Albert Chin is a passionate violinist born in Hong Kong. He began playing violin at the age of 4. His talent was nurtured, and by age 12 he achieved an ATCL trinity diploma, with the enlightenment of Ernesson Chiu, the founder of Centre Stage (Hong Kong). He further study music as an undergraduate at the Hong Kong Baptist University, mentored by Ray Tsoi and Gary Ngan. He studied Royal Northern College of Music Master of Performance with scholarship, under the tutelage of Callum Smart and Leland Chen.
In addition to his education, Chin played with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, winning various competitions including the 6th Hong Kong Virtuoso Music Competition and the Hong Kong Youth competition. During his bachelor’s degree, he performed with the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, and since that time, he has appeared in different world leading side-by-side orchestral programs with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Halle Orchestra, and the Manchester Camerata.
Chin’s professional career has been punctuated by widely acclaimed performances throughout Korea, Italy, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, he has attended plentiful masterclasses conducted by world renowned violinists and soloists namely Ning Feng, Pavel Fischer and Ben Holland.
As an acting music director of the Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association, Chin has years of experience in teaching students of all levels, including but not limited to Tseung Kwan O Government Primary School, G.T (Ellen Yeung) College and HKMLC Queen Maud Secondary School.
Master in Performance, The Royal Northern College of Music
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music, Hong Kong Baptist University
Trinity College London
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
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
Lesson Booking Guide
How to Book a Lesson
|Lesson Booking Procedure:|
|1.||Submit student information; The tutor will respond according to the information.Messages between student/tutor will be screenshotted or forwarded through M5 Music.＊|
|2.||Discuss and arrange the lesson time, location, tuition fee, etc.|
|3.||The lesson will be confirmed after completing the payment of the Tuition of the First Lesson.|
|4.||Take the lesson according to the booking time.|
|5.||The second lesson and beyond are arranged by the student/tutor themselves.|
|＊||If the student/parent wants to contact the tutor directly before the payment, please read Is it Allowed to Contact the Tutor before Making Payment?|
Is it Allowed to Contact the Tutor before Making Payment?
Protecting tutors’ personal privacy is our job; Tutors need to avoid unnecessary leakage of privacy.
|Before student/parent makes payment:|
|i.||Some tutors do NOT accept direct contact.|
|ii.||Some tutors will call student/parent with a “Hidden Number”.＊|
|iii.||Some tutors accept to contact student/parent through various ways.＊|
|＊||After contacting the tutor, if the student/parent intends to take a lesson, the tuition of the first lesson has to be paid to M5 Music before having lesson.|
Tuition of the First Lesson
The tuition of the first lesson is charged by M5 Music (accept Bank Transfer or FPS); Students do NOT need to pay additional fee for the first lesson.
Tuition of the Second Lesson and Beyond
Starting from the second lesson, please pay tuition directly to the tutor. Generally, four lessons will be calculated as one session. Please check with your tutor about the payment method for the second lesson and beyond.
No Free Trail Lesson
M5 Music and all tutors do NOT offer free trial lessons. All “trial lessons” are considered as the “first lesson”.
Student's Absence Notice
Student’s absent must be proposed 24 hours before the lesson time. Otherwise, it will be regarded as “Impromptu Absence”. Providing a make-up lesson or not will be decided by the tutor him/herself. Hereby declare, M5 Music will NOT provide refund for “Impromptu Absence” even if the tutor does not want to provide a make-up lesson.
Typhoons and Rainstorms Arrangement
If the first lesson is affected by typhoon and rainstorm warning, M5 Music can assist both parties to reschedule the lesson.
We only provide a refund if the tutor is absent on the original booking time, and cannot provide a make-up lesson for the next 14 days. Apart from this, we do not accept any refund request.