Mrs Yau is a classical guitarist, with more than 9 years of experience in teaching and performing, using different music methods and approaches, to express each student’s potential at highest level.
She earned her Bachelor Degree and Master Degree (Hons) from “A.Peri” Music University in Italy, also working as Teacher Assistant for the Pre-Academic students.
She was also admitted with Scholarship at Mannes The New School for Music in New York, attending there an Academic semester in Guitar Performance, under the guidance of Maestro M.Newman.
Her Academic Studies also include an Advanced Course in Conducting, Advanced Course in Guitar Performance and University Course in Teaching Methods, involving subjects such as Pedagogy, Psychology and Didactics.
Mrs Yau has an extended teaching experience, working in State High Schools, Conservatory and Private Schools as well as Primary and Secondary State Schools, coaching students of different levels and background, preparing them for exams, admissions, competitions and recitals.
She’s an experienced guitar player in both solo and Chamber music settings, performing in Italy, USA and Hong Kong. With more than 10 years of experience as a performer, since 2016 she’s working on a guitar and voice duo project, with which she played in many concerts and competitions and her last chamber music project is based on her Master’s research thesis, on the work of Castelnuovo-Tedesco “Platero y Yo”, for guitar and acting voice, which started in February 2018 until now. She also did a one year service for the Italian Alpine Soldiers Choir as a conductor.
Mrs Yau also recently started a Guitar and Clarinet duo project with the final goal to record a debut Cd in 2021.
Mrs Yau attended Seminars and Masterclasses with teachers such as Laura Oltman, Gaelle Solal, Massimo Dalle Cese, Vladimir Mikulka, Vladislav Blaha, Antonio da Silva, Maurizio Colonna and so on.
Hon Ho Nam started learning classical guitar at the age of nineteen. Hon graduated from University of Alicante, Master in Classical Guitar Performance, majoring in guitar performance; He is also the Recipient of ATCL in Guitar Performance, Grade8 certificate in Electric guitar and Music Theory.
As An Active Performer In Different Aspects, Hon had giving recitals in Spain while studying. Hon also joined and played in the masterclasses of David Russell, Ignacio Rodes, Alex Garrobé, Tilman Hoppstock, Meng Su, Irina Kulikova, Iliana Matos, Meng-Feng Su… and received great commend from the masters.
Hon had performed in Hong Kong regularly as well, such as the 2014 guitar collection and Musco 2016,2017 annual performance. Besides the local event, Hon had taken part in an exchange tour and performed in Dunhuang, Lanzhou, Yunnan as a guest performer which represented the Hong Kong Baptist University. The performances are all over the Eurasian continent.
Hon is a creative performer who has arranged and created many works, including but not limited to guitar solo and duet of classic/pop music. His works are widely circulated worldwide. He is also a musician who is good at crossover art. Chinese traditional folk instruments, Spanish flamenco guitars, and fingerstyle guitars are all integrated into his guitar performance. With comprehensive and solid playing skills, enthusiasm, and meticulous performance style, he has won the favor of many music fans. Hon’s has tens of thousands of fans on major video platforms widespread, and the number of performance videos and audio playbacks exceeds 4 million. The music scores adapted by him have also widely circulated the world and have been affirmed and played by guitarists from different countries.