In this ENCORE Interview for Opus 2 Sarah and Brandon speak with violinist Rachell Ellen Wong. This conversation is the unabridged version of that heard in the third episode: “Performing From The HIP.” In this episode, Sarah guides us through a history of HIP, which is an acronym for “Historically Informed Performance”. In the technique portion, Brandon explores some of the ins and outs of how Skyros approaches repertoire written in a different era, using a score of a Corelli Trio Sonata as an example. The episode features an exclusive interview with 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, violinist Rachell Ellen Wong.
Rachell Wong is a rising star on both the historical performance and modern violin stages, and has performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Italy, Costa Rica, Panama, China, and New Zealand. Passionate about chamber music as well as orchestral and recital music, Ms. Wong is a founding member of New Amsterdam Consort, a New York-based period-instrument string ensemble comprising Juilliard graduates specializing in one-on-a-part performances of music from the Renaissance through the High Baroque.