Caitlin Wong

Born in Vancouver, Caitlin Wong has been studying violin since the age of 5 at the Vancouver Academy of Music. As a result of excellent training with her current teacher Nicholas Wright and the deeply valued long-time mentorship of Lawrie Hill, Caitlin plays the violin with great passion and technical virtuosity. In addition to her violin prowess, Caitlin completed her ARCT Diploma in piano performance in 2017 with Honours under the tutelage of Lorraine Ambrose.

Caitlin is a three-time consecutive winner of VAM’s Gifted Youth Competition and a repeat national finalist for the Canadian Music Competition in 2015, 2016 and 2021. She made her Orpheum Theatre debut in 2017 as the winner of VAM’s 40th Annual Kay Meek Competition, performing with the VAM Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Leslie Dala. At the end of that year, she won the grand prize at the Richmond Music Festival Gala and the Concerto Challenge, resulting in a solo appearance with the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association.

Other honours and distinctions include being named the Most Outstanding Intermediate String Player for the Coquitlam Music Festival (2013), as well as the winner of many music festivals including the Richmond Music Festival and Kiwanis Music Festival.

In addition to solo appearances, Caitlin has performed many times as a chamber musician; under the coaching of Evelyn Creaser, her piano trio has won several scholarships including the Josephine & Alexander Walton Scholarship in 2014, the Vancouver Academy of Music Scholarship and second place in the Junior Division of the Friends of Chamber Music Competition in 2016. The same year her trio was invited to perform in New York City’s Carnegie Hall as a result of their competition success. In 2017, she joined a string quartet coached by UBC Associate Professor David Gillham, which won the Senior Division in the Friends of Chamber Music Competition.

Caitlin is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at the