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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2010
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Jan Au

Cello
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Cello
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2010

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, Victoria Shanghai Academy, St. Margaret’s Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School and a String Ensemble Coach at Sacred Heart Canossian School.

Jan Au

Education

Master of Music Instrumental Performance, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Bachelor of Music (Honours), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Achievement

Trinity College London

ATCL Cello Recital, Distinction

Performance Experience

Hong Kong String Orchestra, 2022-present

Working Experience

Victoria Shanghai Academy, 2023-present

Cello Tutor

St. Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School, 2023-present

Cello Tutor

Music Office, 2023-present

Part-time Cello Tutor

Sacred Heart Canossian School, 2023-present

String Group Instructor

Yau Ma Ti Catholic Primary School, 2022-present

Cello Tutor

Bach Studio of Music, 2016-2019

Cello Tutor

Hong Kong International Online Institute, 2018-2019

Cello Tutor

Video

Nikolai Myaskovsky: Cello Sonata No.2, II. Andante Cantabile

Luise Adolpha Le Beau: Romanze Op. 35

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, III. Adagio

Teaching Location

Central and WesternEasternSouthernWan ChaiKowloon CitySham Shui PoWong Tai SinYau Tsim MongSai KungSha Tin

Tutor's Studio

To Kwa Wan

Lesson

Cello

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$850$850$900 - $1000
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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