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.
Stephanie Tsoi Hoi Yin began to learn erhu at the age of 7 under the tutelage of Ms. Li Pei-jun. Discovering her deep interest in music performance, she started her further study in erhu with Mr. Wong On Yuen and gaohu with Prof. Yu Qiwei. At the age of 15, she obtained excellent result in Diploma in Erhu, Central Conservatory of Music Practical Examination. During her study of Bachelor or Arts in Music in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she actively participated in solo and orchestra performances, as well as international competitions. Tsoi participated in the 9th Amigdala European Music Competition as the Hong Kong representative, and was awarded the Gold prize in Folk Music Category, Best Interpretation Prize, and Special Prize of Aci Bonaaccorsi. In the 17th Osaka International Music Competition, she was awarded 2nd Prize in Folk Music.
Tsoi has finished her study in Master of Arts in Music in Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019, further studying in music pedagogy and children psychology. She showed her interest in the comparison of Chinese and Western music pedagogical styles in her graduation thesis in her Bachelor and Master degrees. Tsoi is now a full time erhu teacher, working as the erhu tutor in various primary and secondary schools. Tsoi keeps investigating new pedagogical styles, aiming to introduce innovative teaching methods to enhance the learning efficiency and the interest of students.
Sum Ho WONG is the Acting Gaohu Principal 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 Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree with first class honours, with a double major in gaohu and erhu under Yu Qiwei and Wong On-yuen. 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).
WONG performed the gaohu concerto The Butterfly Lovers, the gaohu and Orchestra Clouds Over the Autumn River, For Four Instruments and Chinese Orchestra Next Station Moon with 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.
16 年表演、比賽經驗、6 年二胡教學經驗