Samuel Wong

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This article is about the American conductor and physician. For the Hong Kong politician, see Samuel Wong (politician).

Samuel Wong (Chinese: 黃大德) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian conductor and ophthalmologist [1].

Trained at Harvard and Columbia, Dr. Wong is an eye surgeon practicing in Manhattan, Brooklyn and upstate New York.

In another career, he has conducted many international orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Seattle and Houston Symphonies, Toronto and Montreal Symphonies, orchestras in Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Israel. Wong led the New York Philharmonic in December 1990 after the untimely death of Leonard Bernstein, and replaced Zubin Mehta in Washington D.C. in January 1991 when Maestro Mehta traveled to Israel in an act of solidarity with the Israel Philharmonic during the first Gulf War.