Leslie Wong

Leslie Wong

Leslie Wong Kah Ho (b. Singapore, 2 August 1982) is one of the most prolific saxophonists from Singapore. He graduated from the University of Wyoming (M.M, 2012), and the Mahidol University, College of Music (B.M, 2010). He is currently completing his Doctor of Music at the Mahidol University, College of Music.

Leslie co- founded the Amigo Saxophone Quartet in 2008, a group which has performed together since 2009 in Asia and Europe. The Amigo Saxophone Quartet is an advocate of new saxophone music, and has premiered new works by notable Asian composers. In 2014, the Amigo Saxophone Quartet founded the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy.

Leslie has given recital and workshops at the Shanghai Conservatory, Sichuan Conservatory, Xi’an Conservatory, Tianjin Conservatory, Wuhan Conservatory, Conservatori Superior de Musica de les Illes Balears, Montclair State University, West Virginia University, Ball State University, Soochow University, Zhaoqing University, among others.

From 2006 to 2010, Leslie was a grant recipient from the National Arts Council (Singapore) for his studies at the Mahidol University, College of Music. Leslie was nominated into Pi Kappa Lambda for his superior scholastic work at the University of Wyoming. In 2016, Leslie received the coveted National Arts Council (Singapore) Postgraduate Scholarship for his Doctoral Studies at the Mahidol University, College of Music.

Deeply devoted as a pedagogue, Leslie is currently the lecturer of saxophone at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He also serves as a coach to the saxophone section of various school bands in Singapore and maintains an active saxophone studio at the Flute and Music Academy (Singapore).