Facebook Twitter Instagram

NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Tak Chiu Wong

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

You may click on the photo for a higher resolution version of the photo.

Name: Tak Chiu Wong
Presentation Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:20 AM
Presentation Venue: Dean's Reception Hall
Presentation Title: Fourth Axis Quartet, modern French saxophone quartets
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 16

Born in Hong Kong, Tak Chiu Wong is regarded as one of the most active saxophonists in Asia. He has performed throughout Asia, Europe and United States. Wong is the founder, current artistic director, and faculty member of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Thailand.


He is a winner of the Hong Kong Academy Concerto Competition (2006, Hong Kong), the Jacoby Competition (2013, U.S.A.), the WVU Young Artist Competition (2015, U.S.A.) and 1st runner-up of the Concour de Saxophone Parisien (2008, France). He has also performed numerous commissioned works and multi-media productions with different ensembles, such as Perpetual Motions by Narong Prangcharoen and Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra "Xian Xia" by Yeung Ping Chen.


Wong is pursuing his DMA at West Virginia University with Dr. Michael Ibrahim. His others mentors include Dr. Scott Turpen and Jean-Yves Fourmeau.


Wong is a Selmer Paris and D’addario artist.

Ensemble Bio:

The Fourth Axis Saxophone Quartet is a newly formed ensemble at West Virginia University comprised of graduate students studying with Michael Ibrahim. The group is committed to curating programs featuring unique theatrical presentation and the music of our time. Collectively, they have commissioned and premiered over 50 works. Members of the group are very active and have numerous honors; being named as winners of the Harriett Hale Wooley Scholarship, the Hong Kong Academy Concerto Competition, the Bowling Green Competitions in Music Performance, the West Virginia Young Artist Competition and the Ohio and West Virginia MTNA Chamber Music Competitions. Their teachers include Jean-Yves Formeau, Jean-Michel Goury, John Sampen, Rhonda Taylor, and Scott Turpen.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Nicole Day Saxophone Nickie Day is a musician that believes discomfort and unfamiliarity in music can lead to tremendous . . .
Jacob  Kopcienski Saxophone Jacob Kopcienski has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Franc . . .
Carl Wiggins Saxophone Carl Wiggins is a third year doctoral student at West Virginia University studying with Michael Ibra . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Axe à quatre Ernest Papier 10
Durch, in memoriam Gérard Grisey Fabien Levy 6