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Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (US), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Teaching since 2015
Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Winnie Yiu

Viola, Violin
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (US), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Professional field(s): Viola, Violin
Teaching language(s): Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Teaching since 2015

Winnie Yiu is a violist born in Hong Kong. Upon her graduation at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts studied with Dr. Felix Ungar, she has completed a master degree of music in 2022 with full scholarship at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, under the tutelage of Choong-Jin Chang, the principal violist of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Yiu is currently playing in the Hong Kong Philharmonic in the 2022/23 Season. Yiu is one of the awardees of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 2020/22. She has also awarded the Breguet Trey Lee Performing Arts Scholarship 2017/18, Mr. & Mrs. Y S Liu Scholarship 2019/20 and Wong Wai Ming Memorial Scholarship 2019/20 during her studies in HKAPA. Winnie has also been to Round Top Summer Festival Institute 2018 and played under the baton of maestro Carl St. Clair, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Yaniv Dinur, Michelle Merrill, Vladimir Kulenovic, etc. In 2019 summer, she has participated in Kent Blossom Music Festival, where she played in a side-by-side concert with the Cleveland Orchestra. Yiu has played in masterclass by Paul Neubauer, Richard O'Neill, Jordan Bak, German Clavijo, Brett Deubner, Lawrence Wheeler, and Orion Quartet. She has also received guidance from Ivo-Jan van der Werff, Scott Lee, Wesley Collins, Stanley Konopka, Lynne Ramsey, Steven Tenenbom, Susan Dubois, Máté Szűcs, Honggang Li.

Yiu is currently a freelance musician of several ensembles. She has eight years of teaching experience as a private tutor and group class teacher. Besides being as a performer and teacher, Yiu is currently the judge of Hong Kong Youth Cup International Music Contest.

Winnie Yiu

Education

Master of Music, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

Graduate assistance

Bachelor of Music, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Class of 2020

Achievement

Trinity College London

ATCL violin Recital

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Viola Exam, Distinction

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 8 Violin Exam, Distinction

Performance Experience

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, 2022/23

Orchestral fellow, viola

Hong Kong String Orchestra, 2020-Present

Tutti Viola

Inheritage Philharmonic, 2020-Present

Tutti viola

Working Experience

Kowloon Tong School (Primary Section), 2023-present

Viola class tutor

Bauhinia Musik Haus, 2017-2023

Violin and Viola tutor

Heung To Middle School, 2018-2020

Violin group class teacher

Hong Kong Youth Cup International Music Contest, 2020-Present

Judge

Teaching Location

Central and WesternWan ChaiKowloon CityYau Tsim Mong

Tutor's Studio

Prince Edward Nathan Road

Live Tutorial

Ms. Yiu provides live tutorial (Facetime, Zoom)

Lesson

Viola

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
TuitionPlease inquirePlease inquire$1,000
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.

Violin

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
TuitionPlease inquirePlease inquire$1,000
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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