The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2014
Cantonese, English

Jimmy Chiu

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Trombone
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English
Teaching since 2014

Chiu Hon Kuen Jimmy joined the Macao Orchestra in 2023. He is an active trombonist in both Hong Kong and Macau, having appeared as a guest musician in various professional orchestras, such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and Hong Kong Opera Orchestra.

In 2021, Jimmy was selected as a member of the Young Pro Program (YPP) of the Orchestra Academy Hong Kong (TOA),
Subsequently, in 2022, he participated in the Fellowship Program of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2022-23 season, receiving one year of performance training under the tutelage of trombone principal Jarod Vermette.

Starting at the age of 12, Jimmy received trombone and wind ensemble training with Ng Chung Pang at the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds. He later graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, earning a Master of Music degree (2021) and a Bachelor's degree in Music (2019), majoring in trombone performance under the guidance of Zachary Bond and Maciek Walicki. In addition to orchestral and chamber music performances, Jimmy is also enthusiastic about solo performances. During his studies, he collaborated with the Hong Kong Professional Winds to perform the “Colors” trombone concerto and performed the Tomasi trombone concerto with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, receiving widespread acclaim. Every summer, Jimmy participates in different trombone festivals and has attended masterclasses by world-renowned trombonists such as Jorgen Van Rijen, Jesper Busk Sørensen, Brett Baker, and Fabrice Millischer etc. He has also participated in various music festivals, including the 2015 Slider Asia, 2019 Alessi Seminar, 2020 Singapore Low Brass Institute, and the 2023 Thailand International Trombone Festival.

In addition to his performances, Jimmy is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of trombone players. Since 2014, he has led different youth ensembles as a brass band training instructor on tours to the Netherlands, Vienna, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Kaohsiung, and China.

Jimmy Chiu


Master of Music, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

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

Working Experience

Macao Orchestra, 2023-present


Hong Kong Philharmonic, 2022-2023

The Orchestra Academy Fellows (Trombonist)

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School, 2020-present

Wind Band Conductor

Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra, 2019-present

Wind Band Conductor

Know More

Aim for solid fundamentals

Teaching Location

Central and WesternEasternSouthernWan ChaiKowloon CityKwun TongSham Shui PoWong Tai SinYau Tsim MongKwai TsingSai KungSha TinTsuen WanYuen Long



Tuition$750 - $800$750 - $800$750 - $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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