An emerging composer and performer, Aidan Mulldoon Wong is currently working toward a double major in composition and clarinet performance from the University of British Columbia School of Music. At UBC he has studied composition under Dorothy Chang, Jocelyn Morlock, and Stephen Chatman and clarinet with Jeanette Jonquil and Cris Inguanti of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Compositionally, Aidan’s style is inspired by the film and game score composers that piqued his childhood interest. His works have been read in the prestigious Jean Coulthard Readings hosted by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as well as twice in the annual UBC Symphony Orchestra Readings. Aidan’s pieces have been performed in concerts including the Kiwanis Performer’s Gala, UBC Baccalaureate Concert, and in renowned venues such as the Orpheum and Chan Center for the Performing Arts. His pieces have been performed by the well-known Youtube content creators “JustAnotherFlutist” and “LovelyMomo.” He has composed scores for films entered in the BC Film Festival and for visual art animatics. Recently, Aidan was commissioned by the UBC Centennial Committee to compose a piece to be performed in celebration of UBC’s centenary.
An avid performer, Aidan participates in a wide range of ensembles. He is a core member of the newly formed Hikari Wind Quintet, a Vancouver-based quintet specializing in the arrangement and performance of video game music presented in a classical format. Additionally, he has performed in ensembles including the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, UBC Symphony Orchestra, and UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. His love of performing has led to many premieres of new works featuring or including the clarinet. He has been a featured showcase performer for the Peninsula Arts Foundation and has received several awards and distinctions including the City of White Rock music award, the Golden Leaf Scholarship, and the Dean of Arts scholarship for his work at the University of British Columbia.