From five-year-old stunning piano prodigy himself to one of the most talented pianists of his generation, Jordan Ong, Auburn Lakes’ resident Piano Man, spends quite a bit of his time these days inspiring others to pursue their dreams with great passion, especially in the exciting world of music.
On June 29, Jordan featured ten of his amazing “Piano Whiz Kids” students before a captivated audience at the Lone Star Montgomery College campus.
Performing on a nine-foot Steinway grand piano, four-year-old Ryan Chen, who has been studying with Jordan for only six weeks, went from not even playing a single note, to performing three pieces completely from memory. The pieces were selected from Alfred’s Prep Course for the Young Beginner: Lesson Book Level C lesson book, including “Rainbow,” a piece that modulated from C major to two other keys.
Five-year-old Aaron Bryant entertained with favorites from Hal-Leonard’s “EZ Play Today” song book, featuring Campton Race and Blue Moon.
Cheyenne Nava played “Over the Rainbow” while dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
Ella Rubli played “I See the Light” from Disney’s Tangled, while dressed as Rapunzel herself.
Marching up the stage with the American flag, Caleb Nava helped the audience celebrate Independence Day with “This Land is My Land.”
Jackson Rubli ushered in the upcoming Star Wars movie with the theme from “Star Wars” by John Williams.
Claire Van Fleet, dressed in a glowing pink gown, performed, her namesake “Claire de Lune,” by Claude Debussy.
Zane Stephen dazzled in Burgmüller’s “Arabesque” and J.S. Bach’s “Musette.” His mother, Audra Stephen, who was inspired by the amazing progress of her son’s piano lessons with Jordan, began taking lessons herself again. In two short months, she performed the “Midnight Ride” beautifully and impeccably!
Jordan is described by Dr. Sergey Kuznetsov, China International Piano competition winner and Van Cliburn foundation organizer, as “one of the most talented pianists of his generation!”
Lanzo Luconi, Costa Rica Piano Festival Director, commended Jordan for the “dedication he has in the study of piano and the social impact he makes of musical art through it, inspiring others to pursue their dreams with great passion.”
At age five, Jordan performed at the Gammage Auditorium with the Van Cliburn winner and was named as Arizona’s Young Artist. He was awarded Yamaha Young Composer’s Award at age 7 and performed live at their national conference in San Diego. He was featured on ABC and NBC as the Best and Brightest Young Star.
Since then, he has performed all around the world, including United States, Canada, China, Philippines, and Europe. He has composed the score for a documentary called the “Magic History of Cinema” that was nominated and featured at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The movie he produced and directed, “Magic Medieval Masquerade” was the official film for the 2016 Texas Renaissance Festival.
PKWY Magazine, a popular business magazine in The Woodlands featuring the Who’s Who in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, featured Jordan as the “Piano Man” in their June 2016 issue, saying, “Jordan Ong is a 23-year old musical prodigy, classical concert pianist, composer and filmmaker who lives right in our neighborhood. A veteran performer at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, his virtuoso talent at the piano has thrilled classical music audiences.”
Jordan is being showcased at the Costa Rica International Piano Festival, from July 8th through the 17th at the Teatro de National, where he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major with the Costa Rica National Orchestra under the baton of Alejandro Gutiérrez, The events will be broadcast live, where the President of Costa Rica and US Ambassador to Costa Rica have been invited to attend.
If you or your children are interested in being part of this exciting world of music and becoming a Piano Whiz Kid or Musical Whiz, Jordan is currently accepting piano students of all ages and levels, for Fall 2017. August is the perfect month to start, so please sign up via email:
Jondanong1@gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or text/call 832-331-6851, 713-826-8824. The rates are extremely reasonable, the progress immediate, with tremendous opportunities for performances! This is the BEST extracurricular activity for your children and yourselves. Give the GIFT of MUSIC.