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Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Hong Kong Baptist University
Teaching since 2017
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Kent Chan

Violin
Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Hong Kong Baptist University
Professional field(s): Violin
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2017

Kent is a talented musician with a passion for performance and education. He is awarded Master of Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied under the guidance of Prof. Benedict Holland. Kent began learning the violin at the age of six under the tutelage of Han Zhong Cai, composer of "Silk Road, Flower Rain" and FuTeng, pedagogue from the Yip’s music education center. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Hong Kong Baptist University, with a high distinction in violin, chamber music, and orchestra performance, under the tutelage of Andrea Zanchetta and Gary Ngan.

Kent has won numerous awards and accolades for his musical abilities, including the Concerto Opens Final Champion at the 2018 China International Music & Arts Festival. He has also had the privilege of performing in masterclasses by world-renowned musicians such as violinist Ning Feng, and members of the Logos Quartet. He also had the face to face experience to attend masterclasses by Augustin Handelich, Lin Cho Liang, and Shlomo Mintz.

As a freelance musician, Kent is active in various musical contexts and has worked with esteemed artists and orchestras. He has played side by side with members of leading orchestras in Europe and Asia, including the BBC Philharmonic, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Global Symphony Orchestra. He had also played for the Royal nobles and family members at the RNCM 50th birthday Concert as a member of RNCM Symphony Orchestra, and performed in the "想你張國榮" online concert as a member of Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, which was broadcasted on TVB and YouTube.

In addition to his performing career, Kent is a passionate and experienced music educator. He has taught private students and in various music schools and institutions, including Maestro Arts School of music, Mary of Providence Primary School, Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College, G.T. College, Qin Music, St'margaret co-ed English Secondary and Primary School, Rex Music, Perfect Arts, and Music Happiano. He has helped many students achieve success in their music exams, with students passing ABRSM with merit and another winning the Hong Kong Music Festival.

Mr Kent

Education

Master of performance in music, Royal Northern College of Music

Majored in Violin Performance

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music, Hong Kong Baptist University

Achievement

2023 GuangDong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Young Artist Orchestra Competition

Award for Teaching Excellence

Trinity College London

ATCL Violin Recital

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Violin, Distinction

Hong Kong International Musicians & Artists Association

2018 China International Music & Arts Festival Concerto Open Class Final Champion

Performance Experience

Fwd House 1881, 2024

Musician in residence

BBC philharmonic Orchestra x RNCM symphony Orchestra, 2023

Tutti Violin

CCTV 2020 New Year Concert with Hong Kong Global Symphony Orchestra, Shen Zhen Symphony Orchestra and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Tutti violin

RNCM 50th Birthday Symphony Orchestra, 2023

First Violin

Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, 2021

Tutti Violin

HKBU Symphony Orchestra, 2018-2021

Tutti Violin

Working Experience

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO), 2023-Present

Beginners Programme Strings Tutor

Maestro Arts, Currently

Violin Tutor

Rex Music Centre, 2019-2022

Violin Tutor

Qin Music, 2022-present

School Violin Class tutor

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教學風格

主張輕鬆快樂為本,以生動的方式教授音樂知識及小提琴技巧,結合新俄派的教學法(重視基本功及技巧)。 教學宗旨是希望可以透過小提琴,讓學生學會欣賞音樂,陶冶性情,培養耐性和抗壓能力。
非常歡迎有志考級和參加比賽的學生。

Video

Pablo M. Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella

Fritz Kreisler: Three Viennese Dances

Teaching Location

Kowloon CitySham Shui PoSha TinTai Po

Live Tutorial

Kent Chan provides live tutorial

Lesson

Violin

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$550$650$750
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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