Hong Kai Wen
Standard : Classical Guitar & Ukulele
Available : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Lessons via : Face2Face & Online
Hong Kai Wen is born and raised in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. He started learning classical guitar at the age of 15. He graduated from Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) with classical guitar performance major under tutelage of Ms. Hong Tee. He has obtained Licentiate Diploma of Trinity College London (LTCL) and Associate Diploma of Trinity College London (ATCL) in classical guitar performance. He actively takes part in various music festivals and competitions, including TarregaInternational Guitar Competition 2014, Malaysia Classical Guitar Competition 2015, PhilharmonikerClassical Guitar Festival Johor 2016, and MIA Young Musician Competition 2019. He was awarded with Silver Prize in Malaysia Classical Guitar Competition 2015, and MIA Young Musician Competition 2019. He was also one of the six finalist for PhilharmonikerClassical Guitar Festival Johor 2016.
Besides receiving tutelage from Ms. Hong Tee, one of the leading classical guitarists in Malaysia, Kai Wen also took masterclass with some of the renowned guitarists, such as Dr.NathanFischer (USA), GrigoryNovikov(Russia),ÖgmundurÞórJóhannesson(Iceland) and Alfredo Huang (Taiwan).
As a freelance musician, he often performs at music concert or private events, as solo guitarist as well as in form of guitar ensemble. He was invited to perform in Love.Musiccharity concert led by Ms.HongTee for year 2018 and 2019 that took place in two cities in Malaysia, in which he performed works by Albeniz and Piazzolla.
After graduated from MIA, he began working as a full time guitar tutor as the first step to realize his vision -to nurture a young generation of classical guitarists. He understand the fact that the public was not aware of such a genre for guitar playing, thus he is working hard to promote classical guitar by providing quality music education. He has been teaching professionally for 7 years, and has experience teaching individual lesson for all age range as well as group lesson. Besides music, he is also an art enthusiast and also into art history. He believes the ability to appreciate art and music is essential to all of us.