It was in Hong Kong, her hometown, that Ivy Wong began her apprenticeship as a double bass player. She continued her studies in New York and obtained a Master's degree from the Juilliard School and a Certificate of Orchestral Practice from the Manhattan School of Music. She also received a Bachelor of Art Administration and a Bachelor of Music Performance from the State University of New York at Purchase. Her principal teachers were Timothy Cobb, Leigh Mesh and Orin O'Brien.
She plays regularly with the New York Philharmonic, the New York Classical Players, the New York Festival Orchestra and the New World Symphony in Miami. She has toured extensively with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, as well as the Moritzburg Festival in Germany and the Lake George Music Festival in New York City. As a teacher, Ivy Wong has taught music theory at the Juilliard School and has participated in the Juilliard Music Advancement Program. She is also a member of the coaching staff for the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra in Mexico and the Puerto Rico Summer Music Festival.
In May 2015, she recorded the album, Out comes woman, with the pop band Honeybird.
In December 2015, Ivy Wong joined the double bass section of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.