Judy started learning the violin and the piano at the age of 6. She is now studying Bachelor of Music in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in violin. She actively took part in various orchestral and chamber ensemble groups. Judy enjoys interacting with children and is patient in teaching. She wishes to raise students interest in music and excavate their potentials.
李家勒是一位香港的小提琴家、中提琴家、作曲家和音樂教育工作者。目前旅居在英國倫敦，並同時從事音樂教育及演出工作。李氏擁有豐富的演出經驗，曾在歐洲及亞洲公開演出，曾參與 Hong Kong Youth Philharmonia、Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong 、香港中文大學崇基管弦樂團的管弦樂團演出，並活躍於室內樂音樂及獨奏演奏。當中包括 2022 年法國五月音樂會、2023 年亦以室內樂樂手身份參加了大提琴家 Damien Ventula 的室內樂大師班及 Astona International 2023，並自幼於香港大會堂、香港文化中心等…..的演奏廳演出。
在教育方面，李家勒主要在倫敦及遙距進行私人教學。普遍的學生均具有良好的閱譜能力、音樂理解能力及厚實的基礎知識，使學生通常在室內樂及管弦樂團中均有出色表現。李氏相信每位學生都有自己的長處，而具有鼓勵和引導性的教學可以令學生喜愛上音樂外，更可培養他們的自立能力能力，隨著便會在音樂有出色表現。李氏學生普遍在修讀一年後具 Grade 3 技術，兩年半 grade 5 技術，普遍學生通常於第四至五年會取得 Grade 8 證書 。在疫情期間礙於封關問題，李氏亦有到校進行教授，當中包括香港真光書院、培僑小學、聖安當小學、呂明才小學等…
李氏現時同時在倫敦 Royal College of Music 進修演奏碩士學位，並以一級榮譽成績畢業於`香港中文大學音樂學士學位 。他分別跟隨在 Nathan Braude 、吳晉先生(香港小交響樂團前副首席)、何紅英女士和甘浩鵬博士進修音樂。
除了演奏之外，他還是一位活躍的作曲家。他的作品曾由Cong Quartet和Mivous Quartet演奏，作品集被香港中樂團收納。作品曾在 2021 年、2022 年和 2023 年的 Ensemble in Residence 音樂會以及 2019 年、2022 年和 2023 年的紫荊音樂會等場合中演出。
Frankie Chan earned his Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance from California Baptist University. He studied violin with Korean violinist Dr. Jin-Hee Kim, Taiwan violist Dr. I-Ting Huang, the Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and the Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Dr. Gregory Lee, as well as the Principal Second Violin of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Ting Fan. Additionally, Frankie has completed the Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies with first-class honours at Hong Kong Baptist University, and has been selected for the Scholastic Award.
Frankie’s performance experience encompasses various genres. He was a violin player in the California Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, California Baptist University Chamber Orchestra, Corona Symphony Orchestra, Sewanee Symphony, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, and Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra. He performed with several world-renowned musicians, including the winner of the 2019 GRAMMY Award and Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Gemma New, American violinists Anne Akiko Meyers and Chloé Trevor, Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor Tan Dun, and the founder of the Hong Kong String Orchestra Yao Jue.
Frankie began teaching violin in 2007. He studied at The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and California Baptist University from 2014 to 2020. Some of Frankie’s students have been admitted to local universities to continue their music studies. Additionally, Frankie has served as a violin tutor at various schools, such as W F Joseph Lee Primary School, Yuk Yin School, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College, Cumberland Presbyterian Church Yao Dao Secondary School, Riverside Arts Academy (United States), The Hong Kong Management Association K S Lo College, Ng Clan’s Association Tai Pak Memorial School, and C.C.C. Kei Tsun Primary School.
Jocelyn graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University in Music Studies, majored in violin, under the tutelage of Mr. Andrea Zanchetta. During her time at the University, she actively involved in ensembles and orchestras. After that, she went abroad for further education. She studied master’s degree in Music Education at University College London (UCL) to pursue her career as a music educator. She started teaching violin during undergraduate. She has sufficient experiences of violin teaching individually and also in different schools including Mary of Providence primary school, Tin Shui Wai Chan Chun Ha Kindergarten, Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui primary school, Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School of MFBM and Christian Alliance H.C. primary school.
Started learning piano at the age of 7 and violin at the age of 8, Jocelyn received intensive trainings in sight-reading, performance and musicianship. She is actively joining some public performances with different orchestras including SAO Six Arts Orchestra, Opera Hong Kong, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, which given her opportunities and unique experiences to perform on stage.
She is currently working as a violin tutor, she has conducted classes in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. While she teaches musical knowledge and instrument skills to students of different caliber and background, more importantly she inspires in them positive thinking and perception about themselves. She finds the interest in music education that she believes she can make a contribution in changing people’s mind and life through music.
Calvin started playing violin when he was 6 years old. He was studying under Prof. Yang Bao Zhi, Ms. Zhu Bei and Mr. Chai Zhi Hong. Now he is studying with Mr. Ivan Chan. Calvin won numerous prizes in Hong Kong Music Festival since he was studying in the primary school, including the 2nd place of Miss Barbara Fei Instrumental Scholarship and 2nd place of Hong Kong Strings Scholarship for Stringed Instruments. Calvin passed in the exam of ATCL, LTCL, FTCL in the year of 2005, 2006 and 2009. In 2012, he was participating in the Asian Youth Orchestra, and concerts in Hong Kong, China, Japan and Taiwan. In 2014 summer, Calvin joined the Kent Blossom Music Festival. In 2017, he was one of the winners of the Concerto Trial in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Moreover, Calvin participates in different concerts in Hong Kong. He is one of the player of the Young Pro Platform (season 2021/22), and the freelance player of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Albert Chin is a passionate violinist born in Hong Kong. He began playing violin at the age of 4. His talent was nurtured, and by age 12 he achieved an ATCL trinity diploma, with the enlightenment of Ernesson Chiu, the founder of Centre Stage (Hong Kong). He further study music as an undergraduate at the Hong Kong Baptist University, mentored by Ray Tsoi and Gary Ngan. He studied Royal Northern College of Music Master of Performance with scholarship, under the tutelage of Callum Smart and Leland Chen.
In addition to his education, Chin played with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, winning various competitions including the 6th Hong Kong Virtuoso Music Competition and the Hong Kong Youth competition. During his bachelor’s degree, he performed with the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, and since that time, he has appeared in different world leading side-by-side orchestral programs with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Halle Orchestra, and the Manchester Camerata.
Chin’s professional career has been punctuated by widely acclaimed performances throughout Korea, Italy, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, he has attended plentiful masterclasses conducted by world renowned violinists and soloists namely Ning Feng, Pavel Fischer and Ben Holland.
As an acting music director of the Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association, Chin has years of experience in teaching students of all levels, including but not limited to Tseung Kwan O Government Primary School, G.T (Ellen Yeung) College and HKMLC Queen Maud Secondary School.
Amy Wong is a skilled musician specializing in classical violin and viola performances. She holds a Master’s Degree in Music and a Performer’s Certificate in the United States, where she pursued Violin Performance with a full-tuition scholarship starting in 2018. During her time in the U.S.A., Amy studied under Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, Concertmaster of the Longview Symphony Orchestra, and Professor Yi-Wen Jiang, a member of the Shanghai Quartet and an International Violin Competition winner.
Amy demonstrated her talent as the Concertmaster of both school orchestras and various event ensembles during her studies. She also received full scholarships to participate in renowned music festivals such as the Texas Music Festival and the Red Rocks Chamber Music Festival.
After completing her violin studies, Amy decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Viola at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, under the guidance of Professor Roger Benedict, former Viola Principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. At the conservatory, she held the position of Viola Principal in both the Con String Orchestra and the Con Symphony Orchestra. Amy was also selected to join the Con Symphony Orchestra on their European tour. Additionally, she served as a teacher in the Con junior program.
Prior to her international studies, Amy received violin instruction from Mr. Ting Fan, the Chief Conductor of The Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra and former Second Violin Principal of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Her talents were consistently recognized with the Talent Development Scholarship awarded by the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund.
Amy is now studying viola with Mr Yu Sun, who is the Solo Violist of Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and was formerly the Solo Violist of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Principal Violist at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Amy embarked on her viola studies with Mr. Sun during her graduate studies in Sydney and remains under his guidance.
Throughout the years, Amy has had the privilege of participating in masterclasses and receiving coaching from celebrated musicians such as Wilfried Strehle, Ole Böhn, Julian Smiles, Daniel Herscovitch, Wei-Gang Li, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Mathias Tacke, and Cho-Liang Lin, among others. Furthermore, she successfully auditioned for and toured with multiple orchestras, showcasing her talents in esteemed venues across Berlin, Leipzig, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bratislava, Brno, and Russia.
With over a decade of teaching experience, Amy has provided continuous instruction in Hong Kong, the United States, and Sydney. She has delivered private lessons and group classes at various music centers and educational institutions. Amy’s extensive experience enables her to offer invaluable guidance to students in diverse settings, drawing from her own training under esteemed instructors.
Lo Sze Wing is a graduate from Hong Kong Baptist University, B.A (Hons) in Music Studies. Started playing violin at the age of 4. Lo followed Mr. Lau Yat-ying and Mr. Ng Ka-ming during her early age. Lo is currently studying violin with Mr. Andrew Ling, the Viola Principal of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lo has passed an LTCL Recital in violin and Grade 5 piano examination with distinction. Lo is an experienced orchestral player. She is one of the major violinists in a number of amateur orchestra in Hong Kong. She followed a tour organized by Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra to Shanghai in 2010 and Russia in 2015 to broaden her horizon.
Lo is a patient and enthusiastic music educator. She has entered the music career since 2013. She has taught in numerous music centres, such as Greenery Music Ltd. and Tomlee Music, etc. Alongside, she gave private lesson to students from many different ages. Therefore, she developed well communication skills from her above career.
Born in Hong Kong, violinist Choi Tsz Ching now focuses on violin performance and other teachings. She is the violin coach at the Maestro Art School and the music director of Romantic Period and recently set up her own violin studio to nurture musicians of the next generation.
Choi Tsz Ching has recently performed with the The Asian Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, The Colloglum Musicum HK, Baptist University Orchestra and the Strings Amarta. She performed with some famous performers such as, Joshua Bell, Rachel Cheung etc. She also participated the master class with some famous violinist such as Mr. Cho- Liand Lin, Johannes Hehrmann etc.
At the age of 10, Ching joined The Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchrstra and attained Distinction at her grade 8 violin exam (ABRSM). She won 1st prize at The Hong Kong School Music Festival, and also got the Distinction for ATCL viola exam (TRINITY LONDON).
Ching graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University–the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music. She studied violin with Mr. Leung Kin Fung – the 1st associate Concertmaster in Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Patrick T S Yim– the Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University, and Miss Amelia Chan—the Concertmaster of city chamber orchestra in Hong Kong.
Ching has rich experience in viola, violin, and theory teaching, many of her students awarded the distinction in the theory exam and outstanding result in the public exam and awarded the prizes in the competition.
Kent is a talented musician with a passion for performance and education. He is awarded Master of Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied under the guidance of Prof. Benedict Holland. Kent began learning the violin at the age of six under the tutelage of Han Zhong Cai, composer of “Silk Road, Flower Rain” and FuTeng, pedagogue from the Yip’s music education center. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Hong Kong Baptist University, with a high distinction in violin, chamber music, and orchestra performance, under the tutelage of Andrea Zanchetta and Gary Ngan.
Kent has won numerous awards and accolades for his musical abilities, including the Concerto Opens Final Champion at the 2018 China International Music & Arts Festival. He has also had the privilege of performing in masterclasses by world-renowned musicians such as violinist Ning Feng, and members of the Logos Quartet. He also had the face to face experience to attend masterclasses by Augustin Handelich, Lin Cho Liang, and Shlomo Mintz.
As a freelance musician, Kent is active in various musical contexts and has worked with esteemed artists and orchestras. He has played side by side with members of leading orchestras in Europe and Asia, including the BBC Philharmonic, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Global Symphony Orchestra. He had also played for the Royal nobles and family members at the RNCM 50th birthday Concert as a member of RNCM Symphony Orchestra, and performed in the “想你張國榮” online concert as a member of Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, which was broadcasted on TVB and YouTube.
In addition to his performing career, Kent is a passionate and experienced music educator. He has taught private students and in various music schools and institutions, including Maestro Arts School of music, Mary of Providence Primary School, Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College, G.T. College, Qin Music, St’margaret co-ed English Secondary and Primary School, Rex Music, Perfect Arts, and Music Happiano. He has helped many students achieve success in their music exams, with students passing ABRSM with merit and another winning the Hong Kong Music Festival.
自幼受古典音樂薰陶，學習小提琴、鋼琴、二胡。曾任浸會大學弦樂團首席、亞洲室樂團第二小提琴首席，並代表香港參與於俄羅斯葉卡捷琳堡舉辦的「第三屆歐亞音樂節」、烏拉爾愛樂樂團首席 Evgeny Markov 小提琴大師班、斯洛伐克國際音樂節中取得弦樂金獎、曼谷國際音樂節總決賽、釜山國際音樂節表演嘉賓等等。
除了世界各地過百場演出經驗外，亦曾與多個國際享負盛名的獨奏者合作並同台演出，當中包括美國小提琴家 Joshua Bell、香港鋼琴家李嘉齡（Colleen Lee）、香港鋼琴家查可倫（Helen Cha），著名指揮家 Vassily Sinaisky、著名指揮家黃屹、香港歌星譚詠麟、蘇永康、謝安琪等等合作。
Edwin Lam graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). Obtained the Bachelor degree in Music with several scholarship, which included the Grantham Scholarship, HKSAR Government Scholarship and Y.S. Liu Foundation Scholarship.
Edwin was the part of the Asian Youth Orchestra in the year of 2013 and 2014, touring in major city in Asia during summer time. A year after, he went to Kent Blossom Music Festival and performed as a chamber musician with various musician across the States.
He now worked as a freelance musician and instrumental teacher upon graduation. Since then, he had worked under baton of various world renowned conductors. Such as James Judd, Ken-David Masur, Brett Mitchell and etc. And accompanied famous musician such as Steven Isserlis, Vadim Repin, Sarah Chang and etc. Along with different orchestra which included Hong Kong String Orchestra, City Chamber of Hong Kong, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, Philharmonia APA, etc. And various opera productions, which included << Turandot >> , << Madame Butterfly >>, <<Merry Widow>> and << La Boheme >> ,<< Carmen >> with Musica Viva and Hong Kong Virtuosi, <<Don Pasquale>> with Musica Viva and Gustav Mahler Orchestra, and <<Sour Angelica & Gianni Schicchi>> by Giacometti Puccini with Opera Hong Kong.
Edwin has been teaching in multiple organizations and associations. He has been the Orchestra Assistant of the Student Orchestra of the Hong Kong Music Academy, String orchestra conductor of the Kowloon True Light Middle School(Primary Section), and String Orchestra Assistant of the DGJS. And in various school’s instrumental classes, which included the St. Paul College Primary School, St. Hilary’s Primary School, TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School and PLK Chan Yat Primary School.
Image credits are for my friends and other organisation which includes the Musicus Society, Hong Kong String Orchestra, Opera Hong Kong, Gustav Mahler Orchestra.
Isaac Szeto, born in Hong Kong, began learning the violin at the age of four. He begnaning studying the violin under Li Chuan-yun’s parents, as well as Teacher Li Yongchun. He was also fortunate to receive meticulous guidance from Professor Zheng Shisheng. In 2010, he obtained the Violin Performance Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in the UK and the LTCL Diploma from Trinity College London, as well as Master of Arts in Muisc at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2023.
Subsequently, Mr. Szeto was awarded a scholarship to pursue further studies in violin performance under the tutelage of Dr. Stelios Chatziiosifidis at the University of Kent in the UK.
In terms of performance experience, he has performed as a soloist at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, showcasing the Bruch G minor Violin Concerto. He has also performed with the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra and Diocesan Boys’ School in Austria, Vienna, Germany, Finland, and mainland China. During his studies in the UK, he was a member of the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, serving as the first violinist. He simultaneously held the position of principal violinist in the University of Kent Symphony Orchestra and the University Chamber Ensemble.
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.
Charlotte Tong graduated from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music at the Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in composition and violin. She is currently studying M. Phil. in Music Composition at the University of Hong Kong with full scholarship and working as a teaching assistant. She studied composition with Prof. Chan Hin-yan and Prof. Christopher Keyes and learnt violin with Dr. Kitty Cheung, a co-founder of the Romer String Quartet and the former associate concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
As a composer, her works were performed by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Nova Ensemble and Toolbox Percussion, etc. She was also a finalist of “New Generation 2020” and showcased her composition on the RTHK Radio 4.
As a performer, she is enthusiastic in performance. She participated in solo, chamber and orchestra performance as a violinist and violist. She was the player in HK Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, HK Festival Orchestra, etc.
Charlotte is a patient and experienced music educator. She has given private and group lessons for more than 8 years.
Dr. Leung Ka Chun has performed in world-renowned concert halls in North America, Europe, and Asia, such as New York Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Italy Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre, etc. As a soloist, he has performed with famous orchestras such as the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong and the Boston University Baroque Orchestra and has received high acclaim.
Leung has also served as concertmaster of several orchestras, such as UMass Boston Orchestra, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, etc. He is often invited to many chamber music festivals, including the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Baroque Performance Institute, Arianna Chamber Music Festival, etc. He also won third place in the 2018 Cremona International Violin Competition Open Group.
Leung graduated from the Boston University School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts in String Performance (DMA) and Master of Music in String Performance (MM), and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance (BA) from the Hong Kong Baptist University School of Music. During his studies, he won the Roman and Melanie Totenberg String Scholarship to study for his DMA at Boston University. He was also elected as the lifetime honor member of The Pi Kappa Lambda Society, a famous Classical Music Society in United States. His violin teachers include the famous award-winning American Violin Professor Yuri Mazurkevich, and the Korean-American violinist, Leslie Ryang, Assistant Second Violin of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Leung is a violin teacher in the ADMS Violin Mentorship Program of Hong Kong Baptist University School of Music and Jury of Hong Kong International Music and Arts Festival Competition. He is currently working as orchestral violinist at Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
葉嘉寶老師畢業於香港教育大學，主修音樂教育（當代音樂及演奏教育學）。已考獲英國倫敦聖三一音樂學院高級鋼琴演奏文憑（Ltcl in Piano Performance），樂理文憑（Amustcl）、英國皇家音樂學院鋼琴、小提琴及樂理八級。在 2018 年入圍第七屆維羅納國際鋼琴比賽（Verona International Piano Competition），並晉身半準決賽。
William Lee completed the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music at Hong Kong Baptist University. During the time, Lee was appointed to be the concertmaster of Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra and Collegium Musicum of Hong Kong. For striving a more advanced performance level, Lee received the Master of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Texas at Austin with scholarships. He had studied with Mr. Wong Wai Ming, Mr. Andrew Ling, Mr. Ray Tsoi and Mr. Daniel Ching in his university studies. Moreover, Lee participated in several violin and chamber masterclasses with Ms. Kathleen Wrinkler, Mr. Daniel Jordan, Mr. David Kim, Mr. Leo Philips, Mr. Robert Diaz etc. Besides that, Lee was coached by the members of Miro Quartet.
Lee is passionate in performing the music,including solo, chamber music and orchestral music. In his early time, he had obtained the violin LTCL and viola ATCL from the College of Trinity in distinction. In 2014, he was invited to be one of the members of Collegium Muscium of Hong Kong to perform at Carnegie Hall. Besides that, Lee had won the third prize at the 5th Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition in 2017. Furthermore, Lee gained the full scholarship to take part in the 30th Texas Music Festival and be the concertmaster in that orchestra.
While being passionate in performing, Lee is also enthusiastic in teaching for more than 10 years who has been appointed to be the violin tutor at the Norwigian International School, Pui Ching Primary School, Hennessy Road Government School etc.
Lee is playing as a violinist of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Being an active musician in Hong Kong, Ho has collaborated with well known conductors, soloists, composers and artists, including Elizabeth Adams, Francesca Anderegg, Elim Chan, Jimmy Chiang, Sharon Choa, Michaël Cousteau, Cui Zheng-Rong, Alan Cumberland, Fan Tao, Natasha Farny, Patrick Furrer, Hsu Wei-En, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jang Yoo-Jin, Nicholas Kok, Joseph Koo Kar-Fai, Gwen Krosnick, Lang Lang, Leung Kin-Fung, Andrew Ling, Liu Kuok Man, Lorin Maazel, Pietro Mianiti, Andrew Mogrelia, Janusz Olejniczak, Richard Yongjae O’Neill, Richard Rosenberg, Perry So, Josef Špaček, Kiril Stankow, Mladen Tarbuk, Yang Xiao-Yu, Jaap van Zweden, etc. He has also received guidance from Elizabeth Adams, Michael Gurevich, Jiang Yi-Wen, Antoinette Lohmann, Todd Phillips, Joan Plana, Emily Daggett Smith, Simon Smith, Ralph de Souza, Nancy Zhou, etc.
Ho is also an active participant in chamber and orchestral performances. He has received ensemble guidance from Arcangelo, Ivan Chan, Endellion String Quartet, Shane Levesque, Hui Ling, Jaap ter Linden, Miami String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Sally Sanford, Shanghai Quartet, Ray Wang, etc. Ho had collaborated with Stephen Hung in 2015 to give a violin & piano duo recital under the The Celeste Concerts series at All Saints’ Church in Hong Kong. As first violinist, Ho also led the Chinese-Western ensemble accompanying the premiere performances of Cityscape II in 2018. Apart from ensemble performances, Ho has taken part in different orchestras, including Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Orchestra, Hong Kong Inheritage Philharmonic, Global Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong International Youth Philharmonia, Modern Symphony Orchestra, Nan Xi Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, HKAPA Academy Symphony Orchestra, HKAPA Chamber Orchestra, etc. He was also selected as a member of Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra delegation to Shanghai World Expo in 2010 and Yekaterinburg, Russia in 2015, a tour member of Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra to Beijing, China in 2016, a member of HKAPA Academy Strings Orchestra delegation to Kuandu Arts Festival, Taipei in 2017, and a member of Global Symphony Orchestra representing Hong Kong in Chopin Piano Festival Opening Concert in Guangzhou, China in 2019. He was also invited to participate in the New Year Concert 2020 televised by CCTV. Ho had also been selected as part of the strings orchestra in recording Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night with Naxos in Maryland, USA in 2017.
Ho has received a handful of scholarships and financial assistances, including Society of the Academy for Performing Arts Scholarship, Grantham Scholarship, Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship and HKSAR Government Reaching Out Award. He has received for two consecutive years, 2017 & 2018, a full scholarship including tuition and board for participating in The National Music Festival at Chestertown, MD. Ho has also received a scholarship for tuition and board for taking part in the workshop Rethinking Bach at Tokai University, Japan, and a scholarship for attending the Early Music Summer School hosted by Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Born in Hong Kong, David started his violin studies when he was five and a half years old. He is a violin student of Mr. Cheng Yat Wah and Albert Yue Cheng since the age of 12.
In 2016-2017, David studied under Ms. Rosamund Bromley (Concertmaster of Salisbury Symphony Orchestra) while in the UK pursuing my academic studies. He was later accepted into St. Mary’s Music School, a specialist music school in Edinburgh and have gained experience in chamber music, academic music, orchestra and choir. He studied under Assistant Leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ruth Crouch and he also works with piano collaborator/coach John Cameron and attended his performance class. During his time in the UK, he has studied under London Royal Academy of Music violinist professor Remus Azoitei. Outside of school, He was invited to play in the Edinburgh Competition Festival Orchestra. Besides Classical Violin, David had a valuable opportunity in participating in the Early Music Winter Weekend at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and gained knowledge about the historical informed performance practice in the Baroque period and its transition from the 20th to 21st century. He has also played in Baroque Violin demonstration lessons and in a Violin masterclass with Ms. Sayuri Yamagata.
David loved going to concerts and whilst he was in Edinburgh, he had the opportunity to listen and attend around three classical concerts per month. He has attended Alexander Technique sessions at school and was trained to be more mindful of Violin playing postures, movements and unhelpful habits. Thus, he was able to get rid of any excessive tensions when playing the violin. He has been playing without the aid of a shoulder rest. In addition, David has been trained to work with students with SEN (Special Education Needs) through a Dyslexia specialist school in UK.
He has completed his Associate Degree of Arts (Music Studies) at the College of International Education of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2021 and currently working towards his Bachelor of Music Degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has performed in several cities around the world which include Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong and has received many scholarships from JK & Ingrid Lee Foundation and HKSAR Government.