Two Talents Reunite for Piano Recital in Hong Kong

Nyack College faculty bring more than their mastery of a discipline to the classroom. Their students benefit from the knowledge, mentoring, and talent of these extraordinary men and women, who present papers at conferences, share their expertise as workshop panelists or headline performances in the fine arts.

On July 30, Dr. Tammy Lum (pictured left), School of Music professor, will be featured in a piano duo recital at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre with her childhood friend, Dr. Wendy Wong. Life paths brought Dr. Lum to the U.S. to study music and Dr. Wong to the U.K. to study medicine. The Hong Kong Music Festival Competition brought them together as young girls and music will reunite them in “A Musical Tale of Two Cities,” a program of music by Bach, Debussy, Gershwin, Mozart and Albeniz.

Dr. Lum, who made her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in 1990, is a critically acclaimed international concert pianist, winner of numerous competitions, recording artist, master class clinician, and competition judge. Dr. Lum is also the founder of Nyack College’s Amasi Trio and the Hudson River Pianofest. Dr. Wong is a physician who made her first piano solo debut at the age of seven and has won competitions in Hong Kong as well as in England, where she placed first in the Bach and Mozart competitions.

“Ballade and Ballad” and “My Treasure Box” (Hugo Productions, Inc., 1999) are Dr. Lum’s piano solo recordings and with The Amasi Trio, she is featured on “Piano Trios: Parker, Rachmaninoff, Chaminade, Liljestrand & Piazzolla.”