Though classically trained as a pianist, Jenny Yuen Nee Ong is known for being musically eclectic and endlessly curious. At the age of 15, her talents were formally acknowledged after she completed the Piano Grade 8 Examination with full distinction, recording the top score at the very highest level of testing and merit awarded by the London-based Associated Board Royal School of Music.
Taught and mentored by world-renowned pianists like Hiroko Nakamura, Mykola Suk, Danielle Martin, Valida Rassoulova-Suk, Marie-Joseph Jude, Lyall Duke and Rickie Oui, Ms. Ong's artistic abilities have earned her critical acclaim for her performances as well as merit-based awards, including Texas University’s Dalies Frantz Endowed Scholarship, The Texas Alamo City Award and a Columbia University Fellowship.
As the result of her varied interests and influences, her repertory includes music from contemporary,
classical and romantic genres. This remarkable grasp of different music styles has allowed her to develop unique musical personalities as a soloist, classical chamber musician and Jazz-Pop collaborator. In this latter personality, Ms. Ong has recently worked with award-winning songwriter, singer and guitarist Charlie Karp, as well as Australian-born New Yorker and Jazz artist Quentin Angus.
Performing has always been one of Ms. Ong's passions. In the past, she has participated in numerous international music festivals, including the Aspen International Music Festival, the Nice Music Festival, the International Keyboard Festival in New York City and the Beijing International Music Festival. In addition, several of her performances have been broadcast on thelook247.com.
Active in benefits in her adopted community of Westport, CT, Ms. Ong has also become a respected and well-known teacher and mentor to select private students in the Northeast.