Caleb Wong

Cello

Caleb Wong

​Caleb grew up in a small town in rural New South Wales, where he began studying the cello at the age of six under Takao Mitzushima and continued under Uzi Wiesel for seven years.

He was awarded both an LMusA in cello, and an AMusA in piano, both with Distinction by the age of 15. In 2019, Caleb finished three and a half years of study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under Howard Penny.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the AYO Accenture Scholarship and the Ernest Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship to participate at the Keshet Eilon Strings Mastercourse in Israel. In his commencing year at ANAM, he was the co-recipient of the Most Outstanding Performance in a Solo Recital award. He was also a finalist in the 2016 and 2018 ANAM Concerto Competitions, taking first place in 2018 performing Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra. In the past two years he performed as concert soloist in The Australian Ballet production Verve playing Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky with Orchestra Victoria in Melbourne and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Sydney. During his third year at ANAM, he performed the Debussy Cello Sonata with Kathryn Stott which was broadcast on ABC Classic FM.

As a regular member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, he toured with them throughout Europe and Asia in 2016 and again three years later as principle cello. Last year, Caleb was awarded the String Player award at the Gisborne International Competition. He has participated in numerous cello masterclasses including classes with Alban Gerhardt and Kyril Zlotnikov, and as a pianist with Lang Lang. He has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM, Fine Music 102.5, ArtSound FM in Canberra and many others.

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