Praised for her "effective performances" (The Vancouver Sun) and "rich tone" (Musical Notes Vancouver), Canadian mezzo-soprano Debi Wong, is fast establishing herself as a dynamic and unique performer.
Her recent performances include Love and Death in Venice with Montreal’s Les Voix Baroque, the role of Venere in Monteverdi’s Il Ballo delle Ingrate with Stephen Stubbs and the Early Music Guild of Seattle, the 1610 Vespers with Alexander Weimann and the Early Music Vancouver, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruce Pullan, and Messiah with Maestro William Boughton and the New Haven Symphony.
In 2010, Ms. Wong graduated with a Masters of Music from Yale University where she performed under Masaaki Suzuki, Nicholas McGegan, and Simon Carrington. During her studies, she also performed excerpts from Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium under Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach festival, and excerpts from Robert Schumann’s Op. 90 at the Augsburg Mozart Festival.
Debi currently resides in Helsinki, Finland, where she is pursuing her Doctor of Music at the Sibelius Academy.
In 2011, Debi teamed up with Norwegian lutenist, Solmund Nystabakk, to create the ensemble White Sparrow. In their debut season the duo was awarded first place in the NORDEM EAR-ly competition and they opened the 2012 – 2013 season with their Swedish debut on the Stockholm Early Music Festival concert series. In May 2013, the duo debuted in Canada and the USA, appearing in Vancouver, Victoria, New Haven and New York City.