Flutist and Singer
Lara Wong is a flautist and singer who is originally from Vancouver, B.C. but now resides in Madrid, Spain. She is an in demand flamenco flautist in Spain, and has played all over the country. In Canada, Lara is a recipient of various grants from the Canada Arts Council for her dedication to the development of the “flamenco flute” and for being a pioneer of the flamenco jazz genre in Canada.
Lara’s musical journey began in the classical world and she earned her Bachelor’s of Music in classical and jazz flute at McGill University in Montreal. During her university years she began to dedicate herself to flamenco and in 2012 she decided to go to Seville to study flamenco flute and singing at the Fundación Cristina Heeren where she studied with flamenco legends such as Pedro Sierra, Maria Jose Perez, and Calixto Sanchez.
Lara has played in festivals such as: Festival Arte Flamenco Mont-de-Marsan, Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, and Festival du Monde Arabe, to name a few. In Spain, she plays in emblematic flamenco venues like Cueva la Rocio and Cafe Berlin, alongside artists such as Bandolero Ruiz Motos, Ivan Vargas Heredia, Antonio Sanchez and La Repompilla. Lara tours with various ensembles such as "Azalea Ensemble", "Fin de Fiesta", and La Caramelita Flamenco Company" and has performed in France, Japan, Armenia, and Mexico.