Veronika Cheng is a Classical Pianist and music teacher based in Hong Kong who started her piano and music studies at 7. Cheng performed around Europe, U.S., U.K., and Korea. In 2011, Cheng won the champion of Beacon-CSU Stanislaus international piano competition in the U.S., a performance of Beethoven Sonata, which brought her to continue her music study at Hong Kong Baptist University. Cheng was always invited to attend open master classes, she had classes under Mary Wu, Jeffery Swann, Yue Chu, and Julia Mao. Cheng is passionate about chamber music, she was performed with serval violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists in Piano Trio and Two Piano Four Hands performances. Cheng also won serval competitions around mainland China and Hong Kong. Including the 4th and 5th Piano Duet and Two Piano Competition in Shenzhen, the 20th Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition. Cheng’s performance always inspires people with an enthusiastic, deep understanding, and warm image. Cheng has also participated in many overseas master classes and studying under different overseas pianists and music educators since she was a child, including two visits to Vienna, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other places.
Cheng graduated with a Merit result from the Master of Art in Music programme at Hong Kong Baptist University. With having over 10 years of experience in piano and music theory teaching, Cheng’s students also won serval local competition awards including Second Prize in Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and several distinction results in ABRSM piano and theory public exams. One of her students got into HKEdU Bachelor Music in Education (Hon) programme under her fruitful teaching.
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.
Samson Ng，畢業於香港浸會大學（音樂文學碩士）及美國 Musicians Institute（現代鋼琴演奏學士），是香港少數同時持有現代鋼琴演奏學士學位及古典音樂碩士的音樂人，在港奠定了古典及流行鋼琴的基礎後遠赴美國荷李活深造現代音樂。在美國留學時期曾跟隨多位著名鋼琴手（包括：Russell Ferrante、Alberto Salas、Mamiko Kitaura 等）學習演奏及編寫不同風格的現代音樂（Latin、Jazz、Pop Ballad、Rock、Funk、Blues、Soul、R&B、Fusion、Film Music），並同時修讀電影配樂。
Samson 多年來演出經驗豐富，在美國留學期間曾在電視台選秀節目為歌手作鋼琴伴奏，並於校內外的各種活動中擔任鋼琴及鍵琴手；在港時亦曾於香港會議展覽中心、香港太空館、各區文化中心及表演場地出任爵士樂隊、搖滾樂隊、管弦樂器、敲擊樂團、個人聲樂演唱、婚禮的鋼琴及鍵琴伴奏，更曾於 Live House 中擔任駐場鍵琴手，歷年來參與演出達數百場。
除了主樂器，Samson 也曾在多個音樂劇及樂團擔任爵士鼓手、和音歌手、合唱團員(男低音）、舞台副總監及音樂總監。在音樂創作上，Samson 曾為音樂劇編曲，並曾參與泰迪羅賓電影《八步半喜怒哀樂》的配樂，也曾為樂隊 Supper Moment 的演唱會間場短片進行配樂。
Samson 有逾 10 年教學經驗，曾在大型連鎖琴行任教，擅長教授即興流行/爵士鋼琴，教學對象主要為成人及青少年，程度由初學至音樂系畢業生，授課時致力於啟發學生在音樂上的創意及自由度，將樂理和樂曲分析融入演奏中，在學習不同樂曲的同時，更會一步步引導學生去找出屬於他們自己的聲音和演奏風格，讓他們可以在鋼琴上自由、隨性地表達自我。
另外，有別於坊間流行鋼琴速成課程將彈奏過份簡化及 Pattern 化，Samson 重視每首歌的獨特性及細節，並擅於將歐美前衛時髦的現代鋼琴風格融入廣東流行曲當中。無論是初學者想直接學習時尚的流行曲彈奏手法，或者已彈奏流行曲多年但覺得自己的即興手法重重覆覆不知如何突破，Samson 都很樂意將他所知的在課堂上一一分享，並竭力幫助學生成為更好、更有個性的現代鋼琴手。
Born in Hong Kong, Anna Ngai learnt piano with Prof Zhayi Dan and Prof Gabriel Kwok. Moved to Germany in 2008, Anna Ngai studied piano with Prof. Wan-Ing Ong from the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. She graduated from the University Mozarteum of Salzburg with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Piano Music Pedagogy with the head of Keyboard department, Prof. Klaus Kaufmann and minor in chamber music and piano accompaniment. While teaching in Musikum Salzburg, she was invited to perform in the Wasserburg festival in Germany. Ngai has performed in Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia etc. Back to Hong Kong in 2017. During 2019-2021, Ngai was the resident répétiteur of Musica Viva under the Artistic Internship Scheme supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. She has been interviewed as a pianist at Television Station.
Ngai is active on piano teaching and piano accompaniment, currently is the répétiteur of Musica Viva, piano accompanist of Lingnan University Choir, Music Tutor and Exam Supervisor of VMEB Certified, a private piano, music theory and piano accompaniment tutor.
Wong Hong Wang, Cyrus is currently doing Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He graduated from TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College in 2018. Since 2011, Wong has started studying performance of trombone under the coach of Mr. Tony Tsui Siu Fai, and has actively participated in various symphonic events with school band, including various trombone solo and concert band secondary school class in the Hong Kong School Music Festival. Wong and his alma mater participated in the Europees Muziekfestival voor de Jeugd in Neerpelt in 2013 and 2015, as well as participated BeiJing Music Exchange Tour with Tung Wah Academy of Music in 2016. During his secondary school life, he attained ABRSM grade 8 Trombone & Euphonium with distinction and merit respectively in 2016, as well as being invited to participate the ABRSM High Achievers Concert in 2017. After graduated from his alma mater, Wong had begun to read Music Studies in Hong Kong Baptist University. He attended in various ensembles offered by the university, such as the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, jazz orchestra and baroque orchestra. Besides inter school music activities, Wong is also active in local music activities. Wong has been joining the Hong Kong Festival Youth Wind Orchestra since 2013. Afterwards he also joined the Hong Kong Youth Wind Orchestra in 2019 and local jazz band Happy Go Lucky in 2020. In the meantime, Wong has been constantly been invited to different orchestra as guest player, including Galaxy Wind Ensemble in 2017 ;Hong Kong Wind Chamber Philharmonia, local jazz bands Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra and The Big Band Express in 2019, as well as local band Uchu Yurei since 2022. Wong joined the Jacques Mauger Trombone masterclass organised by The Brass Molecule and the Jörgen van Rijen trombone masterclass in Singapore organised by The Low Brass Academy in 2019. In 2021, Wong passed Trinity LTCL Trombone Recital.
Born in Hong Kong, Shania Chan Choi Ching is a passionate saxophone performer and educator. She has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, the Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, and China. Moreover, she has won the 18th Osaka International Music Competition (Hong Kong Semi Final) and the Hong Kong Music Talent Award 2020 (Woodwind Category Open Class).
Shania’s enthusiasm for saxophone has led her to appear in international saxophone symposiums and events, such as the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the World Music Contest Kerkrade, and the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy. Furthermore, Shania has actively taken part in many master classes conducted by esteemed saxophonists including Vincent David, Timothy McAllister, Nobuya Sugawa, Nathan Bogert, Stephen Page, Rhonda Taylor, Kenneth Tse and Habanera Saxophone Quartet.
Shania earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at the Hong Kong Baptist University under the tutelage of Mr. Jeffrey Chan. She was selected for an exchange program in Bowling Green State University (the United States) where she studied with the renowned saxophonist Dr. John Sampen. During her studies, she received numerous awards and scholarships, including HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship, Alumnus C.B. Chiu Scholarship, Character Building Fund Scholarship, Faculty of Arts Outstanding Achievement and Student Exchange Scholarship.
As a dedicated chamber musician, Shania is an active performer of different local music groups in Hong Kong including La Sax Saxophone Ensemble (HK), Hong Kong Professional Winds, New Hong Kong Philharmonia, Hong Kong Young Musicians’ Wind Orchestra. Apart from classical performances, Shania is also passionate in performing jazz and pop music. She has performed with HKBU Big Swingin’ Band, Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, as well as Hong Kong artist Louis Yuen Siu Cheung and Harry Wong.
In addition to performing, Shania is enthusiastic in teaching, aiming to promote the saxophone throughout Hong Kong. She teaches saxophone at various primary and secondary schools, as well as the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. She was also a conductor of a local primary school wind band.
Ginny Tin is an experienced teacher and musician. Ms Ginny is expected to be graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK) in 2020, she has also completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ms Ginny frequently works with local orchestras and ensembles. She is also active in performing and competing as a soloist.
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.
– Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies
(Hong Kong Baptist University)
– Diploma in 12th international music festival
(The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music(Poland)
– Licentiate of Trinity College London(Piano Recital)
(Trinity College London)
Born and raised in Hong Kong, ANDY CHEUNG CHIN TING began his musical education at age of five with piano lessons. Throughout grade school, he performed and participated in various music festivals and concerts. Now, he is a third year music student in Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in piano.
Andy is now studying Classical piano with Hung Chong(student of the legendary Yin Chengzong), the famous pianist in Hong Kong. Also, Andy got the teacher appreciated and skipped to the Licentiate diploma of Trinity College London from grade 8 level of ABRSM.
As a enthusiast of music, Andy also studied conducting with Master Mak Ka Lok. He had the privilege of taking a faculty position, as the conductor, at the Scout Concert Band. Meanwhile, he is also the founder and conductor of Hang Seng Management College Sinfonietta. He had great experiences and various performances with the band and sinfornietta.
In the future, Andy would fully devote to music industry and the educational works. He will concentrates on his teaching, mostly as a private instrument and theory teacher, giving private music trainings to various students. This includes extending the scope by launching music training programs in primary and secondary schools, so that more and more of our next generation may have music education.
Leo Tsui graduated from The Education University of Hong Kong, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture (Music), majoring in Piano. Being an experienced accompanist for the choir in his university, he has won the champion (with Saxy Boys) in the Music Skills Enhancement Scheme (MUSES) Chamber Award.
Tsui is an active accompanist in Hong Kong. Over the years, He accompanied university students majoring in music on different platforms, including graduation recitals, overseas competitions and examinations. He was also invited to accompany RTHK’s programme “Young Music Makers 2019”. He has collaborated with Marco Albonetti, an Italian Saxophonist, they had made a radio recording for RTHK program.
Having minored in Western Percussion and Conducting. He was a member and student conductor of EdUHK Symphonic Band. He is now the principal Percussion and assistant conductor of O Wind Ensemble. He also participates in many orchestras and wind bands as a guest player.
Born in Hong Kong, Anna Vienna Ho gained an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and a Master of Music in Piano Performance with distinction from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she received a number of awards and scholarships. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music from Hong Kong Baptist University. She was the winner of numerous international piano competitions, including Concours International Leopold Bellan, Rome International Music Competition, Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital Competition, International Robert Schumann Klavier Welttbert, Internationaler Deutscher Irmler-Klavierwettbewerb, International Music Competition “Таланты XXI века”, International Moscow Music Competition, 5th Propiano International Competition, Quebec International Music Competition, IYMC International Classical Music Competition, Mid-Somerset Festival, North London Music Festival, London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, Abergavenny Eisteddfod Y Fenni and Leamington Spa Competitive Festival among others.
Anna is a versatile musician who has worked as a concert pianist, répétiteur, composer, opera singer and conductor for a number of music organizations, including Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Opera Novella, London Oriana Choir and London Gay Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has been selected as a Du Vert a L’infini festival artist and the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital artist. Recently, she has worked as a répétiteur for Bel Canto Singers’ production of “My Beloved”, a pasticcio of music by Giacomo Puccini.
Passionate about opera, Anna has participated in different opera performances in Hong Kong and the UK, including Verdi’s Macbeth, La Traviata, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, La Bohème, Bellini’s Norma, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Bizet’s Carmen, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. She was the first prize winner of several music festivals, Holmfirth Musical Festival, Newcastle-U-Lyme Festival of Music, and the Coulsdon and Purley Festival, to name a few. Anna’s compositions include instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, multi-media, orchestral and operatic works, which were premiered around the world by various musicians.
Anna has had extensive teaching experience over 10 years with pupils from 3 years to 60 years, from beginners to professionals. She enjoys teaching piano, accompaniment, music theory, singing, as well as composing. She was the adjudicator of the “Festival of Instrumental and Vocal Arts” International Online Music Competition and Virtuozy International Music Competition. She is a tutor at Hong Kong International Institute of Music, Yip’s Children’s Choir and the International Marine Symphony Academy of Music.
Cyanne is currently studying music at Hong Kong Baptist University. She major in singing, minor in playing the flute and the piano. Cyanne joined The Hong Kong Children’s Choir at the age of 3. She has performed with the choir both locally and overseas, including Hungary, Australia, Portugal, Estonia etc as a chorister, dancer, soloist, and flutist. She has won numerous prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in piano solo, vocal solo, and vocal duet categories. She also joined the International Youth Music Festival with the secondary school orchestra and won the silver band. Cyanne is also passionate about composing. In 2018, she wrote the background music for the drama production “Mulan”.
Hong Kong’s new generation of conductor and classical saxophonist; Chung Hoi YAN (Oliver) is active in music activities all over the world. Oliver Yan is the current Assistant Conductor of the Stephen F. Austin Symphony Orchestra (SFASO).
Oliver started his musical training in high school, pursuing saxophone and conducting performances in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Italy and the United States. He has been invited as a guest conductor in many ensembles and orchestras around the world including the Brescia Master Orchestra, SFA Saxophone Ensemble, Hong Kong Baptist University Composition Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Youth Saxophone Choir.
Oliver has worked with many great musicians that have heavily influenced his passion to present his music on the stage. Oliver has participated in multiple masterclasses with conductors, including Donald Schleicher, Douglas Bostock, Larry Rachleff, and Nicolas Pasquest.
As a classical saxophonist, Oliver was tasked with presenting a lecture recital; presenting the Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by David Maslanka in his undergraduate graduation recital. Good instrumental playing is a monumental aspect in one’s journey to become a conductor. Along with conducting masterclasses, Oliver has participated in masterclasses focussed on saxophone performance; led by Arno Bornkamp, Kenneth Tse, Timothy McAllister, and Vincent David, etc.
Since beginning his musical journey at twelve years of age, Oliver has a relentless pursuit of developing his musical skills on the podium and on his horn. He studied saxophone under Dr. Tak Chiu Wong in Hong Kong Baptist University and studied conducting under Mr. Man Ho Choi and Mr. Kelvin Ngai. Currently, Oliver is pursuing a double Masters Degree in Saxophone Performance and Conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Gregory Grabowski and Dr. Nathan Nabb/Dr. Bob Eason in their respective fields in Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas.
CK Wong is a pianist and cellist, graduated from the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts and Culture (Music) at The Education University of Hong Kong. WONG studied playing the piano when she was young and she studied cello now. Also, WONG achieved the ATCL Piano Recital (Distinction) at Trinity College London and Grade 8 music theory at The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Besides, WONG have diverse interests such as taking photographs, not only playing instruments and she was the pianist and cellist in Hong Kong Elite Chamber Orchestra.
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。
Frankie Chan earned his Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance from California Baptist University. He learned violin from Korean violinist Dr. Jin Hee Kim, Taiwan violist Dr. I-Ting Huang, Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Dr. Gregory Lee, and the Principal Second Violin of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Ting Fan. Also, Frankie has completed the Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University with first class honours, and been selected for the Scholastic Award.
Frankie’s performance experience includes various genres. He was the violin player of 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, such as the winner of GRAMMY Award 2019 and Music Director of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Gemma New, American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and Chloé Trevor, Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor Tan Dun, and the founder of Hong Kong String Orchestra Yao Jue.
Frankie started violin teaching since 2007, and studied and The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and California Baptist University during 2014-2020. Some of Frankie’s students have been admitted in local universities to continue their music studies. Also, Frankie served as a violin tutor in 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.