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Ming Fong

Degrees & Studies

B.M., University of Kansas; M.M., Rice University



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 1995

Born In

Beijing, China

Performances & Distinctions

Ming Fong is one of the most active musicians of his generation in his native country. He has successfully given concerts in most major concert halls in China, including the National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Tsinghua Center for Arts Education to name a few. His concert highlights include the acclaimed performance of Rachmaninoff Second Concerto in the ten thousand-seat Great Hall of People in Beijing with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra of Russia on its first historic visit to China, and his China-premiere performance of Shostakovich First Concerto with Beijing Symphony Orchestra. Other notable performances include successful concert tours appearing as a concerto soloist with Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin Symphony Orchestras, the Guangzhou Philharmonic and Harbin Opera House Orchestra in addition to numerous solo and chamber music concerts throughout China.

Mr. Fong has performed extensively in his adopted home in the United States, including solo recitals in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and Steinway Hall in NYC; appearance at the Aspen Music Festival and Summit Music Festival; and concerto performance with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Hutchinson Symphony Orchestras, the Southeastern Music Center Orchestra and the Lawrence Chamber. In 2004, Ming Fong founded the Beijing International Music Festival & Academy (www.bimfa.org) — the first and only international music festival of its kind in the historic Chinese capital. Ming Fong won the Grand Prize of the Edmund and Thelma Miller Young Artists’ Competition, the First Prize of the Naftzger Young Artists’ Auditions and the Third Prize of the Kingsville International Piano Competition. He was also a finalist in the Pro Musicis International Competition in New York City. Mr. Fong currently resides in New York City where he serves on the piano faculties of The Music Conservatory of Westchester and The Third Street Music School Settlement.

Teaching Philosophy

“I encourage my students to develop a disciplined and comprehensive approach to learning the piano. Building strong techniques, understanding the history and theory of music, presentation of performance, enjoying one’s own playing and participation in ensembles are all essential and inseparable aspects of learning music. I believe this surely leads to the ultimate fulfillment “Joy of Music” in life.”