Mabel Wong

Mabel Wong is a violinist and educator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As an active performer, she is a member of this newly formed string quartet and the Anjung Trio – comprising of violist, Dr. Andrew Filmer and pianist, Robin Lee. She has also performed with various orchestras and ensembles in Malaysia and Southeast Asia such as Bachfest Malaysia, Ensemble Virama, Selangor Symphony Orchestra, Kamerata Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur City Opera. 

She enjoys teaching and believes in building a strong foundation on technique that focuses on relaxation and flexibility. She presented at various workshops including the JB Classical Music Festival in 2018, the ABRSM Music Teacher Conference in 2018 and 2019, and the virtual Malaysian Music Education Conference and SEA Music Academy’s Children’s Music Festival in 2021.

Mabel graduated with a Bachelor of Music at the University of Otago and a Master of Music Studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 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. Although she majors in violin performance, she also obtained Honours for the Licentiate Certificate in Piano Performance (LGSMD) from Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

Mabel is currently the String Faculty Coordinator at Bentley Music Academy while directing the Discovery Orchestra at the Academy. She is also co-writing a book about various approaches in teaching violin/viola pedagogy with Dr. Andrew Filmer.