. in music composition at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, studying with Bright Sheng and Kristin Kuster.