Violinist Mabel Wong is an active performer and educator in Malaysia. She has been involved in a wide range of professional projects, from chamber music and orchestral playing to education at both pre-tertiary and tertiary levels. She has performed with Ensemble Virama, Malaysia Bach Festival, Selangor Symphony Orchestra, Kamerata KL, Kuala Lumpur City Opera, Yin Qi, Attune and Wicked Music People. She was also invited to present at the JB Classical Music Festival and ABRSM Teacher Conference in 2018 and 2019.
With over 15 years of teaching experience, Mabel is a sought-after violin educator known for her passion and dedication in the field. Her pedagogical approach to violin teaching is based on building a strong foundation in violin technique which focuses on relaxation and flexibility. She also emphasizes on ensemble playing skills during her lessons and strongly encourages her students to perform regularly.
Mabel is currently the String Faculty Coordinator at Bentley Music Academy and adjunct lecturer at Sunway University. She is also part of trio, consisting of violist Dr. Andrew Filmer and pianist Robin Lee, with whom she also co-authored a peer-reviewed research article published in the Australia and New Zealand Viola Society Journal.
Mabel graduated with a Bachelor of Music at the University of Otago in 2012 and a Master of Music Studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2014. She won numerous awards and prizes during her studies, including the Sydney Achievers International Scholarship, Alice Kirscher Prize, the Lilburn Memorial Prize, and the Ida G. White Memorial Prize in Music.