2022 Edition


Jordan ONG

Jordan Ong is described by Dr. Sergey Kuznetsov, winner of China International Piano competition, Hilton Head, USA, Italy international competitions and Artistic Director of the Glissando International piano festival as “one of the most talented pianists of his generation!”

Lanzo Luconi, Costa Rica Piano Festival Director, commended Jordan for the “dedication he has in the study of piano and the social impact he makes of musical art through it, inspiring others to pursue their dreams with great passion.”

At age five, Jordan performed at the Gammage Auditorium with the Van Cliburn winner and was named as Arizona’s Young Artist. He was awarded Yamaha Young Composer’s Award at age 7 and performed live at their national conference in San Diego. He was featured on ABC and NBC as the Best and Brightest Young Star.

Since then, he has performed all around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Philippines, and Europe. He has composed the score for a documentary called the “Magic History of Cinema” that was nominated and featured at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The movie he produced and directed, “Magic Medieval Masquerade” was the official film for the 2016 Texas Renaissance Festival.

PKWY Magazine, a popular business magazine in The Woodlands featuring the Who’s Who in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, featured Jordan as the “Piano Man” in their June 2016 issue, saying, “Jordan Ong is a 23-year old musical prodigy, classical concert pianist, composer and filmmaker who lives right in our neighborhood. A veteran performer at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, his virtuoso talent at the piano has thrilled classical music audiences.”

In August 2016, Jordan founded the Piano Whiz Kids Studio, dedicated to being an innovator in the music sphere and raising the next generation of young pianists.

In July 2017, Jordan was featured at the Costa Rica International Piano Festival at the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, where he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major with the Costa Rica Piano Festival Orchestra under the baton of Alejandro Gutiérrez.

In May 2018, Jordan Ong took first place at the Russian Musical Alliance International Piano Competition, dazzling judges, audiences, and pianists alike with the performance of Tchaikovsky’s Dumka – Op. 59. Later that same year, he performed at the Academy of Music, Kimmel Center, one of the top 5 performing arts centers in the world, in Philadelphia on September 29, 2018.

In June 2019, Jordan Ong was featured on the Internet podcast Applause to the Musician, where he was interviewed by and performed for the Houston Piano Company. His studio would later be featured there in November 2019, and once more in May 2021.

In August 2019, Jordan Ong was selected by the Kirov Academy to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on August 15, 2019.

In February 2020, Jordan Ong and some of his students were featured at the Glissando International Piano festival in San Diego, CA.

In October 2021, Jordan Ong returned to the Triumph Music Festival in Philadelphia once more. This time around, he also featured some of his students. They performed at the Academy of Music concert hall, where composers Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky made their American debuts.

In December 2021, Jordan Ong and some of his students were selected to perform at the Kawai Piano Gallery in Houston, TX to commemorate the Medallion Educator award given to Dr. Sergei Kuznetsov.

Currently Jordan Ong serves as the founder of the Piano Whiz Kids studio, seeking opportunities for his students, as well as being a guest artist at the Glissando International Piano festival, and features at the Triumph Music Festival, Kawai Piano Gallery, and more.