|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Art director|
|Associated acts||Trio Fibonacci, Boreal Trio, Kerson Leong, Alexandre Da Costa|
|Revised Romanization||Song Wonho|
Wonny Song (born 1978) is a Canadian pianist.
Song was born in South Korea and grew up in Montreal. He began piano studies at the age of eight and received a full scholarship to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music in 1994. He earned a bachelor's degree from Montreal University in 1998 and continued his studies with Anton Kuerti at the University of Toronto and at The Glenn Gould School with Marc Durand. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota in 2004, studying with Lydia Artymiw. He has also studied with Leon Fleisher, Jorge Chaminé and Marie-Francoise Bucquet. He has performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the EuroAsian Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and Thailand.
Song is presently associate director and director of artists-in-residence project of Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts in Montreal. Wonny Song has been appointed Artistic Director of Orford Music (formerly the Orford Arts Centre) in May 2015. Mr. Song officially assumed his position at the beginning of summer 2015, at which time he began to prepare the 2016 program.
Awards and recognitions
- 1994 – Gold Medal at the World Piano Competition, Cincinnati.
- 1995 – First Prize and Best Artistic Interpretation Prize at the Montreal Symphony Piano Competition.
- 1997 – Ludmila Knezkova Piano Competition, Nova Scotia.
- 2000 – First Elinor Bell Fellowship, University of Minnesota.
- 2001 – First and Grand Prize winner of the Minnesota Orchestra's WAMSO Competition.
- 2002 – Galaxy Rising Stars Award, Ottawa.
- 2003 – Prix d'Europe, Canada.
- 2010 – Young Canadian Musicians Award.
- Claire Tow Prize.
- Miriam Brody Aronson Prize.
- Fergus Orchestra Soloist Prize.
- Washington Performing Arts Society Prize.
- Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize.
- 이진 [Yi Jin] (24 May 2006), "한국계 피아니스트 워니송 워싱턴포스트서 극찬 [Ethnic Korean pianist Wonny Song praised in Washington Post]", The Dong-a Ilbo, retrieved 2011-09-26
- Page, Tim (21 May 2006), "Wonny Song, A Pianist With Real Musicality", The Washington Post, retrieved 2011-09-26
- "Afiara String Quartet and Pianist Wonny Song named Winners of the Young Canadian Musicians Award", La Scena Musicale, 7 May 2010, retrieved 2011-09-26