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.
Masters of Music Studies (Performance), Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor, 1st movement
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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