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Hochshcule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main (DE), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2015
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Tommy Liu

Bassoon
Hochshcule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main (DE), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Bassoon
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2015

Liu Tung-Bo Tommy is currently the Principal Bassoon of Hong Kong Sinfonietta since April 2023. Before residing back in Hong Kong, Tommy has served as Principal Bassoon in Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan. During season 2021 – 2022, he was one of the members in Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra and was selected by the director, Yutaka Sado, to perform in the Recital Series of the orchestra.

Tommy started learning the bassoon at the age of 7, under the tutelage of Miss Cheung On-ki, Angel and Au Wai-see. He graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) with first-class honour, majoring in bassoon under the tutelage of Mr. Kam Shui. Tommy is one of the recipient of Hong Kong Jockey Music and Dance Fund and have started his master degree at Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts), studying with Professor Henrik Rabien and graduated in September 2020. In 2015, Tommy has also been chosen as one of the “Young Music Makers 2015” by RTHK 4. He was the chairman of “The Bassoonion” in 2014-2017; co-founder of chamber ensemble “M•eureka!”.

Tommy actively participated in different professional orchestras. He was invited as Guest bassoonist to perform with WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Germany and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, also as Guest Principal Bassoon with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and Osaka Symphony Orchestra. Tommy was one of the members of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2014. Tommy was furthermore chosen as one of the soloists to perform with the HKAPA Academy Symphony Orchestra in 2015. In 2016, Tommy was invited as a representative of HKAPA to participate in a side by side project held by Shanghai Orchestral Academy and NDR Symphony Orchestra.

Tommy Liu

Education

Master of Music, Hochshcule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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

Graduated with first class honours

Working Experience

Hong Kong Sinfonietta, 2023 - present

Principal Bassoon

Teaching Location

Kowloon CityKwun TongSham Shui PoWong Tai SinYau Tsim Mong

Tutor's Studio

Nathan Road (Prince Edward)

Live Tutorial

Facetime, Zoom, Skype

Lesson

Bassoon

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$750$750$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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