Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian composer Adeline Wong received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, USA; later received a scholarship from the Royal College of Music London, where she obtained Master of Music and was awarded the Cobbett and Hurlstone Composition Prize. Composition teachers have included Edwin Roxburgh, Joseph Schwanter, Christopher Rouse, David Liptak, Augusta Read Thomas and John Sharpley.
Output includes works for music theatre, orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voice, as well as music for film. Works have been performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Orkest de ereprijs, the Netherlands, Bang on A Can USA, The Song Company, Australia, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Adeline has worked with conductors Matthias Bamert, Pascal Rophé, Kevin Field, James Wood, Brad Lubman, Roland Peelman and Kenneth Young.
Past engagements include invitations to the Asian Composers League-Asia Pacific Festival, New Zealand, Bang on A Can Summer Music Festival Massachusetts, USA 2006, 11th International Young Composers' Meeting Apeldoorn 2005, The Netherlands, TACTUS Young Composers Forum Brussels 2004, Belgium, The Australian Composers Orchestral Forum 2004, Berlinale Talent Campus of the Berlin Film Festival in 2003.
Adeline was specially commissioned by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in 2007 to compose two prestigious works. The first, Empunya yang beroleh Sita Dewi was a collaboration between the MPO and Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet theater) and the second, an opening fanfare, Ria! for the inaugural gala opening of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Her recent film score Chermin was premiered in March 2007 and featured at the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea and Australian Malaysian Film Festival in Melbourne.
In 2010, Adeline was commissioned to write a new work, Lengt: a multi-media work for solo cello, string quartet and electronics, in collaboration with Norwegian visual artist, Are Andreassen. Lengt was performed by the MiNensemblet, (Norway) and premiered at the Norland Music Festival, Norway in August 2010.
Adeline was the winner of the 2005 Cameronian Arts Awards for Malaysia's Most Promising Artist Award and Best Original Composition in 2005 and 2003.
She is currently a Lecturer at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.