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BiographyBorn in Sydney, Camellia Wong commenced piano lessons at the age of four. She attained her Associate in Music in 2003 and her Licentiate in Music with Distinction in 2006, and was subsequently invited to perform at the AMEB Awards Ceremony the following year. In 2008, she commenced her tertiary studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, undertaking a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree. There, she has been the recipient of numerous prizes – The Fred Boulter Scholarship, the Ernest Trenchard Miller Scholarship, the Bessie Cook Award, the Vaila Mead Memorial Scholarship, in addition to a number of University Merit Awards. In 2010, Camellia was awarded the National Council of Women of NSW Australia Day Award in recognition of her achievements in her university studies, and also the prize of Most Outstanding Tertiary Recitalist from the Theme and Variations Emerging Artist Series. In August of 2010, she was invited to give a series of performances at the site of the Australian Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo.
Camellia is currently in her final year at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where research into the piano sonatas of Sir Michael Tippett forms the bulk of her honours thesis. She has studied under Daniel Herscovitch since 2008, and counts amongst her past teachers – Dr. Paul Rickard-Ford, James Muir and Kathy Axam. She maintains a particular interest in contemporary music and music written for early keyboard instruments, and as such, also studies harpsichord under eminent Australian performing scholar, Dr. Neal Peres da Costa.