Biography

Conductor

A native of Hong Kong now based in Los Angeles, JENNY WONG is the Associate Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. She was one of nine national recipients of Opera America’s inaugural Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors, for conducting Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Kate Soper’s Voices from the Killing Jar with Long Beach Opera, in collaboration with WildUp. This season marks her conducting debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series and the Pasadena Symphony. Other recent conducting engagements have included Peter Sellars’s staging of Lagrime di San Pietro, the opera Sweet Land by Du Yun with The Industry, the Phoenix Chorale, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, as well as the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. She makes her debut under San Francisco Symphony auspices at this performance.

Ms. Wong has prepared choruses for Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki, Eric Whitacre, María Guinand, and Music Academy of the West, including the US premiere of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recent release of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 on Deutsche Grammophon, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the University of Southern California and earned her undergraduate degree in voice from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign