Kyle Leung holds a Master in Performance at Royal Northern College of Music and a Bachelor in Music Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in flute with piccolo. He has previously studied flute with Laura Jellicoe and piccolo with Janet Richardson in United Kingdom, and Chuang Suet Wah, Ivy in Hong Kong. He has been cooperated with different Hong Kong artist or organisations such as Tai Kwan, RubberBand, Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, HKBU Symphony Orchestra and Galaxy Wind Ensemble etc. In 2015, he was the champion of western music group in the Hong Kong International Music Festival. Also, he has attended master classes coached by Marc Grauwels, Susan Milan, Adam Walker and Jennifer Hutchinson. Except for private teaching in these 7 years, he has been taught and be a conductor in different Hong Kong local schools, like St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School and Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School etc.
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-born oboist and oboe reed maker Charles Chau graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies. Charles had been majoring in oboe under the tutelage of Mr. Tam Tze Fai Victor.
With precious opportunities, Charles participated in oboe masterclasses instructed by Mr. Dwight Parry and Mr. Juan Manuel Garcia-Cano. Charles also benefited from the teaching of Mr. Yau Ka Kei Danny, Ms. Alice Wong and Ms. Danica Cheng.
Charles has enjoyed playing in orchestras and bands. He has cooperated with different ensembles, including O Wind Ensemble, Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Baptist University Wind Symphony, Chung Chi Orchestra, Chung Chi Wind Orchestra and The Education University of Hong Kong Symphony Band.
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.
Winnie Ng graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a degree in music (honours) majoring in composition and flute/piccolo performance. She has extensive orchestral and chamber performance experience. Since an early age, she has developed a passion for music. She taught herself the violin and piano during her primary education and formally commenced her flute studies at Rosaryhill School. She took lessons with Ms. Linda Stuckey, the flute and piccolo player at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and passed the ABRSM Grade 8 exam in flute with a distinction. Over the recent years, she attained the highest-level FTCL and LTCL (with distinction) recital diploma qualifications of Trinity College London. Her composition entry in the “New Generation” competition was performed by a professional percussion band Jenga Percussion Ensemble and broadcast live on RTHK Radio 4. Winnie is a regular performer. She performed at the “Behind the music” charity concert in March this year conducted by Mr. Tsang-hei Chiu who is a famous pop songs producer in HK and the Millennium Youth Orchestra (MYO), organised by Lifeline Express. This month, she performed with the MYO and the Hong Kong Children’s Musical Theatre (CMT) at the “Winter Melon Tale” (大冬瓜唱遊香港) musical. After her performance at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum last month with the 《Blow and Bows Quartet》as the leading flutist, music arranger and music director, she had performances with the quartet at the museum in July and Sept 2016.