Geraldine Ong, D.M.A.
Winner of numerous awards and prizes, Ong has performed solo and collaborative recitals in the U.S., Europe, and Asia including a debut at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., and Parc de Bel Ebat in France, where Ravel’s Piano Trio was premiered. She has performed concerti with the Houston Symphony, Houston Civic Symphony, Symphony North of Houston, New Orleans Civic Symphony, and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Ong has collaborated with the Da Camera of Houston Young Artist, Greenbriar Consortium, Houston Grand Opera Co., and AURA Contemporary Ensemble. Her performances have been featured on Fox Television Network KRIV Channel-26, Chicago’s WFMT 98.7 FM – Chicago’s Classical and Folk Music radio, and KUHA 91.7 FM radio The Front Row. Ong’s recent accolades include special recognition at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, fourth place and audience prize at the Ima Hogg National Concerto Competition, first place at the New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition, and third place at the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition.
Ong currently serves as Assistant Professor of Applied and Collaborative Piano at Valley City State University. Previously, she served as adjunct faculty at Houston Community College and University of Houston. Ong received a Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Houston Moores School of Music studying with renowned pedagogue Nancy Weems. She was a recipient of the University of Houston Presidential Graduate Fellowship, awarded to students of exceptional caliber who represent extraordinary academic credentials. Prior to doctoral studies, she received master's and bachelor's degrees from Northwestern University and Missouri State University. Past principle teachers include Alan Chow, Wei-Han Su, and Chong-Lim Ng.
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