Nicholas Wong, 16
Houston, Texas

Nicholas Wong is a 16-year-old cellist who has been on a remarkable musical journey since the age of 3. He began playing the piano before transitioning to the cello at the age of 5, studying with his father before moving on to study with renowned cellist Hans Jorgen Jensen.

Nicholas has also had the privilege of studying at the Heifetz International Music Institute in 2022 and 2023, where he had the opportunity to learn from world-class cellists such as Peter Stumpf, Hannah Roberts, Amit Peled, and David Geber. This experience allowed him to deepen his understanding of music and refine his skills even further.

Nicholas’s dedication and talent have earned him numerous accolades, including the bronze medal of the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in St. Petersburg and the first prize at the 8th David Popper International Cello Competition in Hungary.

In addition to his competition successes, Nicholas has also won a number of other awards, including the Ann and Charles Eisemann International Young Artist Competition, the Houston Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, Clear Lake Symphony Concerto Competition, Houston Civic Concerto Competition, France Music Competition, 4th Gustav Mahler Prize Cello Competition, and the Houston Young Artist Concert Auditions.

Despite his focus on music, Nicholas enjoys playing soccer, hiking, traveling, and exploring different cultures through cuisine. His love of adventure and his passion for music have already taken him around the world.


Sergei Prokofiev         Sinfonia concertante in E minor for Cello, Op. 125
II. Alegro giusto

Sergei Prokofiev         Sinfonia concertante in E minor for Cello, Op. 125
III. Andante con moto

J.S. Bach.          Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
I. Prélude