Chrissy Fong: Flute/Piccolo
Chrissy Fong is an active freelance flutist and educator in the New York City area. She currently serves as Principal Flute of the Bergen Symphony Orchestra, Gateway Opera, and New Amsterdam Opera and is the piccolo player for the New York Wind Orchestra and Orchestra 201. Other engagements include chairs with the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Musikapiphany, New York Tutti Ensemble, and Richmond County Orchestra among many others. Her extensive performing experience has taken her throughout the United States, playing in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA.
Ms. Fong was the winner of the 1997 All-American Festival Solo Competition and has appeared as a soloist with the Astoria Symphony, the Baroque Consort of New York, the Brooklyn College Conservatory Orchestra, the Brooklyn College Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, the California Music Festival Orchestra, the Niles North Symphonic Orchestra, and the Niles North Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Highly sought after as a teacher, her students have participated in All-City Bands for Manhattan and Queens, All-County, All-State, All-Eastern, InterSchool Orchestras of New York, the Long Island Flute Club Honors Flute Choir, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, and Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts bands. In addition to maintaining a private flute studio, Ms. Fong also serves as a teaching artist for Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and Stuyvesant High School.
Ms. Fong earned a Master of Arts degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College under the Ronald Roseman Woodwind Scholarship and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College as a Presidential Scholar. Her predominant teachers include Bernard Z. Goldberg, Keith Underwood, and Diane Willis.