- Anthony Tommasini: "there were musical moments and dramatic images in this Noye’s Fludde that I will never forget."
- November 2013, New York Times
"conspicuous success in his conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic"
- New York Times
"Under its music director, Samuel Wong, the orchestra performed with verve and bite"
- The Times, London
"Conducting without scores for the entire program, and displaying a stick technique of model clarity, Wong made a most positive impression."
- New York Daily News
"Wong directed with clarity, confidence, and passion."
- Washington Post
"It is refreshing to encounter a musician of his seriousness."
- The Toronto Star
"Wong's elegant movements coaxed suave playing from all."
- Los Angeles Times
"The Honolulu Symphony has risen to grand new heights under the direction of popular maestro Samuel Wong."
- Honolulu Advertiser
"In its Dublin debut under Wong the Hong Kong Philharmonic made a strong impression. Wong conveyed the music's exotic atmosphere with pointed character and brightly clashing colours."
- Irish Times