A native of Hong Kong, Jenny Wong was one of the youngest conductors to win two consecutive World Champion titles at the World Choir Games (China, 2010) and the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition (Germany, 2011), conducting the Diocesan Girls' School Choir from Hong Kong. Wong has conducted and performed in Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, China, and across the United States.
Wong assumed the position of Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2017, after first becoming Assistant Conductor in 2016. She made her solo conducting debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall conducting the six Bach Motets BWV 225-230, and has conducted on various Master Chorale programs, including the premiere of Moira Smiley's five-movement Time in Our Voices. She has prepared choruses for Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki, Eric Whitacre, María Guinand, and Music Academy of the West.
This season, outside of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wong conducts the LA Master Chorale in performances of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro, staged by Peter Sellars, at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico, at Carolina Performing Arts at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Wong will also conduct Grammy-winning ensemble Phoenix Chorale in Phoenix, Arizona, as a finalist candidate for their Artistic Director position.
Wong has been a conducting fellow for the Oregon Bach Festival, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Distinguished Concerts International New York and Hong Kong SingFest. She assisted Matthew Halls in Verdi’s Requiem at Oregon Bach Festival, and has conducted the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra with Hong Kong SingFest. In Hong Kong, Wong founded and directed her own female youth chorus, Flow Women’s Voices. Wong was assistant conductor of the Donald Brinegar Singers.
Wong received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the University of Southern California, where she also taught choral conducting, was conductor of the USC Apollo Men’s Choir and recipient of the USC Chamber Singers Award. She earned her undergraduate degree in voice performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with highest honors. Previous positions also include Visiting Instructor of Choral Activities at University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, where she prepared choruses for Peter Jaffe and the Stockton Symphony, and Interim Choirmaster at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA. She has given lectures on Chinese choral music and is an active clinician for choirs. As a singer, Wong sang back-up for Elton John at the 2013 Emmy Awards and for Barry Manilow. In 2007 she gained 3rd place at the 62nd Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod vocal solo competition in Wales.