Award-winning baritone, Howard Wong began vocal studies under Benjamin Luxon CBE whilst studying for his Bachelor and Master degrees at university. A scholarship then enabled him to pursue further postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Theresa Goble where he graduated with Distinction.
Since then, Opera, Oratorio and Recital appearances have taken him to The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, The Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings and other major venues throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and the Far East.
Aside from singing, Howard has conducted a number of choirs and orchestras including a spell as Principal Conductor of City of Canterbury Sinfonia and later, as Chorus master and Assistant Conductor for the prestigious Chelsea Opera Group, where his predecessors included conducting giants such as Sir Roger Norrington, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Richard Hickox.
Throughout his music career, Howard Wong was particularly associated with the English repertoire and has performed in all major English Music Festivals. He has also adjudicated international competitions in this genre for organisations such as The Association of English Singers & Speakers and given numerous masterclasses at institutions such as Cambridge University.
After over a decade as a full time musician, Howard turned his energy to teaching academic music and is currently the Head of Secondary Music at Jumeirah English Speaking School, Dubai.