Miss So is an American born, conservatory-trained soprano. She has been teaching in Hong Kong for a number of years and is currently a Crew Performer with World Family Club.
Miss So graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Cleveland Institute of Music (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) and soon after began teaching in a suburban music school. In 2012 she was appointed to Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Malone University (Canton, Ohio, USA) where she continued to teach until 2017. During this time she completed her Master of Music degree in Voice from The University of Akron (Akron, Ohio, USA). In 2017 she moved to Hong Kong to pursue an opportunity to teach voice there.
During her time studying, Miss So had the opportunity to sing in Italy and Switzerland through participation in the Sessione Senese per La Musica e L’Arte, based out of Siena, Italy. She was also a participant in the Resonanz Opera summer program (Ohio, USA) and the Nightingale Opera Theatre Masterclass Series (Ohio, USA). She has also participated in workshops studying Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method.
While living in Cleveland, Miss So was a regular gigging musician, singing with Great Lakes Light Opera and also maintaining choral positions with various churches and synagogues. On stage, she performed the role of Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Baba in “The Medium,” and Announcer in “Gallantry,” all with The University of Akron Opera Theatre. Miss So also had the pleasure of performing alongside her students in various Malone Opera Theatre productions. She performed La Zia Principessa in “Suor Angelica,” Marcellina in “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” and First Lady in “Die Zauberflöte.” In Hong Kong, Miss So has done various musical and acting performances. She sings with the St. John Cathedral Evensong Choir and is a member of the Hong Kong Bach Choir.
Winner of the Concerto Trial at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), Alice Hui Ka-ching performed Nielsen’s Flute Concerto with the Academy Symphony Orchestra in 2016. She was chosen as one of the “Young Music Makers 2017” and was awarded the “Adjudicators’ Choice”. In this “Young Music Makers” programme hosted by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 4, she recorded a CD and appeared in a series of radio and television programmes. She was furthermore invited to record for Hong Kong Museum of Art’s “the Sound of Art” series in 2021.
As an orchestral player, Alice has been a freelance flutist and piccoloist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Musica Viva Hong Kong. She was also invited to play as Principal Flute at the Inheritage Philharmonic in 2020. Alice was Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Pro Arte Orchestra for 5 years and was a touring member of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2015. As an enthusiastic educator, she is the current flute faculty at HKAPA junior school, Music Children Foundation and Haw Par Music.
Graduated from HKAPA with a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours, majoring in flute under the tutelage of Olivier Nowak, Alice was awarded a 2-year full scholarship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund to pursue her postgraduate study at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of Vicens Prats, Principal Flute of l’Orchestre de Paris. Being also awarded full scholarship by the Ecole Normale for 2 years, she completed her Diplôme Supérieur d’Enseignement and Diplôme Supérieur d’Execution, both with all votes and congratulations from the jury and got the First Prizes in 2018 and 2019. Later on, she was admitted to the second year of the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste to study with the international soloist, Mihi Kim. She also studied piccolo with Pierre Monty, Principal Piccolo of l’Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux.
Alice will start working with and receiving training from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as a full-time flutist in the coming season of 2021/22.
Winnie Yiu is a violist born in Hong Kong. Upon her graduation at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts studied with Dr. Felix Ungar, she has completed a master degree of music in 2022 with full scholarship at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, under the tutelage of Choong-Jin Chang, the principal violist of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Yiu is currently playing in the Hong Kong Philharmonic in the 2022/23 Season. Yiu is one of the awardees of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 2020/22. She has also awarded the Breguet Trey Lee Performing Arts Scholarship 2017/18, Mr. & Mrs. Y S Liu Scholarship 2019/20 and Wong Wai Ming Memorial Scholarship 2019/20 during her studies in HKAPA. Winnie has also been to Round Top Summer Festival Institute 2018 and played under the baton of maestro Carl St. Clair, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Yaniv Dinur, Michelle Merrill, Vladimir Kulenovic, etc. In 2019 summer, she has participated in Kent Blossom Music Festival, where she played in a side-by-side concert with the Cleveland Orchestra. Yiu has played in masterclass by Paul Neubauer, Richard O’Neill, Jordan Bak, German Clavijo, Brett Deubner, Lawrence Wheeler, and Orion Quartet. She has also received guidance from Ivo-Jan van der Werff, Scott Lee, Wesley Collins, Stanley Konopka, Lynne Ramsey, Steven Tenenbom, Susan Dubois, Máté Szűcs, Honggang Li.
Yiu is currently a freelance musician of several ensembles. She has eight years of teaching experience as a private tutor and group class teacher. Besides being as a performer and teacher, Yiu is currently the judge of Hong Kong Youth Cup International Music Contest.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Master of Music degree in Chinese Music Performance
Gaohu Acting Assistant Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Born in Hong Kong, he holds a Master of Music degree in Chinese Music Performance from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and has been a huqin virtuoso with the HKCO since 2015. He received training in various kinds of huqin under Cheung Hiu-fai, Chan Yiu-sing, Prof Wang Guotong, Prof Yu Qiwei and Zhang Chongxue. While at the Academy, he was awarded several scholarships, including the Exxon Mobile Scholarship, the Musicus Society Trey Lee Scholarship, and the Hong Kong Bank Foundation (Hong Kong – Mainland Exchange Scholarship on which he went to the Mainland to further his training in erhu under Yan Jiemin. Mak was awarded a Diploma in Performing Arts (Music), a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree and a Master of Arts in Music (with double major in erhu and gaohu) by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He gave two graduation solo recitals at the Academy’s Concert Hall, one in 2016 and the other in 2014.
Mak is now also part-time Erhu tutor in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He was also the concertmaster of the Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association and the Academy Chinese Orchestra, and Zhonghu Principal of the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra. Apart from performing with the HKCO, he is also an active player with local orchestras in a bid to promote huqin music. He has been on tour to Australia, Finland, Russia, Sochi, South Korea, Singapore, mainland China, Taiwan and Macao for performance and artistic exchange.
陳遨天於 2021 年完成英國北方皇家音樂學院碩士學位，主修上低音號，師承 Steven Mead 和 David Thornton。
陳氏中學時期開始學習上低音號，其後於 2019 年完成香港浸會大學音樂系榮譽學士學位，中學和大學其間一直跟隨香港小交響樂團首席大號手林榮燦先生。