Praised for her "effective performances" (The Vancouver Sun) and "rich tone" (Musical Notes), 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 Bach Choir and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruce Pullan, and Messiah with the New Haven Symphony.
Debi has also performed Bach’s Singet Dem Herrn and Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott with Masaaki Suzuki, Bach's B Minor Mass conducted by Simon Carrington and Handel's Te Deum and Haydn's Salve Regina conducted by Nicholas McGegan. She has performed at the Augsburg Mozart Festival, and on the discovery series at the Oregon Bach Festival under the direction of Helmuth Rilling.
As well as performing and studying early music, Debi is also an active recitalist. Recent collaborations include “Sweet and Low: The Songs of George Gershwin and Dana Suesse” with world renowned pianist, Sara Davis Buechner at the Baruch Centre for Performing Arts in New York city and “La Femme Fatale” on the Silk Purse Concert Series in West Vancouver, with pianist, Margit Juhasz.
In 2008, Debi received her Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia where she was awarded the Catherine Cooke-Topping Medal for musical excellence. Debi is also a recent graduate from the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where she received her Master’s in Music, and the 2010 Margot Fassler award for her performances in Sacred Music. Debi is currently a doctoral student at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.