The author of "The Multi-Functional Pianist", Canadian pianist Lucas Wong is earning a diversified career as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and vocal coach. Praised for “his gifts for colour, nuance and tasteful dynamic contrasts” (Gramophone), he has performed in many prestigious venues across a dozen countries on four continents. Career highlights include multiple engagements at the Carnegie Hall, innovative recital programs like "Beyond 88" and the "Mostly Debussy" series, a complete performance of Des Knaben Wunderhorn at the Shanghai Conservatory, directorship of the complete Duparc melodies at Songfest in LA, and collaborations with American composers such as William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, and John Musto. Wong's academic achievements include his Yale doctoral thesis "Perspectives on Claude Debussy’s Douze Études” and the article "Humour in Late Debussy: Multiple Perspectives on Douze Études" published on the Musical Times.
Dr. Brian Witkowski
Brian Witkowski is grateful to be a founding advisor to eMus. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance, and his studies and career have taken him as far west as Hawaii and as far east as China with repertoire ranging from Gregorian Chant in cathedrals to musical theatre roles like Lancelot in Spamalot. An avid recitalist with a passion for Lieder, he is a past Stern Fellow at Songfest and his dissertation was on a set of ballads by Carl Loewe, a contemporary of Schubert from Northern Germany. He has taught at Rockford University, facilitated professional development seminars to teachers and artists through Arts Integration Solutions and other organizations, is regularly sought out as a speaker, and offers artists masterclasses and seminars in authenticity, financial empowerment, and leadership. He is the founder and CEO of The Lucrative Artist, where he provides business and leadership coaching to help artists position themselves to better have more of the authentic careers and lives they desire and deserve. Learn more at