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King's College London (UK), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (UK)
Teaching since 2023
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Henry Chan

Violin, Composition
King's College London (UK), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (UK)
Professional field(s): Violin, Composition
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2023

I’m a composer who graduated from King’s College London with a Master of Music in composition, pass with distinction. During my time at King’s, I studied with Dr, Ed Nesbit, who studied with the preeminent Sir George Benjamin, Henry Purcell Professor of Composition. George was a child prodigy and he studied with Olivier Messiaen (one of the major composers of the 20th century) at the Conservatoire de Paris. I also had the privilege to study with Tom Hyde, a student of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the former Master of the Queen's Music from 2004 until his death. During my time at King’s, I received numerous opportunities to get my works performed by professional musicians and student ensembles alike. Including violinists Caroline Balding and Florence Cooke playing my work Dialogue for Due Violins (2022), ensemble Lontano playing A Fantasy for Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute and Clarinet (2022), Pavilion Ensemble performing Pretit Concerto for 11 instruments (2023) and KCL Symphony Orchestra playing Sequence for Orchestra (2022).

My music is currently published at the Two Bridge Music Press (still waiting for the release date).

I also graduated as a violinist from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and was awarded with First-Class Honours. During my time at RWCMD, I was fortunate enough to study with André Swanepoel, the Principal Second Violin of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and Nancy Johnson, who graduated from The Juilliard School and studied under Toby Appel. I also have the opportunity to play in masterclasses under the tutelage of the famous baroque violinist Rachel Podger and Itzhak Rashkovsky, the Professor of violin at the Royal College of Music. When I was still in Cardiff, I received numerous opportunities to perform as a violinist, including at St. David’s Hall, Dora Stoutzker Hall and most notably Royal Albert Hall here in London with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir under the baton of Edward-Rhys Harry. Before studying at the Royal Welsh College, I was successfully admitted into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Junior Programme as a violinist at the age of 8, and studied under Alvin Chan.

Henry Chan

Education

Master of Music in Composition, King's College London

Pass with Distinction

Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Violin Performance, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

First Class Honours

Junior Music Programme in Violin Performance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Achievement

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8, Violin

Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association

59th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival 2007, Grade Three, Certificate of Merit, Second Place

Performance Experience

RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, 2016-2021

Tutti Violinist

KCL Society Orchestra, 2022-2023

Tutti Violinist

Working Experience

Two Bridges Music Press, 2023-

Contract Composer

Hong Kong String Orchestra, 2024-

Tutti Violinist

Video

Bach Partita 1 Allemande, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1, first and second Movements

Paganini Caprice 6

Paganini Caprice 19

Teaching Location

Central and WesternEasternSouthernWan ChaiKowloon CityKwun TongSham Shui PoWong Tai SinYau Tsim MongKwai TsingNorthSai KungSha TinTai PoTsuen WanTuen MunYuen Long

Lesson

Violin

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$700$700$700
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.

Violin (Live Tutorial)

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$400$400$400
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.

Composition

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$800$800$800
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.

Composition (LIve Tutorital)

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$450$450$450
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.

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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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