Born in Hong Kong, Shania Chan Choi Ching is a passionate saxophone performer and educator. She has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, the Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, and China. Moreover, she has won the 18th Osaka International Music Competition (Hong Kong Semi Final) and the Hong Kong Music Talent Award 2020 (Woodwind Category Open Class).
Shania’s enthusiasm for saxophone has led her to appear in international saxophone symposiums and events, such as the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the World Music Contest Kerkrade, and the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy. Furthermore, Shania has actively taken part in many master classes conducted by esteemed saxophonists including Vincent David, Timothy McAllister, Nobuya Sugawa, Nathan Bogert, Stephen Page, Rhonda Taylor, Kenneth Tse and Habanera Saxophone Quartet.
Shania earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at the Hong Kong Baptist University under the tutelage of Mr. Jeffrey Chan. She was selected for an exchange program in Bowling Green State University (the United States) where she studied with the renowned saxophonist Dr. John Sampen. During her studies, she received numerous awards and scholarships, including HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship, Alumnus C.B. Chiu Scholarship, Character Building Fund Scholarship, Faculty of Arts Outstanding Achievement and Student Exchange Scholarship.
As a dedicated chamber musician, Shania is an active performer of different local music groups in Hong Kong including La Sax Saxophone Ensemble (HK), Hong Kong Professional Winds, New Hong Kong Philharmonia, Hong Kong Young Musicians’ Wind Orchestra. Apart from classical performances, Shania is also passionate in performing jazz and pop music. She has performed with HKBU Big Swingin’ Band, Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, as well as Hong Kong artist Louis Yuen Siu Cheung and Harry Wong.
In addition to performing, Shania is enthusiastic in teaching, aiming to promote the saxophone throughout Hong Kong. She teaches saxophone at various primary and secondary schools, as well as the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. She was also a conductor of a local primary school wind band.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music, Hong Kong Baptist University
The 18th Osaka International Music Competition (Hong Kong Semi Final)
The Hong Kong Music Talent Award 2020 (Woodwind Category Open)
HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship
Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty of Arts Outstanding Achievement
Trinity College London
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
La Sax x Harry Wong (Harry 哥哥) China Tour, 2018, 2019
Louis Yuen 阮兆祥 King of Dreams Concert, 2019
Hong Kong Economic Trade Office Reception Dinner, Seoul (Korea), 2019
Serendipity - Shania Chan's Saxophone Recital, 2019
Concerto di Sassofono, Fringe Club, 2019
Big Band Era 2019- Hard Bop Samurai: The Morota Sextet
ViuTV “舉高雙手” recording, 2019
ArtWalk Performance, Downtown Bowling Green, U.S.A., 2018
T.W.G.Hs Li Ka Shing College, 2020-present
Kinderland Studio, 2020-present
St. Mary’s Canossian College, 2019-present
CCC Kei San Secondary School, 2019-present
Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School, 2019-2021
Jacques Ibert: Concertino Da Camera II. movement
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ABRSM Music Theory G. 5, G. 8
|$500 - $550
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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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