Wong Doe Performs with Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand

Posted on 8/13/2018 8:29:20 PM

Henry Wong Doe at the Auckland Town HallHenry Wong Doe, IUP piano faculty member, performed as guest soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Wong Doe performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s popular Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op. 18 to a sold-out house. Wong Doe collaborated with Swedish conductor Tobia Ringborg, and the event was live broadcast on the New Zealand national radio channel Concert FM.

The New Zealand Herald (read full review here) music critic William Dart wrote of Wong Doe’s playing: “Soloist Henry Wong Doe took on its many challenges with ease, unruffled by glittering passagework and bringing just the right heft to forests of chords.”

Wong Doe also gave a masterclass to students at his alma mater, the University of Auckland, as part of the invitation.

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