KUCHING: Musician Wendy Yong will be hosting a vocal concert at the Old Court House Auditorium on Feb 28.
Kuching born Wendy is a renowned soprano in Malaysian classical music scene.
Like most musicians, she began her musical endeavour as a pianist at the age of six.
While still in her early teens, she was involved in and contributed tremendously to the development of the local Chinese ensemble.
Today she plays a variety of instruments including Yang Qing, Gu Zheng and Chinese drums. She also conducts.
In 1997, she graduated from the Singapore Nanyang Academy of Arts, majoring in both piano and classical singing under the guidance of Jennifer Chew and Zhou Ming Lun.
She obtained her degree in Middlesex University London, and studied under renowned soprano Jennifer Caren.
Wendy taught and performed both locally and overseas after she graduated, making numerous appearances with the SONS symphony orchestra under the baton of Datuk Marcus Leong and No Black Tie.
Wendy was invited to record the poetry singing of renowned Sarawak-born poet Wu-An, and has presented many of his poetries in the Wu-An recital.
In 2018, Wendy moved back to Kuching and began giving vocal lessons to local talents, which she has been doing ever since.
In her spare time Wendy would sit as judge in singing competitions.
Next month’s concert, themed “My Music My Life” is part of her relentless effort at uncovering new talents.
To attend the concert, tickets of RM70 each can be purchased at Classic Music Conservatory (1TJ), Life Cafe (at Jalan Padungan, Jalan Song, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce) or Creative Communication Consultant (Jalan Mendu).
For more details, y contact Weeda at 012-4714500 or Mike at 019-7979111.