The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2009
Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Japanese

Dick Mak

Erhu, Gaohu
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Erhu, Gaohu
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Japanese
Teaching since 2009

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Master of Music degree in Chinese Music Performance
Gaohu Acting Assistant Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Born in Hong Kong, he holds a Master of Music degree in Chinese Music Performance from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and has been a huqin virtuoso with the HKCO since 2015. He received training in various kinds of huqin under Cheung Hiu-fai, Chan Yiu-sing, Prof Wang Guotong, Prof Yu Qiwei and Zhang Chongxue. While at the Academy, he was awarded several scholarships, including the Exxon Mobile Scholarship, the Musicus Society Trey Lee Scholarship, and the Hong Kong Bank Foundation (Hong Kong – Mainland Exchange Scholarship on which he went to the Mainland to further his training in erhu under Yan Jiemin. Mak was awarded a Diploma in Performing Arts (Music), a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree and a Master of Arts in Music (with double major in erhu and gaohu) by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He gave two graduation solo recitals at the Academy’s Concert Hall, one in 2016 and the other in 2014.

Mak is now also part-time Erhu tutor in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He was also the concertmaster of the Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association and the Academy Chinese Orchestra, and Zhonghu Principal of the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra. Apart from performing with the HKCO, he is also an active player with local orchestras in a bid to promote huqin music. He has been on tour to Australia, Finland, Russia, Sochi, South Korea, Singapore, mainland China, Taiwan and Macao for performance and artistic exchange.

Dick Mak


Master of Music, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


Central Conservatory of Music

Performance Diploma of Erhu

Central Conservatory of Music

Grade 2 Theory Exam Cerificate

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Piano

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 5 Theory

The 20th Osaka International Music Competition

First-Runner up (Hong Kong District)

Performance Experience

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, 2020

Gaohu Solo, "The Bauhinia" - Gaohu Concerto

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (in Japan), 2020

Gaohu Solo, "Birds returning to the Forest"

Hong Kong YaoYue Chinese Orchestra, 2015-2018

Concert Master

The Hong Kong YaoYue Chinese Orchestra, 2018

Erhu Solo, "Ode to Hero" -Double Erhu Concerto

HKAPA Concert Hall, 2017

Erhu Solo, “The Great Wall Capriccio” The First and Second Movement

Working Experience

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, 2020-present

Acting Gaohu Assiatant Principal

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, 2015-present

Full-time Huqin Performer

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2019-present

Erhu/Gaohu Tutor

Buddhist Wong Fung Ling College, 2017-present

Erhu tutor

Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, 2017-2019

Erhu Tutor

St. Francis of Assisi’s College, 2013-2014

Erhu Tutor

Homantin Government Secondary School, 2011-2014

Erhu Tutor

Timmy Music Institute Limited, 2009-2015

Erhu Tutor

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Teaching Methodology and Taeching Method

  1. A Specially Designed syllaubs for each student in order to provide a all-rounded and balanced learning experience for each student.
    (Not only traditional and modern Erhu pieces, western music, pop, jazz and other genre of music can also be taught)
  2. Students can cultivate their interest in music, logical thinking and critical thinking through relaxing lessons.
  3. Establish short-term targets (recording, examinations, or competitions) to build up students' confidence and interest.
  4. A systematic teaching not only help students to understand critical points,but also help students correct teir misunderstandings immediately
  5. Other than practical training, aural training, orchestral techniques, music history are also included to strengthen their musical sense.


How to do Vibratos on Erhu

Teaching Location

SouthernWan ChaiYau Tsim MongKwai TsingSha TinTsuen Wan

Tutor's Studio

80-86, Argyle Street, MongKok (5 mins walk from Mong Kok East Station)

Live Tutorial

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Tuition$400 - $500$500 - $600$600 - $800
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.


All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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