Kiara Kong

A clarinettist, pianist and composer, Kiara is in her second year at The University of Auckland, majoring in music composition.  She studies clarinet and piano under Rowan Meade and Bryan Sayer respectively and is also a member of the university’s Concert Band.

Kiara was awarded the Junior Bishop Music Prize for composition in 2018, and in 2017 she won the Nadine Levitt Scholarship as well as her school music competition (piano section) as a soloist. She was a scholar of the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music in 2016 and 2017 and has been involved in chamber and jazz ensembles.

Kiara is excited to be part of the AYO community. She will be studying orchestrations and conducting courses in 2019 to further her knowledge in ensemble writings. She believes that one day her works will be performed by the greatest musicians and orchestras in the world. Keep an eye out on her upcoming work for solo piano.