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“Mostly Debussy” Lecture-Recital

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing and Yale Club of Beijing.

Time and Location

Tuesday, 11/14/2017
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Performance and Q&A:   7:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 20 for current students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.
Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Dr. Lucas Wong offers highlights from the past four episodes of his “Mostly Debussy” project, which was initiated in 2014. “Mostly Debussy” is a series of five piano lecture-recitals that lead up to year 2018, which will mark the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death. Three Debussy etudes are selected as anchors for the each of the first four recitals. Each recital explores a specific tendency, by presenting the etudes along with relevant works by Debussy and other composers.


Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Tourbillons
Claude Debussy: Pour les huit doigts
Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune
Claude Debussy: Pour les tierces
Claude Debussy: Estampes: Pagodes
Claude Debussy: Pour les quartes
Emmanuel Chabrier (trans. Samazeuilh): Trois Valses romantiques: Waltz II
Claude Debussy: Pour les octaves


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Performer

Dr. Lucas Wong
Pianist, D.M.A

Canadian pianist Lucas Wong is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and répétiteur. As an educator and administrator, Lucas Wong maintains guest teaching positions at top institutions across Asia, such as Seoul National University, Peking University, Hong Kong Baptist University and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Lucas Wong began his early training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.Mus.) and Yale School of Music (M.M., M.M.A., D.M.A.).

He has been generously supported by the Début Competition (Canada), the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Yale School of Music Alumni Association, and the Vancouver Foundation. He earned his ARCT Teacher’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, for which he received a Gold Medal, the conservatory’s highest honor.

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