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.
Jan Au, graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and received her Master of Music Degree in Cello Performance. Studied under Lionel Handy, former Principal Cellist of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Nicholas Stringfellow.
Jan started playing the Cello at the age of 9. Her teachers included Chai Hon Fong and An Yue. She then completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the guidance of Tung Hiu Lo. Jan also studied the Viola da Gamba under period instruments specialist Lam Tim Wai during her time at the Academy. She has been invited by the Early Music Society of Hong Kong to perform as a Viola da Gamba Soloist on different occasions. Besides performing in Hong Kong, Jan has also been to Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to perform with Orchestras.
During her time studying in the UK, Jan participated in many masterclasses. She was coached by International Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, Jian Wang, Toke Møldrup, Ulrich Heinen and Hannah Roberts. Being the Associated Principal Cellist of the Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Jan has performed under the baton of Michael Seal from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Ludovic Morlot from the Seattle Symphony. She was also coached by the members of Castalian String Quartet and Lindsay String Quartet.
Apart from being a soloist, Jan also participated in a variety of music performances and training including String Quartet, Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Music Performance Practice and Music Pedagogy. During her time living in the UK, she has been invited to perform in public often as a soloist and received a lot of positive feedback.
Jan has been teaching for more than 10 years. She is currently a Cello Tutor at the Music Office, Yaumati Catholic Primary School, and the String Ensemble Coach at Sacred Heart Canossian School.
Garrick Tang studied with Georg Pedersen at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees as a recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship. He also studied with Marion Feldman, who is a professor of cello at the Manhattan School of Music. Garrick was the five-time winner at Hong Kong’s Schools Music Festival and holds licentiate diplomas from Trinity College, London in cello and piano. He was also a state semi-finalist at the Sydney Eisteddfod’s Drs NSW Scholarship Competition. As an orchestral musician, he had served as principal cellist at the Sydney Conservatorium Opera Orchestra and co-principal cellist at the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he received coaching from Ole Bøhn and Goetz Richter.
He was also the principal cellist at HKCSO, established by Dr. Yip Wai Hong. Garrick had performed with Vienna’s Boys Choir throughout Europe and Asia as a representative cellist by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He was also invited to be a guest cellist at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Youth Symphony Orchestra Music Festival. Garrick was previously a faculty member at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Open Academy. He has also served as an adjudicator for the Hong Kong Children and Youth Arts Association Competition.
Graduated from the Music Department of Hong Kong Baptist University, under the tutelage of Mr. Choy, Martin Kwok-Tin. Lui has obtained the ATCL diploma of clarinet performance from Trinity College, London, and obtained distinction results. Over the years, Lui has been actively participating in orchestras, wind bands, marching band and ensembles, including China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, O Wind Ensemble, Tom Lee Hong Kong Youth NeoWinds Orchestra, The Pegasus Vanguard, etc. Lui also has gone to Singapore and Japan for exchange and performance. Lui also participated in many performances in Hong Kong, such as Terence Lam Summer Blues Live at Hong Kong coliseum 2022.
Yanny started playing trombone in secondary school when she was 12. She has achieved the Trinity College London (ATCL) diploma and Grade 8 Music Theory when she was 17 years old. After secondary school, she started her professional training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Trombone Performance under Maciek Walicki and Zachary Bond when she was 19 and obtained Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree in 2020. Then she continue her study in HKAPA and completed her Degree of Master of Music in 2023.
Yanny is an active trombone player in Hong Kong. She works as a freelance player in different orchestras and bands such as the Hong Kong Professional Winds, Hong Kong Symphonic Winds, Hong Kong Orchestra, and Hong Kong String Orchestra etc. She has often participated in many master classes and seminars to enhance her playing and teaching skills, such as Thailand Trombone Festival,Singapore Low Brass Academy, Joseph Alessi‘s Trombone Seminar and Slider Asia.
Yanny is an extremely passionate teacher and has been teaching since 2016. She is currently teaching at several different schools giving low brass classes and private trombone lessons.
She is also strong at teaching the students from young age, such as in the age of 4 to 5.
Raymond graduated with a Master degree in Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he study under with Mr. Andrew Simon, the Principal Clarinetist of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Bachelor degree in Music Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University, where he studied under Mr. Martin Choy, the former Principal Clarinetist of Hong Kong Sinfonietta majoring in clarinet. He started his clarinet study at the age of twelve. He has accomplished LTCL Clarinet Recital Diploma with Distinction, ABRSM Grade 8 saxophone and ABRSM Music Theory Grade 8.
Raymond is an active player in many ensembles and orchestras. He is a clarinet player in Hong Kong Baptist University Wind Ensemble, Global Symphony Orchestra concert and China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Mr. Victor Tam, Maestro Mak Ka Lok and Dr. Artem Konstantinov. Also, he is a guest contrabass clarinet player in Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia. He played Hong Kong Baptist University Wind Symphony Concerts, the concert of Ten thousand – Ode to Joy, concert at the Musicarama Festival, Video Game Live (World Tour in Shenzhen), Lotus Hill Park Music Festival(Shenzhen) and RTHK Christmas Rhapsody 2016. He has collaborated with the singers, including Candy Lo, Eddie Ng, William Hu and Samantha Lam. He played in the opening ceremony for the Wynn Palace in Macau with CoCo lee and Andrea Bocelli, a world-famous tenor singer. He played as an ensemble player for Horizon 2014, 2015 and Refine 2016, 2017 at Hong Kong City Hall.
Raymond won the 3rd prize of Clarinet category in Manhattan International Young Artists Music Festival in 2017, 2nd prize in Hong Kong Performing Art Festival in 2016 and 3rd prize in Parson Music Festival in 2016.
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.
吳氏自六歲起學習鋼琴，隨後學習古箏和手鈴等樂器，並參與各種音樂比賽及活動。從 2019 年開始教導鋼琴及伴奏。現時就讀香港浸會大學音樂文學士，跟隨香港鋼琴演奏家羅乃新女士主修鋼琴。考獲英國皇家音樂學院八級樂理及八級鋼琴，並於 2015 及 2016 年分別獲得亞太新星鋼琴大賽七級冠軍及八級殿軍。現時專注於修讀大學課程和教育工作，同時參與學校的合唱團，學習如何以獨奏以外的形式傳達音樂，更全面地認識音樂。教學專注於發掘學生對音樂的興趣，希望讓學生從中學習如何用音樂表達自己，及了解不同樂曲的真正意義。課堂會按照學生的能力及參考家長的意見決定課堂節奏，令課堂能成為學生的喜好而非壓力來源。
Ariel Wong received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music with First Class Honour from the Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in voice. She has studied with soprano Candice Chung and mezzo-soprano Melody Sze. Wong was awarded the Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) in singing with distinction. She has also won several prizes as a soloist, including the Grantham Music Awards 2021-2022.
Wong’s operatic roles include Arminda in La finta giardiniera and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. She has also appeared in opera scenes as Susanna from the same opera and as the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte. As a soprano soloist, she was invited to perform William L. Dawson’s There is a Balm in Gilead and Felix Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer.
She has collaborated with various music organisations in Hong Kong as a chorus member, particularly SingFest. She participated in the theatre productions of Markus-Passion, Gute Nacht Mondlicht, and The Blessed Tree: Pergolesi Stabat Mater. She also sang in Il Trovatore with Opera Hong Kong. Additionally, she was an active chorister in Cantoría Hong Kong during her studies and joined the recording tour in Bangkok. She has performed in the Hong Kong Arts Festival production of The Suppliant Women in 2018.
Cecilia Chan began to learn guzheng at the age of 6, under the tutelage of Miss. Wong Yan Yi and her mother – Ms. Du Jielian.
Currently, she’s a student from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture and Bachelor of Music Education (Honours) in the Education University of Hong Kong, majoring in Guzheng, under the tutelage of Ms. Wan Xing. As a soloist, she has won the championship of several local and international music competitions. In the first year, she was selected as an Student Pro-Artist by EdUHK MUSES. She’s now active in private teaching and orchestra performances.
Wong Tsun Yin Jeffrey began learning the flute with his father, later with Dr. Lam Wing Cheong and Mr. Olivier Nowak. He attained his Bachelor of Music in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, under the tutelage of Mr. Olivier Nowak. Jeffrey then furthered his studies in France at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, with Prof. Catherine Cantin, principal flute of l’Opera de Paris. At the end of his studies at ENMP, Jeffrey attained “Diplôme Superieur” with “très bien”.
Jeffrey actively participates in numerous solo and ensemble performances. In 2018, Jeffrey and fellow flautist Aaron Leung won the concerto competition at HKAPA and performed Cimarosa concerto for two flutes, accompanied by the Academy orchestra. In 2019, Jeffrey and his double quintet group took part in the 2019 Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition (TIWSC) and won the 1st prize in small wind ensemble (open class).
He is now an active performer in solo, chamber and orchestral performances.
Jonathan is a Flautist born and raised in Hong Kong. He has graduated with a first class honor at the Royal College of Music in 2020, studying under Katie Bedford and Sue Thomas, and has previously studied with Gitte Marcusson and Andy Panayi. In 2018, he was unanimously selected as the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year, and in 2019 he was the winner of the Springboard Concerto Competition open class as well as the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Competition. He has also performed as the soloist with the Lydian Orchestra in 2018.
Jonathan started playing the flute at the age of 6 under Ms Candace Chan, and under Ms Ivy Chuang since the age of 10. He was admitted into the Program for the Musically Gifted at St Paul’s Co-educational College. Jonathan was the principal flautist at both Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay) Orchestra under the baton of Mr Fung Kai Man, and at St Paul’s Co-educational College Orchester under Ms Carmen Koon. He has competed and performed both as a soloist and with orchestras in the UK, France, Austria, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Jonathan received numerous flute solo awards at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals, and was granted the Parson’s Music Scholarship for Wind, Brass and Percussion in 2015. Jonathan was awarded Second Prize at the open-class competition at the 9th Singapore Flute Festival 2018, and was a finalist in the 3rd International Berliner Music Competition, the Westbourne Concerto Competition and a semifinalist in the Sir Karl Jenkins Music Trust as well as the Bromsgrove International Music Competition 2019.
Jonathan has performed in various masterclasses globally for Julien Beaudiment, Loic Schneider, Robert Manasse and Adam Walker. He has performed for fund-raising for Education Development Program and at leprosy villages in China. He was the founder and conductor of St Paul’s Co-educational College Flute Choir, and served as a flute coach at the Music Children Foundation Orchestra.
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.
Sammi Chung has studied flute with Dr. Lin, Olivier Nowak and Mr. Law. Graduated from the Music Department of Soochow University in Taiwan, majoring in flute. She has participated in many concert performances and master classes, including shuang xi Music, International Flute Art Festival… In 2017, she held a recital at Soochow University in Taiwan. After returning to Hong Kong, she worked in different music institutions and Musikschule Program Hong Kong as an exam planning and teaching work. She also served as a flute instructor for many primary and secondary schools. On the other hand, she is also a flute Instructor of the Wind Section of the Ensemble and Orchestra.
Sammi Chung also has rich experience in organising performances and leading ensemble groups. She has led students to perform in different concert halls, Disney, etc.
Winnie Ng graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a degree in music (honours) majoring in composition and flute/piccolo performance. She has extensive orchestral and chamber performance experience. Since an early age, she has developed a passion for music. She taught herself the violin and piano during her primary education and formally commenced her flute studies at Rosaryhill School. She took lessons with Ms. Linda Stuckey, the flute and piccolo player at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and passed the ABRSM Grade 8 exam in flute with a distinction. Over the recent years, she attained the highest-level FTCL and LTCL (with distinction) recital diploma qualifications of Trinity College London. Her composition entry in the “New Generation” competition was performed by a professional percussion band Jenga Percussion Ensemble and broadcast live on RTHK Radio 4. Winnie is a regular performer. She performed at the “Behind the music” charity concert in March this year conducted by Mr. Tsang-hei Chiu who is a famous pop songs producer in HK and the Millennium Youth Orchestra (MYO), organised by Lifeline Express. This month, she performed with the MYO and the Hong Kong Children’s Musical Theatre (CMT) at the “Winter Melon Tale” (大冬瓜唱遊香港) musical. After her performance at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum last month with the 《Blow and Bows Quartet》as the leading flutist, music arranger and music director, she had performances with the quartet at the museum in July and Sept 2016.
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.
– Clarinetist and Saxophonist born and raised in Hong Kong
– Graduated from HKBU with BA (Hons.) in Music Studies
– Champion of the 5th Hong Kong Music Talent Music Competition (Professional Group)
– Prized with outstanding teacher awards in various local competitions
Victor Chan, graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music Studies, followed by Mr. Richard Fong, Mr. Martin Choy and Mr. Lorenzo Iosco to learn the clarinet. Also followed by Dr. Wong Tak Chiu to study the saxophone. Victor has passed the Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) in Clarinet and Associateship of Trinity College London (ATCL) in Saxophone .
Victor actively participates in different music activities. Actively participate in performances in various ensembles, including O Wind Ensemble, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia and Hong Kong Baptist Symphony Orchestra, etc. He also participated in Share the Stage with HK Phil and performed on the same stage with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from Hong Kong, Chan also went to Austria to participate in an Austrian Master Class and study with Mr. Dario Zingales.
In addition to performing activities, Victor also actively participates in competitions. He won the Champion in the professional group of the 5th Hong Kong Music Talent Music Competition and the First Prize in the chamber music group of the Zhongsin International Music Competition. In 2019, Victor followed O Wind Ensemble, participated in the Nie Er Youth Wind Band Art Week Competition, and won the First Prize in the Open Group.
Victor has over eight years of experience in teaching the clarinet and the saxophone, whether it is one-on-one, group teaching, ensemble and orchestra conducting. Students have achieved excellent results in different competitions and examinations, and Victor has been awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award in the Hong Kong Music Talent Award and the Hong Kong Youth Catania Music Competition. Victor is good at tailor-made courses with individual plans and goals for each student, that aim of making every student develop his or her music talent.
Hui Chak-Wai Thomas is a piano teacher beloved by all his students. Hui was graduated from the music department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in piano performance under the guidance of Mr Raymond Young Chap-Lai. He studied composing with Professor Wendy Lee Wan-Ki and Dr. Chan Kai-Young, and piano pedagogy with Dr Poon Kiu-Tung and Dr. Annie Mok On-Nei. After his undergraduate study, he studied piano elementary teaching with Dr. Dale Wheeler under the programme of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Hui succeeded in different competitions. He was the champion with a first-class award in ‘2017 Chopin Memorable Prize’ Hong Kong-International piano competition – Chopin Impromptu Group. In the same year, he won the third prize in Antonio Vivaldi Youth Music Competition Vienna 2017.
From 2017 – 2018, he was a teacher of a music program of Lok Sin Tong Yang Xiao Ling Speech Therapy Centre for SEN children aged 3 – 8. In 2021, he was invited to hold a music workshop for the elderly in ELCHK, Shatin District Community Centre for the Golden-Aged. From 2023, he has been invited to be the programme director of the music enlightenment courses for children in the Prestige Music Academy.
Hui is devoted in piano teaching. With his unique, interactive music pedagogy, he inspires students to have excellent performance in various music competitions. He was awarded the Teacher Award by Hong Kong Youth Performance Art and Development Association (HKYPA) in 2018 and the Outstanding Teacher Award by Hong Kong International Musicians and Arts Association (HKIMAA) in 2019. He was continuously awarded the Best Teacher Honour Award by the International Fringe Association in 2021 and 2022.
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Cheuk Chi (Gigi) Mok began playing horn at age 10. She holds a Master degree in Music Performance (French Horn) in Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Music Degree in Hong Kong Baptist University. She studied with Mr. Mark Houghton, Mr. Lin Jiang and Mr. Homer Lee. Mok received the Duquesne University Performance Award scholarship, Hong Kong Baptist University Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding Local Students and Hong Kong Baptist University Student Exchange Scholarship and Sponsorship scheme. With the financial support of the school, she had a semester exchange at Bowling Green State University and studied with Dr. Andrew Pelletier.
Mok is an active orchestral player. She played with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Erie Philharmonic, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, etc. She also participated in recording sessions as a horn player with Hong Kong Pop Singer, Justin Lo.
Mok is passionate about music education. She taught in various schools in Hong Kong, including PLK Ma Kam Ming College and TWGHs Kitty Woo Music and Art Development Centre (Academy of Music). She was also an event assistant of Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong.
Kelly Lam graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with bachelor degree majoring in clarinet.
She started her clarinet training at 8 with Miss Fanny Lau. She is an active clarinetist, who receives her bachelor degree from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art, studying with John schertle. Lam has achieved Trinity College London (ATCL).
Kelly is also an active orchestral and wind band player. She has participated in 2021 Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra Concert, 2019 Tom Lee HK Clarinet Festival Concert 2011 Taiwan WASBE symphony Band and Ensembles, International Wind band Festival in Taoyuan, and China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra Changsha Concert tour.
Apart from performing, Kelly has 7 years teaching experience.She is teaching as a clarinet teacher in St.Rose primary and secondary school, St. Mary’s Church Mok Hing Yiu College, also with one to one private lesson, group ensemble lesson and band conducting. Many of her students from young age to adults have achieved outstanding result in public music exam.
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.
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.
Born in Hong Kong, Johnny Lau is a trumpet player who is currently studying at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Johnny began studying trumpet with Benjamin Chan at the age of 14 and continued his trumpet studies with Elaine Yeung, Joseph Ngan and Fung Ka Hing.
Before his music studies, he was graduated from The University of East Anglia where he joined the UEA Symphony Orchestra as a trumpet player. After his graduation, he joined ViuTV and served as a creative writer, and participated in different TV shows production.
As an active trumpet player, he has appeared with many Hong Kong’s orchestras and concert bands including Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, Happy Go Lucky Big Band, HKYMWO.
He has been teaching as a trumpet teacher since 2017 while also teaching at different music centres as well as primary and secondary schools.
龔偉健，香港笛子演奏家，上海音樂學院笛子在讀博士生，上海音樂學院笛子碩士研究生，師從著名笛子教育家、演奏家詹永明教授。龔氏是中國 • 無錫第四屆國際笛簫節暨“聽雨杯”海內外笛簫邀請賽笛子專業青年組金獎、2018 西湖國際青少年音樂節器樂比賽高等院校組專業組笛子金獎得主。現爲浙江省民族管弦樂學會趙松庭笛子藝術研究會(唯一)名譽會員。
龔氏分別於香港和上海成功舉辦多場獨奏音樂會，包括 2022 年香港中樂團主辦「樂 • 融 • 榮」-「香江笛情-龔偉健笛子獨奏音樂會」、2019 年 6 月及 11 月「龔偉健笛子碩士學位獨奏音樂會」、「龔偉健笛子碩士畢業獨奏音樂會」及「香港與台灣的邂逅-龔偉健笛子獨奏音樂會」。
龔氏經常受邀到各地與當地及國際藝術家合作。2023 年受邀錄製《灣區升明月》2023 大灣區電影音樂晚會，演出在中國中央電視台、鳳凰衛視、無綫電視、香港電台以及 10 多個電視頻道和媒體平台廣泛播出。龔氏亦受香港政府教育局及香港作曲家聯會的邀請，擔任笛子及洞簫演奏家演繹「音樂薈萃 • 學校室樂創作2023」決賽現場音樂會的新作品。近年於香港與國際知名大提琴家李垂誼首演中西樂新作品《四時》、《明天》，參演「賽馬會樂·憶古蹟」系列音樂會；於台北首演獨奏竹笛奏鳴曲《海風·竹夢》；曾於上海策劃及參與「上海音樂學院民族管樂週」系列活動講座及演出。
龔氏出生及成長於香港，自 8 歲學習笛子，2014 年起赴上海跟隨詹永明教授深造，2020 年畢業於上海音樂學院全日制藝術碩士研究生（音樂：民族管弦樂表演-竹笛），現為上海音樂學院笛子在讀博士生，師從著名笛子教育家、演奏家詹永明教授。
在上海就學期間，龔氏受到陸春齡、王鐵錘、胡結續、林克仁、孔慶寳、戴金生、蔣國基、林文增、王次恆、李大同、馬迪、張延武、劉正國、林谷珍、曾明、劉鐵男教授等各地笛子名師的指導。龔氏 2018 至 2020 年獲取上海市政府港澳台優秀學生獎學金，2019 年榮獲上海音樂學院優秀學生「音才助飛」項目贊助。
Winner of the Concerto Trial at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), Alice Hui Ka-ching performed Nielsen’s Flute Concerto with the Academy Symphony Orchestra in 2016. She was chosen as one of the “Young Music Makers 2017” and was awarded the “Adjudicators’ Choice”. In this “Young Music Makers” programme hosted by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 4, she recorded a CD and appeared in a series of radio and television programmes. She was furthermore invited to record for Hong Kong Museum of Art’s “the Sound of Art” series in 2021.
As an orchestral player, Alice has been a freelance flutist and piccoloist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Musica Viva Hong Kong. She was also invited to play as Principal Flute at the Inheritage Philharmonic in 2020. Alice was Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Pro Arte Orchestra for 5 years and was a touring member of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2015. As an enthusiastic educator, she is the current flute faculty at HKAPA junior school, Music Children Foundation and Haw Par Music.
Graduated from HKAPA with a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours, majoring in flute under the tutelage of Olivier Nowak, Alice was awarded a 2-year full scholarship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund to pursue her postgraduate study at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of Vicens Prats, Principal Flute of l’Orchestre de Paris. Being also awarded full scholarship by the Ecole Normale for 2 years, she completed her Diplôme Supérieur d’Enseignement and Diplôme Supérieur d’Execution, both with all votes and congratulations from the jury and got the First Prizes in 2018 and 2019. Later on, she was admitted to the second year of the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste to study with the international soloist, Mihi Kim. She also studied piccolo with Pierre Monty, Principal Piccolo of l’Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux.
Alice will start working with and receiving training from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as a full-time flutist in the coming season of 2021/22.
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.
Praised for a voice of “deliciously deep and rich,” (Birmingham Post), Hong Kong baritone Michael Chun Ting Lam is a wide-ranging opera and concert soloist who has performed in Hong Kong, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Hungary, as well as other European countries. He trained at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary, as a recipient of the Joseph Weingarten Scholarship. He received his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was supported by Opera Hong Kong K Wah International Vocal Scholarship, Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia Limited (FAMA) Vocal Scholarships and Birmingham Conservatoire Scholarship Fund. Prior to that, he gained his Bachelor of Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he received a number of scholarships, including the Welsh Male Choir Scholarship, the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund, Mr. Ng Fung Chow Memorial Scholarships, The Hong Kong Children’s Choir Chan Ho Choi Memorial Scholarship and Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship.
Passionate about opera, Michael has sung more than 40 operatic roles and performed for many opera companies and festivals, including Opera Hong Kong, Musica Viva, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Silent Opera, Winslow Hall Opera, OperaUpClose, Passaggio Oper, Opéra de Baugé, Hanoi Opera House and more. His operatic roles include including the title roles of Macbeth, Don Pasquale, Giulio Cesare and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tonio(Pagliacci), Alfio(Cavalleria Rusticana), Marcello & Colline(La Bohème), Escamillo(Carmen), Belcore(L’elisir d’amore), The Four Villains(Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Count Almaviva(Le Nozze di Figaro), Forester(The Cunning Little Vixen), Bottom(A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Bonze(Madama Butterfly), Il Commendatore(Don Giovanni), Don Magnifico(La Cenerentola), Lord Guglielmo Cecil(Maria Stuarda), Death(Sāvitri), Le Fauteuil(L’enfant et les sortilèges), among others. A fan and advocate of contemporary music, Michael has created several roles in the world premieres of operas, including Sakyamuni, the Buddha in Anna Vienna Ho’s Buddha and the Monkey King(2020) and The Monk of the River(2021) for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, The Lead Picker in Daniel Blanco Albert’s Autohoodening: The Rise of Captain Swing(2021) for Infinite Opera and Post Workers Theatre, and Confucius in Gustav Ka Lok Mak’s The Legend of Confucius(2022) for Global Symphony Orchestra; and main roles in pasticcios including Don Basilio in Fortunes of Figaro(2017) for Opera Novella, Argante in Armida(2018) for Zeneakadémia and Eisenstein in The Merry Party(2022) for Bel Canto Singers.
On the concert stage, Michael performed as the concert soloist for many music organizations, singing the masterpieces of various composers, including Haydn’s Nelson Mass, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, Felix Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, etc. He has performed as the baritone soloist in Opera Galas for Red Earth Opera, Midland Opera, Oxford Opera Society, Józsa Judit Galéria, and Holy Trinity Church Coventry. He has also been giving solo recitals regularly, including one at St Andrew’s Church Rugby as part of the Rugby Festival of Culture 2019 and one at Hong Kong City Hall as part of Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s “Our Music Talents” series 2022. In 2022, he sang the role of Konfuzius in Gustav Mak’s Die Legende von Konfuzius(world premiere) with the Budapest MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.
Michael was a first-prize winner of numerous international singing competitions, including Hong Kong International Music Festival Vocal Competition, Grand Prize Virtuoso, The Ashleyan Opera Prize, The North International Music Competition, International Music Competition “Таланты XXI века”, Quebec International Music Competition, IYMC Classical Music International Competition, King’s Peak International Music Competition, Odin International Music Competition, Swiss International Music Competition, Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition and International Vocal Competition “The Song”, to name a few. In 2017, he was awarded the St Clare Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has been given the Gil Rodriguez Scholarship Award from Opéra de Baugé for his outstanding contribution to the 2019 Operatic Season.
Besides performing as a singer, Michael frequently appears as a Zhongruanist. He was the leader and the principal Zhongruanist of Ng Wah Chinese Orchestra and, a Ruanist of Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Bright East Chinese Orchestra and Sonata Elite Chamber Orchestra. In addition to participating in large-scale concerts held in concert halls, such as “A Concert of Popular Chinese Music” and “A Concert of Guided History”, Michael has also actively participated in chamber performances in various community events, dinners, and cocktail parties. In 2020, he has been involved in the project “It Gets Lighter From Here”, organized by Birmingham Opera Company and Culture Central. He has also participated in the world premiere of Anna Vienna Ho’s The Monk of the River as part of the Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2021. He was the first-prize winner of the International Art Festival & Contest “Talents of Europe” 2021.
An enthusiastic educator, Michael has been teaching Voice, Ruan and Liuqin for many years. He was a music tutor at Canon Music & Arts Centre, Greenery Music & Arts Center and Parkland Music Limited. A member of Hong Kong Music Tutors Union, he organized his first students’ concert at Parsons Recital Hall in Hong Kong in 2015. In 2016, he has successfully organized “No Vocalists Allowed”, an opera workshop for non-vocal major students, and an opera scenes concert at the New Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. He has worked as an assistant vocal coach in K. Wah Opera Hong Kong summer school programme 2017. In 2020, he has been invited to be one of the language coaches for Vopera in their award-winning production of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. He has been the adjudicator of the “Festival of Instrumental and Vocal Arts” International Online Music Competition, Russia, in 2021 and 2022, and International Competition for Musicians “Virtuosos”, Russia, in 2022. He has also worked as a singing teacher and choir conductor at the Christian Alliance S W Chan Memorial College, Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College, the Salvation Army William Booth Secondary School, Yu Chun Keung Memorial College and Hong Kong and Kowloon Kaifong Women’s Association Sun Fong Chung College. He is a vocal instructor at Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School, International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School and Hong Kong International Institute of Music, and a choir conductor at several primary and secondary schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aaron Leung is Emerging Artist of well-known Japanese flute maker, Miyazawa. He is currently teaching in Education University of Hong Kong. Aaron Leung constantly appears as soloist with different professional orchestras in Europe. Aaron Leung is knowned for his passionate playing, vibrant tone and innate sense of communication.
Aaron Leung was born in Hong Kong in 1997, he was admitted to Queen’s College as a Musical Talent. He obtained his Bachelor Degree with Dean’s List under the tutelage of Emily Lin and Izaskun Erdocia Uranga at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He then obtained Master Degree with Highest Distinction at Royal Conservatoire de Mons in Belgium with internationally renowned flutist Marc Grauwels. Furthermore, he perfected his artistry and skills with Sir James Galway, Patrick Gallois, Jurgen Franz, Raffaele Trevisani and Michael Martin Kofler…
As a soloist he performed with orchestras such as Sliven Symphony Orchestra, Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, Mons Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Academy Orchestra of HKAPA. And he played with different leading ensembles such as Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Musique Nouvelles and Virtuosi di Waterloo. He has worked with decorated conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Jaap van Zweden and Lio Kuokman. He was invited to play in Festival Musical de Lasne, Festival Castell Peralada, Classissimo, Mendelssohn Festival… In addition to being a flutist, Aaron is a promising conductor who studied with renowned Hong Kong conductor Henry Shek.
Aaron Leung performs with a Miyazawa 9k Gold Flute.
Kyle Leung holds a Master in Performance at Royal Northern College of Music and a Bachelor in Music Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in flute with piccolo. He has previously studied flute with Laura Jellicoe and piccolo with Janet Richardson in United Kingdom, and Chuang Suet Wah, Ivy in Hong Kong. He has been cooperated with different Hong Kong artist or organisations such as Tai Kwan, RubberBand, Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, HKBU Symphony Orchestra and Galaxy Wind Ensemble etc. In 2015, he was the champion of western music group in the Hong Kong International Music Festival. Also, he has attended master classes coached by Marc Grauwels, Susan Milan, Adam Walker and Jennifer Hutchinson. Except for private teaching in these 7 years, he has been taught and be a conductor in different Hong Kong local schools, like St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School and Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School etc.
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.
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.
Rossano Law, International Artist of Hootersmae Brass and Perantucci Mouthpieces, graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and received his Master of Music Degree with Distinction. Studied under Matthew White and Philippe Schwartz.
Rossano started playing the Euphonium at the age of 8 and the Trombone at the age of 10. Under the guidance of Tse Luen Wah, he has won a total of 10 First Prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival at his young age. Rossano was also the winner of the SliderAsia 2011 Trombone Festival open competition.
Rossano completed his Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the guidance of Ben Pelletier. He also participated in many many masterclasses and has been coached by Steven Mead, Misa Mead, David Childs, Bastien Baumet, Adam Frey, Patrik Randefalk, Chris Robertson, Sarah Willis and Jonny Bates. Apart from being a soloist, Rossano has also been involved in a variety of music performances including Wind Ensembles and Orchestras. He was the Bass Trombonist of Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia. He has also played with the City Chamber Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra and Macao Orchestra as a freelance musician.
During his time living in the UK, Rossano was a member of The Staffordshire Band. He has also been invited to perform in public often as a soloist and received a lot of positive feedback.
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、舞台副總監及音樂總監。在音樂創作上，Samson 曾為獨立音樂人和不同機構進行編曲及監製，也曾為音樂劇編曲，並曾參與泰迪羅賓電影《八步半喜怒哀樂》和 Giormani 廣告的配樂，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, 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.
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。
Omarr is currently a fourth-year student studying music in Hong Kong Baptist University majoring in Voice. He has studied voice with Mr. Jimmy Chan since the year of 2015 and obtained Grade 8 Voice from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in 2016 with distinction. Since his secondary, he has participated in the Hong Kong Music Festival and has won prizes in the vocal solo category. During his studies, Omarr has received the Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Undergraduate Scholarships and The Hong Kong Children’s Choir Music Scholarship.
Since joining the school choir in 2012 in his secondary, he has been actively participating in music ensembles. He is the chorister and part leader of the HKBU and a member of Cantoría Hong Kong, performing in Duruflé’s “Requiem” and Poulenc’s “Gloria”. He has also shown enthusiasm in choral conducting being the associate conductor in the HKBU Christian Choir and the conductor of HKBU Staff Choir. In 2023, he had performed with Cantoría Hong Kong as a student conductor, participating the Cantoría Student Conducting Project.
Born in Hong Kong in 1994. Chan King Wa has been studying clarinet since he was 8 years old and studied with Hong Kong’s famous Clarinetist Martin Choy.
In 2015, Chan went to École Normale De Musique de Paris and engage in advanced studies of Clarinet and Chamber Music with Ronald Van Spaendonck, Jean-marc Volta and Chantal De Buchy. During his studies in Paris, Chan had receive a full sponsor from Musica Mundi to take part in a chamber music course in Brussel in 2017 and after received his Master’s Diploma, Chan had successfully obtained a scholarship to pursue the Concertiste program and graduated from École in 2019.
As a winner of several national and international prizes (Concours «Les Cle D’or», Concours des Lyres et Arts, Concours artistique d’epinal, Concours National De Musique de Lempdes). Chan has since performed in worldwide (including France, Belgium, Japan, Hong Kong , Korea) and appeared as a soloist in the famous concert hall , Mairie de Paris and different churches in Europe, participating in music festivals and master classes.
In 2019, Chan reaches his concertiste diploma with unanimously approved by the jury included international pianist David Lively, clarinetist Paul Mayer, Pierre Génisso and start develop his career in Hong Kong. December of 2020, Chan has received an offer of clarinet instructor from Hong Kong international institute of Music and invited to be the wind section coach of New Hong Kong Philharmonia.
He is a dedicated, motivated and expertly trained music professional with over 20 years of teaching and playing experience.
After obtaining a Master’s of Music in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2003 he freelanced in many top UK Orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and Halle orchestra.
A year later he accepted the position of second trumpet in the Macao Orchestra which he held for 8 years. Here he taught at the Macao conservatory.
In 2011 he moved to Hong Kong where he is now a core member of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. His teaching posts include the Kellett School, Nord Anglia international school as well as having worked at the Hong Kong Academy of performing arts.
In addition to having a thorough educational and performance background I pride myself on being passionate, enthusiastic and understanding in my workplace and specialise in teaching the trumpet to students of all ages from beginner to professional level.
Ms. Hilary (mezzo-soprano) holds her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Massachusetts, USA) and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). She is currently the Fellow-In-Residence (Vocal) at Yew Chung International School and the conductor of the girl’s choir at C.C.C Kei Yuen College. She also received her LTCL in Singing with Distinction. Since 2019, her vocal students have won 90 top three prizes in both local and international competitions, she was also awarded multiple teaching prizes to recognize her excellent contribution to musical teaching; including ASCO International Music Competition, Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition (New York, USA), London Young Musician (London, UK), Grand Prize Virtuoso Salzburg Competition (Salzburg, Vienna), International Young Musicians Music Competition (Wien, Austria), Taipei International Youth Music Competition (Taipei, Taiwan), Rising Star London Festival Competition (London, UK), Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards International Music Competition (Singapore), and over 40 local competitions.
Ms. Hilary has taught as the Full-time music/choir director at the Boston Trinity Academy, Natick High School, Canton High School, Christa McAuliffe Charter School, Watertown Middle School, and Forest Hills Covenant Church in Massachusetts, USA. In addition, she was a young artist with multiple opera programs, such as Opera Naples Young Artist Program (Naples, FL), Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance Program (NYC), New England Opera Intensive (Boston, MA), Utah Lyric Opera Young Artist Program (Provo, UT), Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (Montreal, Canada), Russian Opera Workshop (Philadelphia, PA). She was also a professional alto choir member with the prestigious Philadelphia Symphonic Choir and Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood Festival Chorus (USA).
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.
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.
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KWONG graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Master of Music degree with distinction, majoring in Yangqin. She receives coaching from Ms. Lee Meng Hsueh who is the principal of yangqin in Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
She started playing yangqin at the young age of nine, under the coaching from Mr. Ng Chiu Shing, Ms. Yu Mei Lai, Ms. Wang Yu Jue and Ms. Pan Wei Wen (Cantonese music). While at the Academy, she was a recipient of William Au Arts Education Scholarships, Jacky Cheung Scholarships and Parson Music Foundation Scholarships.
She is one of the RTHK ‘2019 young music makers’ and participated in radio recording and TV shows. In the same year, she was invited to Canada to perform a concerto as the soloist with HKJYCCO and Toronto Chinese Orchestra. She held the bachelor graduation recital in 2020 which was well received. In 2021, she was selected to be the soloist of the Yangqin concerto ‘Rhapsody’ in the Academy Chinese Orchestra Concert Practice of HKAPA. In the same year, she was invited to an Chinese instrumental concert (曲中詩, 樂中畫) held by HKJYCCO to perform as a soloist. Same year, she participated in RTHK Radio 4’s program ‘student concert hall’. She held the Master of music graduation recital in 2022 which was well received, with playing Teasing Fire (Hong Kong premiere) etc. In the same year, she was selected to be the soloist of the Yangqin concerto ‘Girl from Koran’ in the Academy Chinese Orchestra Gala.
She is currently the yangqin musician in the The Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, the KD music production, the Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Yangqin Ensemble.
She also has 7 years teaching experience and she is the Yangqin tutor of La Salle Primary School, Good Hope School, HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School and St. Rose of Lima’s School etc.
Miss So is an American born, conservatory-trained soprano. She has been teaching in Hong Kong for a number of years and is currently a Crew Performer with World Family Club.
Miss So graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Cleveland Institute of Music (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) and soon after began teaching in a suburban music school. In 2012 she was appointed to Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Malone University (Canton, Ohio, USA) where she continued to teach until 2017. During this time she completed her Master of Music degree in Voice from The University of Akron (Akron, Ohio, USA). In 2017 she moved to Hong Kong to pursue an opportunity to teach voice there.
During her time studying, Miss So had the opportunity to sing in Italy and Switzerland through participation in the Sessione Senese per La Musica e L’Arte, based out of Siena, Italy. She was also a participant in the Resonanz Opera summer program (Ohio, USA) and the Nightingale Opera Theatre Masterclass Series (Ohio, USA). She has also participated in workshops studying Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method.
While living in Cleveland, Miss So was a regular gigging musician, singing with Great Lakes Light Opera and also maintaining choral positions with various churches and synagogues. On stage, she performed the role of Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Baba in “The Medium,” and Announcer in “Gallantry,” all with The University of Akron Opera Theatre. Miss So also had the pleasure of performing alongside her students in various Malone Opera Theatre productions. She performed La Zia Principessa in “Suor Angelica,” Marcellina in “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” and First Lady in “Die Zauberflöte.” In Hong Kong, Miss So has done various musical and acting performances. She sings with the St. John Cathedral Evensong Choir and is a member of the Hong Kong Bach Choir.
Graduated from HKAPA with a Bachelor of Music degree with Dean’s Prize, Wailly Kau Yin-wai majoring in piano under the tutelage of Colleen Lee. Wailly was awarded Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Limited and HSBC Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited, together with The Eduard and Marianna Loeser Award, to pursue her post-graduate study at Guildhall school of music and Drama, studying under Noriko Ogawa.
Since 2012, Wailly has participated in different competitions, and was awarded the Apollo Prize in the 20th Japan Hamamatsu Piara Piano Competition and champion in Hong Kong Youth Piano Competition. She had been invited to record soundtracks for ‘Septet: The Story of Hong Kong’, which was the official selection of omnibus film of 2020 Cannes Film Festival. She was also chosen as “The Most Popular Artist” and was awarded 2nd prize of Piano Duo (Senior Group) in the 3rd Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition in 2022.
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.
Lui Tsz Yan has started learning pipa under the teaching of Li Ping at the Music Office since a young age. She pursued studies at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, under the guidance of Zhang Ying majoring pipa. She earned Advanced Diploma in Music in 2019 and Bachelor of Music (Honours) in 2021.
Lui has been participating in competitions with outstanding performance at the time she started learning pipa, winning championships in the 59th (Primary Group), 60th (Intermediate Group), 61st (Advanced Group), and 64th (Expert Group) Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. She also participated competitions, namely Nan Yang International Music Competition in 2017 and Osaka International Music Competition Folk Instrument Group in 2019, on behalf of Hong Kong and gained excellent results.
Lui has also accepted invitations to give solo performance. She participated as guest soloist in International Poets in Hong Kong in 2010 and “民族魂中國夢” Concert in 2018, and gave performance at “大花獎” Poetry Award Ceremony in 2019.
Other than solo performance, Lui also participated in orchestral performance. She has been to Shang Hai, Shen Yang, Tai Wan and Singapore performing as a member of the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra.
Born in Hong Kong, Tommy Yeung Shing Yau started playing the trumpet when he was 7 years old. With great enthusiasm for playing the trumpet, he obtained the ABRSM Trumpet Performance Diploma in 2014.
Under the tutelage of Fung Ka Hing, he graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2021. He completed the diploma and advanced diploma program and the Bachelor’s Degree in 2021.
Tommy participated in masterclasses instructed by some of the renowned trumpet players such as James Thompson, Gabor Tarkövi, Éric Aubier, and Sergei Nakariakov, and had experiences performing with various orchestras world widely, such as Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Band Directors Association, Hong Kong String Orchestra, and Gustav Mahler Orchestra.
In 2018, Tommy was selected to the Asian Youth Orchestra. He toured over ten cities in Asia, including Beijing, Tokyo, Taipei, Manila, etc. Apart from being an orchestral player, Tommy is also active as a chamber musician and trumpet tutor. He is currently teaching at various local schools.
16 年表演、比賽經驗、6 年二胡教學經驗
Chiu Hon Kuen Jimmy graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts obtained the Master of Music, majoring in Trombone Performance. He studied with Zachary Bond who is the Brass Lecturer of the Hong Kong Academy for Performance Arts, also a world-class bass trombone soloist. Jimmy started his trombone playing in St. Bonaventure College and High School from Mr. Ng Chung Pang when he was twelve years old. After that he followed Maciek Wailcki in his diploma and bachelor’s degree.
Jimmy is an active trombone player in Hong Kong. He had been invited to be a soloist with the Hong Kong professional Winds in 2018 performing the ‘Color’ Concerto for trombone by Bert Appermont in their annual concert. In 2021, Jimmy won the Concerto Competition in HKAPA, and performed Tomasi Trombone Concerto the Academy Symphony Orchestra.
In 2021, Jimmy was selected as the member of the Young Pro-Platform (YPP) of the Orchestra Academy Hong Kong, for giving a lot of chamber performance in series of programme of the season. Then in 2022, Jimmy selected into the fellowship programme as a fellow member playing a full-time position in the season of 2022-23 in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Moreover, He is the principal trombone player of the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds. He always appears as a guest player in different professional orchestra such as Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Opera Hong Kong Orchestra and Hong Kong Professional Winds.
Jimmy has pays full effort to strive for the improvement for his trombone performance. He took lessons with different world-first trombonists like Jorgen Van Rijen, Brett Baker, Fabrice Millischer, Matt Vaughn, Domingo Pagliuca and participated in the master class of a lot of famous trombonists such as Jay Friedman, Jeremy Wilson and Ricardo Molla.
Moreover, Jimmy has participated in different festivals such as Slider Asia 2015, Alessi Seminar 2019 and Singapore Low Brass Academy 2020.
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.
After receiving BMus in Music Production at Los Angeles College of Music in 2019, Jeremy Leung was awarded recording apprenticeship to attend National Music Festival (NMF 2019) in Maryland, he then worked with nationally recognized acts such as Los Lobos (Grammy Winner), Vulfpeck, Scary Pockets and others as assistant engineer at Nest Recorders. During Covid he found his interest emerges into tech art and tools making. He was a composer in a dance research project in collaboration with University of Hong Kong, later on as Audio Director for indie game Dessert Tank.
He is currently pursuing MMus in Music Technology at Utrecht University of the Arts (Holland Scholarship awardee) and PG.Dip in Acoustics at Institute of Acoustics (U.Liverpool Acoustics Research Unit Lab), building upon interdisciplinary portfolio with practice based research such as the recent sonic branding for Kaboom Animation Festival (NL). Additionally, he is serving as a department representative on the inclusion and diversity committee.
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.
Mr Ho is now studying the Master of Art in music at Chinese University of HK. He has received the bachelor degree in Music Education with first class honours. He has studied Flute under Olivier Nowak, Erdocia Izaskun and Dr Lam Wing Cheong. Under the guidance of Mr Olivier Nowak, he received the LRSM diploma and the 3rd prize of The Japan Hong Kong music competition Professional Category in 2014. Ho had many orchestral experiences by participating in the rehearsal and concert of several orchestras that enhanced his ensemble skills, musicianship as well his teaching pedagogy.
For more than 10 years of teaching experience, he has worked from private studio lessons to school small group classes. He also has experience in teaching Nova jFlute classes, therefore I have a certain understanding of the learning situation from kindergarten to junior school students.
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.
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.