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The University of Sydney (AU), Montclair State University (US)
Teaching since 2013
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Eugene Yuen

Cello
The University of Sydney (AU), Montclair State University (US)
Professional field(s): Cello
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2013

Born in Hong Kong, Eugene Yuen studied cello with Nicholas Tzavaras from the Shanghai Quartet and graduated from the Montclair State University Cali School of Music with a bachelor's degree in cello performance. He also holds a Masters of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Julian Smiles of the Goldner Quartet on a full scholarship. His Hong Kong mentors include Anna Kwan and Timothy Frank. Eugene Yuen has held principal positions at the Round Top Festival (2016) and Texas Music Festival (2019) and has performed at the Red Rocks Chamber Music Institute. He is a first prize winner at the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition in 2014, 2015 and 2022. In Australia he performed with the Opera Australia Orchestra. Eugene Yuen was appointed principal cellist of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2024.

Eugene Yuen

Education

Master of Music Studies (Performance), Sydney Conservatorium of Music - The University of Sydney

Board of Governors’ Scholarship - Full Scholarship

Bachelor of Music (Major in Cello Performance), Montclair State University

Summa cum laude GPA 4.0, Oscar Ravina Talent Award - Outstanding Strings Performance

Achievement

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

LRSM Music Performance Cello, with Distinction

Performance Experience

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

Principal Cellist

Opera Australia Orchestra, 2022

Freelance Cellist

Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2022

1st Prize - Piano Trio

Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra - Chancellor’s Concert, 2022

Principal Cellist

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival, 2019

Principal Cellist

Round Top Festival Institute - Texas Festival Orchestra, 2016

Principal Cellist

Hong Kong Doujin Philharmonia

Principal Cello / Director

Working Experience

10th Zhongxin International Music Competitions, 2016

Outstanding Teacher Award

Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras, 2015

Cello Introductory Workshop Host

Video

Dvořák: Piano Trio no. 4 'Dumky'', Op. 90 (The Elan Trio)

Tutor's Studio

3 King Street, Tin Hau

Live Tutorial

Eugene provides live tutorial (Google Meet)

Lesson

Cello

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$1,300$1,300$1,300
Notes
  • 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.

Level:

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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