photo by: fion fong, edwin so

Wong Foo Jeng is a Malaysian composer and pianist based in New York. The craft of storytelling informs his musical character. His work often draws inspiration from jazz and classical music.

He is a recipient of the New Chamber Ballet Commission and is the first prize winner of the El Paso Original Music/New Ideas Competition. He was also a finalist for The American Prize in Composition.

Wong’s work has been presented at the St. Petersburg New Music Festival, Sao Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center, Borneo Jazz Festival, Ilham Gallery and more.

Wong is the artistic director of the BeComEnsemble, a New York City based contemporary music ensemble that prioritizes the programming of musical and interdisciplinary works by young artists of the highest caliber.

His goal is to create stories from his art, and to uncover beauty in the tradition and evolution of music.