Sum Ho WONG
Co-Principal Huqin and Principal Gaohu of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He is an awardee of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship (2019-20).
Wong graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Master of Music, double major in gaohu and erhu under Yu Qiwei and Wong On-yuen in 2021, and Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree with first class honours in 2019. During his studies, he was the winner of the 2016-17 Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concerto Trial, and was awarded Dr. & Mrs. George Choa Memorial Scholarships(Music) (2019-20), First Initiatives Music Scholarship (2016-17) and the Cecil Leong Scholarship (2015-16).
Recently, Wong awarded the 2nd Dunhuang Cup - NAFA Singapore International Erhu Competition 2022 Open Category Gold (Category Winner).
In October 2020, Wong performed the gaohu concerto The Butterfly Lovers at the HKCO’s Opening Concert of the 44th Orchestral Season, ‘One Hundred Chinese Music Classics Select - The Timeless Spring River and Ambush‘ on the second-generation dragon-head, round resonator, model of the Eco-Gaohu (Cantonese Style). The occasion marked the debut of this newly reformed instrument in the Eco-Huqin series developed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Wong also gave the world premiere of Yu Lefu’s gaohu suite, Infinite Time (Guang Nian Wu Xian), at the Lang Lang Concert Hall of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou, in November 2019.