Local Musicians Concert Series
Dom Pedro V Theatre
The Macao International Music Festival continues to launch Bravo Macao! concert series to promote local classical music development and celebrate young music talents. The first concert features the sixteen-year-old violinist Lo Cheng Io and the multi-award winning pianist Suiong Wong. They will take the stage with a total of four virtuosic pieces of varied styles.
Lo Cheng Io began learning violin with Wang Hao since she was six years old. By the age of 13, she has won first prizes at the Macao Young Musicians Competition (MYMC) and the 2014 Cultural Affairs Bureau Prize. In 2014, Lo pursued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Nicholas Mann, and was granted the Kate Bamberger Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau Scholarship. She is currently the concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra at the Precollege Division of the Manhattan School of Music.
Suiong Wong holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Wright State University and the New York University Steinhardt School respectively. She studied with Dr. Jackson Leung and Eduardus Halim, the last pupil of Vladimir Horowitz. Wong is a winner of the Cultural Affairs Bureau Prize in the 27th MYMC, a three-time winner of the Wright State University Student Honors Recital, and many other competitions, and a recipient of multiple scholarships, including the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau Scholarship and the Wright State University Scholarship. She is now a renowned pianist and a music educator in Vermont and is frequently on tour.
Lo Cheng Io, Violin
Suiong Wong, Piano
Piano Accompaniment: Yang Xiaofan
Lo Cheng Io
J. Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, op. 108
C. Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor for Violin and Piano, op. 28
F. Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 935, op. posth. 142
A. Scriabin: Vers la flamme, op. 72
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval