小提琴

韓國耀眼之星小提琴家申知兒在古典音樂界嶄露頭角,是這一代最著名的小提琴家之一。

她在國際比賽獲獎無數,包括格麗特·朗音樂比賽第一名、以及意大利帕格尼尼小提琴大賽、瑞士Tibor Varga 國際小提琴比賽、芬蘭西貝遼士國際音樂比賽、德國漢諾威國際小提琴大賽、俄羅斯柴可夫斯基國際音樂比賽及比利時伊麗莎白王后國際音樂比賽取得獎項。

申知兒以獨奏家身分與華盛頓區國家交響樂團、大阪愛樂交響樂團、NHK交響樂團、京都市交響樂團、首爾愛樂樂團及KBS交響樂團等合作。2015年,她與韓國指揮家鄭明勛、大提琴家麥斯基及首爾愛樂樂團在韓國知名戶外音樂會Park Concert演出貝多芬三重協奏曲。2014年,申知兒獲委任為韓國K-Classics大使。2017年,她在韓國總統文在寅及中國國家主席習近平面前演出,是為慶祝中韓建交25週年而設的音樂會。

申知兒演奏的小提琴為安德雷亞·瓜奈里 (Andrea Guarneri) 於1683所製,由SooYoung Art Trade借出。

備受讚譽的加拿大籍小提琴家王敬,是當代最多才多藝及活力充沛的小提琴家之一。他六歲於法國馬賽作個人獨奏首演後,於多項頂尖國際大賽獲得殊榮,其中包括於2007年歐文克萊恩國際弦樂賽獲得首獎。2003年,他獲Les Radios Francophones Publiques(涵蓋法國、加拿大、瑞士及比利時的廣播聯網)選為「年度年輕獨奏家」。

王敬以獨奏者身份隨各大樂團於歐洲及北美演奏,曾合作的樂團包括捷克廣播愛樂樂團、莫斯科交響樂團、洛林國家樂團、皮卡地交響樂團、蒙特利爾大都會管弦樂團及蒙特利爾交響樂團。他曾在梅塔大師指揮下,與上海交響樂團合作;11月他即將在范斯克大師執棒下,與中國愛樂同台。他又曾與多位名指揮合作,如迪普斯、弗洛、塔密、拉孔、雷辛約、曼森等。

王敬曾於各大主要表演場地,如位於渥太華的國家藝術中心及林肯中心演出室樂及獨奏音樂會,獲得擊節讚賞。他演奏的樂韻可經常於加拿大CBC廣播電台收聽。王敬亦是德薩斯州達拉斯室樂系列 Ensemble 75 的創辦人之一。

2013年王敬出任香港管弦樂團的樂團首席前,曾任達拉斯歌劇院樂團的樂團首席三年。他演奏的小提琴為瓜達尼尼(G.B. Guadagnini)於1760年所製,由劉元生慈善基金安排借出。

才華橫溢的韓國失明小提琴家金智善在 2019 年獲得了 VSA 國際青年獨奏家大獎,明年她將在華盛頓的約翰·甘迺迪(John F. Kennedy)表演藝術中心首次亮相。

金氏曾就讀 Hanbit失明人士學校,然後考入韓國藝術綜合學校。 她曾加入於2011 年成立的失明人士樂團 Hanbit Performing Arts,並在 2014 年之前一直擔任首席小提琴手。

她現於紐約曼哈頓音樂學院繼續深造,是第一位進入紐約曼哈頓音樂學院攻讀研究生的失明人士。

鄭陽現時為香港城市室樂團副首席,香港管弦樂團和深圳交響樂團客席小提琴,香港演藝學院初級音樂課程導師。師從馬忠為先生和陳浩堂先生。

鄭氏曾於參與多個弦樂大師班中,接受世界知名的弦樂大師指導,當中包括了小提琴家羅森伯格、維勒斯坦、卡利斯、畢希勒、舒茲、寧峰、林昭亮、朱丹、卡華高斯、卡普森及中提琴家鄧函等。鄭氏又先後於2011年及2012年美國肯特州立大學的蓓蕾音樂節中於克利夫蘭交響樂團同台演出。

除了以獨奏者身份演出外,鄭氏亦具有豐富的室內樂演奏和教學經驗。曾接受茱莉亞四重奏,阿爾班貝爾格弦樂四重奏,克里夫蘭弦樂四重奏,獵戶座弦樂四重奏,太平洋四重奏,邁阿密弦樂四重奏,上海弦樂四重奏,美國弦樂四重奏,奇靈格里安四重奏,安德利安四重奏以及大衛芬寇指導。他在2013年憑告士打道四重奏奪得勛菲爾德第一屆國際弦樂比賽室樂青年公開組冠軍。2015年,該組合代表演藝學院前往英國的皇家音樂學院及韋爾斯座堂學校舉行為期十日的巡迴演出;並於翌年與香港創樂團合作,參與韓國統營國際音樂節。告士打道四重奏於同年參與於蒙特利爾舉行的麥基爾國際弦樂四重奏夏令營,是全球首屈一指的室樂音樂節之一。2017年,四重奏應香港特區政府邀請,於倫敦舉行的慶祝回歸廿週年音樂會系列中演出,並獲得全額獎學金參與著名的阿斯本夏季音樂節。2018年,參與Ensemble Omnia Hong Kong馬勒第一交響曲室內樂版首次錄音計劃。2019及2020年,與香港弦樂團合作出訪韓國及東南亞巡演,並受中國中央電視台邀請於斯里蘭卡錄製「一帶一路」歡樂春節專題節目。

鄭氏與大提琴家贾楠和鋼琴家朴星吉聯手組建「紫荊三重奏」,並成立「星途音樂」工作室,在香港及大灣區成功舉辦多場音樂會以及開展線上與線下教學工作。

楊善衡於2017年在美國德州史提芬奧斯汀州立大學完成音樂碩士課程,主修小提琴演奏,並考獲全額獎學金。先後在香港演藝學院 (Visiting student program)和香港浸會大學修讀文學士學位師承香港管弦樂團中提琴首席 凌顯佑先生,史提芬奧斯汀州立大學Jennifer Dalmas 博士。楊氏現時為香港城市室樂團和香港歌劇院特約樂手,亦擔任泛亞交響樂團客席首席。他在2020時出席了香港新世代藝術協會音樂節的表演。他亦曾出任亞洲青年管弦樂團第二小提琴助理首席 、朗維尤管弦樂團第二小提琴首席、史蒂芬奧斯汀州立大學管弦樂團首席 、史蒂芬奧斯汀州立大學歌劇樂團首席等等。亦曾隨亞洲青年管弦樂團在2016年和2017年進行亞洲和全球巡迴演出,到訪美國、法國、西班牙、意大利、比利時、德國、瑞士,日本,台灣,中國內等地。 楊氏曾在美國和香港舉辦室樂及獨奏音樂會。

Piano

金美雪為享譽國際鋼琴家、教育家和藝術大使。金氏曾廣泛於美國、歐洲與亞洲各地以獨奏家身分與無數國際樂團演出,包括紐約的卡內基音樂廳、林肯中心與首爾世宗文化會館等。 

金氏於2009年創立慈善團體香港新世代藝術協會(HKGNA),致力於扶持下一代藝術人才,藉音樂為他們帶來際遇與環境的改變。自成立HKGNA,金氏在無數為香港慈善機構籌款的音樂會中演出,包括在香港文化中心,及在博覽館為著名佈道者力克(Nick Vujicic)的佈道會表演。2013年,金氏因她在慈善工作上的投入,獲選為 Marie Claire 雜誌十月二十三週年紀念號的 “Inspiring Women of Hong Kong”。她也獲和香港政府合作的英國人道事務機構邀請,在第六屆大學學者領袖座談會為來自69個國家,超過700名學生領袖演講。近期,金氏獲得由南韓政府頒發的2020南韓文化體育觀光部獎,以表彰她在國外對韓國古典音樂的貢獻及提升韓國的聲譽。

金美雪生於南韓首爾,十歲即與首爾愛樂樂團合奏登台首演。以優異成績考入紐約名校茱利亞音樂學院,取得學士及碩士學位,並贏得魯賓斯坦獎學金。她曾多次在國際比賽中贏得大獎。她現與丈夫及兒子定居香港。

 

朴星吉,1992年出生於音樂世家,四歲開始學習鋼琴,六歲便登上演奏舞台。2009年以全額獎學金進入香港演藝學院,師從鍵盤系主任郭嘉特教授。2015年以「第一榮譽」獲得音樂學士學位,2017年以「優異」成績獲得音樂碩士學位。

朴星吉不僅在國內外各大比賽中屢獲佳績,其演出亦遍布世界各地,如:中國、美國、意大利、奧地利、挪威、匈牙利及波蘭等。2006年,他開始全國巡演,歷時半年,2008年前往奧地利、波蘭及匈牙利演出。2010年,獲得「HKGNA 美國紐約新秀選拔賽」冠軍並於美國卡內基音樂廳舉辦音樂會,2013年,受邀於第41屆「香港藝術節」舉辦個人獨奏音樂會,廣受好評。2014年,在意大利波代諾內演出併發行CD唱片,演奏會既獲波代諾內樂迷支持,也吸引駐布魯塞爾香港經濟貿易辦事處代表的出席,更獲當地傳媒廣泛報道,其中意大利主要古典音樂的收音機頻道Radio 3 Rai,更將演奏會廣播至歐洲其他城市。

2018年,朴星吉與香港小提琴家鄭陽和大提琴家賈楠創立「紫荊三重奏」和「星途音樂」。

香港鋼琴家黃思遠曾師承香港演藝學院鍵盤系主任郭嘉特教授,並在英國倫敦的皇家音樂學院於 Prof. Dmitri Alexeev 的指導下畢業。他也曾經參加過 Dang Thai Son、Eliso Virsaladze、Arie Vardi、Fabio Bidini、Michel Dalberto 等其他著名鋼琴家的大師班。黃氏獲獎無數,包括在日本東京舉行的第18屆蕭邦國際鋼琴比賽專業組第一名、德國漢堡國際鋼琴大賽、第六屆亞洲青少年音樂比賽第一名青年組,和HKGNA音樂比賽2016的冠軍得獎者。在2019年,黃氏由亞洲文化協會獲頒全額獎學金,並出席了 Aspen Musical Festival and School。

黃思遠於2017年獲HKGNA邀請,首次在紐約卡內基音樂廳演出。更曾在巴黎科爾托演奏廳、上海音樂廳,先後跟泛亞交響樂團及演藝愛一同演出。

吳鈞陶最近取得英國倫敦皇家音樂學院 (Royal College of Music) 鋼琴音樂碩士。他在香港師隨楊淑媛博士 、於英國皇家音樂學院師隨Ilya Kondratiev 及 Peter Jablonski,並於美國俄亥俄州師隨Thomas Rosenkranz。

在美國開始演奏生涯,並於​2018年舉行首次獨奏會 。吳氏於英國倫敦攻讀鋼琴碩士期間,以室樂鋼琴家及鋼琴獨奏家身份在倫敦及其他城市舉行演奏會,其中包括倫敦、奧地利文化中心及牛津大學。回港後,吳氏於大館、香港文化中心及香港大會堂演出。今年2月,更在港台電視31《藝坊星期天》中接受訪問及表演。

 

李昇專注於古典音樂演奏,以古典音樂家貝多芬為學習對象,希望透過自己的經歷勉勵年青人,宣揚珍惜所擁有的人生觀,以音樂影響生命。李昇曾獲得「展能藝術發展基金」資助,先後到奧地利薩爾茨堡及維也納學習及交流。近年分別得到著名鋼琴家金美雪的指導,更獲邀前往美國紐約卡內基大廳演出。

李昇亦積極參與各類型演出,與不同樂團合作,包括香港管弦樂團、香港新世代藝術協會及英國皇家音樂學院香港校友會等。

Malcolm was diagnosed as autistic when he was a toddler. Given his learning difficulties, short attention span and lack of functional language, every piano lesson is a challenge for him and his teachers. He can hardly read scores despite years of practicing. With countless repetitions of hand-holding, demonstrating, listening and memorizing bar by bar, Malcolm gradually learned to play enchanting repertoires. Music opened his heart and soul to boundless new horizon. Through music, he expresses his feeling and connects with the world. 

Malcolm had the honour to perform piano concerto twice with Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2017 and 2019 at the Cultural Centre, playing Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and Piano Concerto No. 1. The third concerto of Yellow River would be staged after the pandemic subsides.   Malcolm was the only performer in the latest fund raising gala dinner of HK Philharmonic in 2020 featuring Mr. Lang Lang, the world renowned pianist, apart from Mr. and Mrs. Lang Lang, the guests of honour in the evening. This year, Malcolm won the annual grand award from “the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong”, the leading organisation dedicated to fostering local talents with disabilities, by playing Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique. 

Malcolm has been given the opportunities to perform in various charity events, including that at the Government House hosted by Mr. CY Leung, then-CEO of HKSAR, with Mr. and Mrs. Chee-Hwa Tung being the guests of honour; Konica Minolta Green Concert at Elizabeth Stadium, sharing the same stage with popular singers and stars; Peace and Development Foundation, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area Economic and Trade Association, Food for Good founded by Mrs. CY Leung as well as Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. Recently Malcolm performed in “Music Heals!” presented by Hong Kong Generation Next Arts, a music therapy event that broadcasted worldwide and supported jointly by the consulates of the Netherlands, Korea and the U.S. in Hong Kong.  He has just been appointed as the ambassador by Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation, serving as an influencer to encourage the families with children suffering from autism.

Viola

Hong Kong-native Andrew Ling is a concert violist and violinist, conductor and music educator. Currently Principal Violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil), Andrew has garnered acclaim for his orchestral playing and solo recitals worldwide. His appearances as concert soloist have included the HK Phil, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, etc.

A versatile and an all-round musician, Andrew has brought his musicianship to conducting engagements with the HK Phil, the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Kunming Nie Er Symphony Orchestra and Finland’s Seinäjoki City Orchestra and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. Handpicked to conduct the HK Phil in rehearsal for Christoph Eschenbach and the late Lorin Maazel, he has worked alongside some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Edo de Waart and Leonard Slatkin. Ling was the finalist of the Besançon International Conducting Competition 2017.

He is often seen playing solo as well as chamber music. He has played with many renowned musicians including Yu-Ja Wang, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Ning Feng, Michael Guttman and The Shanghai Quartet, etc.

Outside the concert hall, Andrew is passionate about cultivating the next generation of musicians. He holds teaching positions at Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has also served as faculty at The Youth Summer Music Camp hosted by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. He is the Music Director of Happy Gabby children’s music book series and believes that music education should start at an early age, to prepare the child for future advancement in his or her music journey, with genuine positivity and curiosity.

Born in Hong Kong, Chris Choi Shu-lun began studying violin at the age of six and viola at 17 under the tutelage of Wang Jiayang and Ivan Chan at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he completed his Master of Music Degree with full scholarships.

First Prize winner of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld 1st International String Competition (Chamber Music Division). Chris has performed extensively across Asia and Europe in venues such as the Royal Academy of Music, the West Dean College, the Wells Cathedral, the Central Conservatory of Music, the Shantou University, the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong City Hall; and in music festivals such as the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Chilingirian’s Chamber Music Festival (U.K.), Musicus Fest (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. He also participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar at the Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as toured with the Asian Youth Orchestra as Assistant Principal Viola. Other performances included Walton’s Viola Concerto and Forsyth’s Viola Concerto with the Academy Symphony Orchestra, as well as solo performances at the ABRSM Prize Ceremony Presentation 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Chris has received numerous scholarships including the Y. S. Liu Foundation Scholarships, the SAR Philharmonic Scholarships, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Merit and the ABRSM Scholarships.

Chris joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2018.

Cello

Richard Bamping has been the Principal Cellist of the HK Phil since 1993. He has performed with many of the finest musicians of recent history—Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Leonidas Kavakos, Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlo Maria Guilini, Valery Gergiev, Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis and Claudio Abbado, to name but a few.

Bamping has performed many of the staples of the solo cello repertoire with orchestras from Europe to the Far East. He has a great passion for playing chamber music with friends and colleagues whenever he gets the chance.

Bamping’s cello, dated 1674 was made in Cremona by Andrea Guarneri and is one of only nine surviving examples of his work.

Jia Nan (Cellist), she was admitted under early enrollment into the Bard College in the United States at the age of 16 and studied under cellist Peter Wiley. Jia Nan earned her bachelor’s degree with first class honours and her master’s degree with distinction, both in music from HKAPA, under the supervision of Professor Ray Wang.

Jia Nan has held multiple recitals in Hong Kong and mainland China. Her awards include Third Prize in the Youth Division of the 4th National Cello Competition of China, Third Prize of the 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, Second Prize in cello and First Prize in the Chamber Division of the Schoenfeld International String Competition.

Jia Nan is a cello faculty member of the Hong Kong Academy for Perfoming Arts Junior Department and International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School, freelance player at the HK Phil, Hong Kong Orchetra, Hong Kong String Orchetra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra.

Ian Mok is a British cellist who enjoys a musical career as a performing artist and consultant. Making his concerto debut at St. John’s Smith Square at 13, he studied under Genevieve Teulières-Sommer and Raphael Sommer at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Junior Division) before attending Harvard University. During his time in the States, Ian was principal cellist of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, assistant principal of the Young Artists Orchestra at Tanglewood, a scholarship winner with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and a junior fellow with the New England String Ensemble.

Prior to returning to Hong Kong last year, Ian was co-principal cellist of the London City Orchestra, principal cellist of the Royal Orchestral Society, and sang tenor with the London Symphony Chorus. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Music at Hong Kong Baptist University, exploring how music can be used to help social well-being.

Conductor

Hong Kong-native Andrew Ling is a concert violist and violinist, conductor and music educator. Currently Principal Violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil), Andrew has garnered acclaim for his orchestral playing and solo recitals worldwide. His appearances as concert soloist have included the HK Phil, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, etc.

A versatile and an all-round musician, Andrew has brought his musicianship to conducting engagements with the HK Phil, the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Kunming Nie Er Symphony Orchestra and Finland’s Seinäjoki City Orchestra and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. Handpicked to conduct the HK Phil in rehearsal for Christoph Eschenbach and the late Lorin Maazel, he has worked alongside some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Edo de Waart and Leonard Slatkin. Ling was the finalist of the Besançon International Conducting Competition 2017.

He is often seen playing solo as well as chamber music. He has played with many renowned musicians including Yu-Ja Wang, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Ning Feng, Michael Guttman and The Shanghai Quartet, etc.

Outside the concert hall, Andrew is passionate about cultivating the next generation of musicians. He holds teaching positions at Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has also served as faculty at The Youth Summer Music Camp hosted by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. He is the Music Director of Happy Gabby children’s music book series and believes that music education should start at an early age, to prepare the child for future advancement in his or her music journey, with genuine positivity and curiosity.

Felix Shuen is currently the Music Director at Diocesan Boys’ School (DBS). Since 2012, he has served as director and conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and numerous choirs in DBS. Under his leadership, the choirs and orchestras have achieved stellar results in local and international music festivals. In 2018, he led the Diocesan Boys’ School Choir and Diocesan Schools Choral Society to capture world championships and gold medals in World Choir Games held in Tshwane, South Africa, championing in the Male Choir category and the Mixed Choir category. As a chorus master, he received critical acclaim in SingFest since 2013, working closely with the renowned world-class maestros Helmuth Rilling, Paul Goodwin, Rolf Beck, and William Weinert. As a promoter of choral-orchestral works, he has conducted numerous major works inside and outside of school, including Bach’s St. John Passion and Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C major (excerpts), Brahms’s Requiem (excerpts), Handel’s Messiah (excerpts), Haydn’s St. Cecilia Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah (excerpts), and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore.

Shuen holds a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music, studying conducting under William Weinert, Mark Scatterday, and Bradley Lubman.

Peter is Head of Performing Arts for the Australian International School Hong Kong. A position he has held for the last 3 years, although he has worked for the school as a music teacher and orchestral director for a total of 8 years. Previously Peter worked at the British School Manila in the Philippines as Head of Music and at Yew Chung International School, Hong Kong. He was born in Rochester, Kent in the UK and studied Organ and Harpsichord at both Huddersfield University in Yorkshire and at Trinity College of Music, London. He has performed organ recitals in a number of large parish churches and cathedrals in the UK, Hong Kong, Manila and Townsville, Queensland, Australia but especially enjoys working with student ensembles in developing their own musical skills and talents. Peter also holds a Masters in Psychology for Musicians, where the major focus of his work was researching the musical taste preferences of Third Culture Kids, which was of particular interest for his international teaching background.

Fabia Lam graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University for her music degree, majored in vocal performance and piano training for more than twelve years, her passion to pursue further education in music never ceased. After much tireless efforts and preparation, she set off to Germany to continue her journey of music education. Later, Fabia set foot on Orff Music and Dance Education post graduated course in Orff Institute of Mozarteum University in Austria.

Fabia returned to Hong Kong in 2010 with aspiration. Since then, she has been teaching music and movement courses in different settings, such as music institutes, schools, children’s choirs and non-profit making organizations. She also has the opportunities to educate a broad spectrum of students, for instance toddlers, young children, primary students, children with special needs, teenagers, even adults and parents. Fabia has great satisfaction in her music education career.  

Leo Tsui graduated from The Education University of Hong Kong, majoring in Piano. Being an experienced accompanist for the choir in his university, he has won the champion in the Music Skills Enhancement Scheme (MUSES) Chamber Award.

Tsui is an active accompanist in Hong Kong. Over the years, He accompanied university students majoring in music on different platforms, including graduation recitals, overseas competitions and examinations.

Having minored in Western Percussion and Conducting. He was a member and student conductor of EdUHK Symphonic Band. He is now the principal Percussion and assistant conductor of O Wind Ensemble. He also participates in many orchestras and wind bands as a guest player.

Tsui is now working at different schools, tutoring percussion skills, also conducting instrumental ensembles.

Taehwa Kim has been playing violin since the age of five. She has been a member of several local youth orchestras in Korea. After graduating from university she has been in the education field as a teacher for 15 years in Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. She has received several teaching awards for students’ choir competitions in Korea.  She was also a leader of a teachers’ orchestra and a representative of the teachers’ research society about music education in Korea. For 2 years, she was in charge of the music convergence education ministry project and researched music education. She received a first-class award of broadcasting research competition from EBS about her music education video.

 

After coming to Hong Kong, she founded and conducted the KIS orchestra since 2017, and was also a member administrator of the 2019 Shenzhen Arirang. In addition, she also was the musical director and music composer of ‘Silent Sky’ by the Aurora Theatre Hong Kong. Currently, she is a member of the folk/rock group BenziNe and conductor and founding member of GAON orchestra.

Vocal

Felix Shuen is currently the Music Director at Diocesan Boys’ School (DBS). Since 2012, he has served as director and conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and numerous choirs in DBS. Under his leadership, the choirs and orchestras have achieved stellar results in local and international music festivals. In 2018, he led the Diocesan Boys’ School Choir and Diocesan Schools Choral Society to capture world championships and gold medals in World Choir Games held in Tshwane, South Africa, championing in the Male Choir category and the Mixed Choir category. As a chorus master, he received critical acclaim in SingFest since 2013, working closely with the renowned world-class maestros Helmuth Rilling, Paul Goodwin, Rolf Beck, and William Weinert. As a promoter of choral-orchestral works, he has conducted numerous major works inside and outside of school, including Bach’s St. John Passion and Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C major (excerpts), Brahms’s Requiem (excerpts), Handel’s Messiah (excerpts), Haydn’s St. Cecilia Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah (excerpts), and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore.

Shuen holds a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music, studying conducting under William Weinert, Mark Scatterday, and Bradley Lubman.

Ashley Chui has earned a Bachelor’s in Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, under the tutelage of voice teacher Joan Patenaude Yarnell. In 2013, she came 2nd in the Yokohama International Music Competition in Japan. Ashley portrayed the role Franktik/Woodpecker in The Little Cunning Vixen by Janacek and Angelique in Le Roi L’a Dit by Delibes at the Manhattan School of Music. In program Oberlin in Italy, She was casted as Cenerentola in La Cenerentola by Rossini and Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart in the opera scenes performance. Besides opera performances, Ashley has collaborated as a soloist with the International Chamber Orchestra of America, New York Four Seas Players, Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, and more. Ashley continued education at Columbia University in New York City and received a Master of Science degree in the Nonprofit Management. Ashley is a current member of Opera Hong Kong’s Young Artist Programme.

Soprano and awardee of the “ Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award “ in 2020, Siu Hoi Yan, Michelle is the first visually impaired student graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Complimented by the famous soprano Ms Barbara Fei as ‘Voice of Angel’, Michelle received numerous prises in various contests, including the companion of ‘China’s Got Talent in Hong Kong’ and ‘The Most Outstanding Performer award’ in ‘Cross All Border: Dare to Be!’ by the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong.

Obtaining distinction in Performance Diploma LTCL in singing and ATCL in piano by Trinity College London, Michellewas invited to perform in exhibition by the Lions Clubs International Foundation in Canada, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Fund-raising Concert and the ‘Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Tsinghua University Joint Orchestral Performance’.

Hong Kong-born multi-talented singer and dancer Emily Yuen is deeply passionate about Korean performing arts culture. To pursue her dream, she completed several K-Pop dances and vocal courses by E Star Academy in 2016.

She was the winner of the 2019 Changwon K-pop World Festival in Hong Kong/ Macau and the Champion of K-Pop Stage for You (Vocal & Dance) 2020 organised by the Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong.

Emily is currently a member of the Echo entertainment group.

Woodwind

Chloe Leung has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music Degree majoring in flute performance and pedagogy at Hong Kong Baptist University under the tutelage of Mr. Olivier Nowak, co-principal flute of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. After completing her bachelor degree, she continued her music studies with Mr. Vicens Prats, principal flute of Orchestre de Paris, at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Alfred Cortot.

Chloe’s strong enthusiasm in music has led to her participation in music events internationally. She had been touring around with the Asian Youth Orchestra, as well as participating in Domaine Forget, Ravello Festival, Young Euro Classic and Académie Internationale d’été de Nice to name a few. Her musical accomplishments have won her several scholarships.

She has also participated in a number of master classes and studied with distinguished flautists including Emmanuel Pahud, Denis Bouriakov, Jasmine Choi, Catherine Cantin, Vincent Lucas, Jean Ferrandis, Davide Formisano, Jacinthe Forand, Susan Palma-nidel, Karen Jones, Claudio Montafia and Jari S. Puhakka.

The Chinese YMCA College School Band was established in 2000. The School Band participated in various performances such as Graduation Day, Parent-Teacher Night and social activities of Shatin District.

They value every performing experience, Newcastle Grammar School invited us in the year of 2010 to perform, they also accompanied the school’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Musical on live  in Sep, 2012 with great success. In the year of 2012 to 2018, the School Band took part in joint school music camp and charity concerts, including Law Ting Pong Secondary School, La Salle College, Bishop Hall Jubilee School and Wah Ying College.

Besides, the Band also participated in numerous local competitions, such as Joint School Music Competition held by the Hong Kong Music Office and the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. They received Silver Award in 2009 to 2015 in the Hong Kong Music Interflows, Gold Award and the Winner in Joint School Music Competition organized by the JSMA 2016.

 

Flute: Ng Ping Nam, Cheung Tsz Lok, Cheng Sheung Foon
Clarinet: Guo Hoi Ki, Choi Sheung Hin, Au Cheuk Laam, Woo Shing Yan, Lui Ting Hon
Bass Clarinet: Pak Chi Ho
Horn: Chu Kai Yiu
Saxophone: Ye Juncheng, Lee Tsz Hin
Bassoon: Chan Long Hei Angus
Trumpet: Mok Pak Hei, Chan King Yin Ronald, Ho Ching Kan
Trombone: Tong Chung Hang
Tuba: So Pak Tin
Percussion: To Cheuk Yu, Ip Yan Kiu Naomi, Pang Ho Wang, Tse Wai Hin, To Ching Yee, Chan Wai Ying

Composer

​​Simmone Bundy, originally from Jersey, Channel Islands, is no stranger to the stage having appeared in both Amateur and Professional performances. She has sung as a soloist for the Duke of Edinburgh and Sir David Wilcox and more recently at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing as part of a Celtic Celebration.

During her time in Wales, whilst studying for her Bachelor of Music, Simmone was in the BBC series ‘Pushed to The Limits’ with Chris Ryan and was highly involved with the Young Welsh National Opera (WNO Max). Simmone studied singing under the direction of Tim Rhys Evans of the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After completing Postgraduate studies in Music and Education, Simmone has taught in International Schools across the UK, Switzerland, Cairo and now Hong Kong.

Simmone is currently Head of Music and Choral Director at ESF’s South Island School and is a keen arranger, songwriter and composer in her spare time. She has had her music performed in the UK, USA and more locally in St. John’s Cathedral here in Hong Kong. She has been an examiner for IBDP Music for over a decade and shared resources with some 180+ International schools worldwide in the last academic year and is delighted to be part of this year’s HKGNA festival.

Choir

The mission of our KIS Primary Choir is to provide our students with challenging and enjoyable performance opportunities. We hope to foster of musical and social growth for each student through the process of rehearsing and performing choral music, the choir members are selected from Year Four to Year Six. Every week, the choir members receive two intense hours of vocal training and breathing techniques and are exposed to a plethora of genres, as well as, singing in different languages (English, Korean and Chinese).

 

 

Hailey Chung           Ian Lee       Elia Lee       Jaycee Wong      Angus Luk        Hayley Ng      Lily Park       Ashley Yiu    Aayat, Mersiha      Hazalyn Fu    Gavina Chau   Chloe De Pauw     Francesca Hung      Sanvi Khandelwal      Jax Wong      Ocean Yu    Sonia Khan      Colin Chan    Uma Sushrut      Saanchi Chahar    Elvis Chu     Justin Kim       Milo Lam     Elisha Rudyn                      Sky Yuen   Yerik Zhang       Alvin Lam      Dayton Leung      Liam Lam    Arif Pak    Lucus Chan       Sarah Fan       Nayen Kim              Seulha Kim     +Grace Lee       +Lia Nagai      Cindy Park      *Amba Prasad   Eileen Lee    Amos Cheung    *Isla Brown      Lynnette Chan    *Joyce Yang      Mikaela Ho     Stella Kim      +Jaydon Ku    Vincy Lee     Hayley Wong  Marissa Lee

# Flute Solo
* Choir Leaders
+ Line Leaders

 

With the secondary choir, it consists mainly of the lower secondary students whereby musicianship is developed further through choir singing, rhythm tapping as well as opportunities to perform. Students are given the opportunity to grow in their knowledge of music through exploring different genres of music as part of music appreciation. The music programme at KIS is a well-rounded one; with the focus on listening, performing and composing. Performance opportunities are all year round and it is open to all students of KIS.

 

 

Max Chai  Nicolas Choi  Bryan Chow  Seieun Hong  Loua Kang  Bernice Kwan

Jacey Lam  Cherie Law  Sheldon Lee  Kingsley Lee  Leslie Leung  Jasmine Leung

Anders Li  Kenisha Roy  Yajash Singh  Hui Hyeon Son  Maurice Tsang  Cyrus Yeung

Charles Yiu  Vean Chan  Brannon Chan  Ee Yen Chen  Alex Choy  Jaena Claire Jung

Angela Kim  Austin Kwan  Kaylie Kwok  Nathan Lacorte  Anton Lee  Andrew Lee

Mattea Lo  Ethan Man  Hailey Ng  Ching Yiu Nui  Chun Yu Shea  Kyle Sung  Sherry Tong

Caden Wong  Caitlin Wong  Anson Wong  Shi Wing Chan  Felice Cheung  Apple Chiu

Presley Choi  Elisia Chow  Gabriel Do  Bienna Ho  Loui Kang  Alvin Lam  Jihyo Lee

Justin Leung  Victoria Liu  Angus Ma  Anton Man  Ethan Sze  Krish Taimni  Adrian Tsang

Bernie Tsoi  Jin Wong  Jonathan Yau  Ryan Chan   Tsz Ching Chan   Torres Cheung

Wai Yip Ho   Zachary Ho   Audrey Ho   Seven Kwong   Damon Lam   Marcus Lam

Starry Lee   Kylie Lee   Andre Lo   Philia Ng   Alexandria Pyne   James Tang   Hilda Tong

Nathan Tung   Serena Wong   Ariel Yik   Jeeun Ban   Vene Chan   Knox Chan   Lincoln Cheung

Isaac Chow   William Chow   Jeslyn Fung   Leon Lai   Bradyn Lee   Andrew Lee   Renee Lee

Caden Leung   Hazel Leung   Reia Lim    Jenny Park   Isla Tong   Hayden Wong   Eden Woo

Jaime Au   Ethan Chan   Audrey Chan   Brandon Chan   Janet Chen   Darius Foo   Fan Shing Hung

Olivia Jung   Jason Lau   Samuel Lau   Wing Sum Lau   Terry Lee   Chloe Leung   Wesley Lui

Nicole Tong   Isaac Tsang

South Island School’s student musicians have been practising both at home and during a limited number of in-school rehearsals to bring you a range of jazz numbers and choral highlights that represent a taste of the music groups running at SIS.

The SIS Chamber Choir will be performing Daniel Elder’s arrangement of “Little Star” and the world premiere of Lelya Lenda”, translated from Elvish to English as ‘Carry on the Journey’ by SIS Head of Music, Simmone Bundy, which seeks to give hope in the current global turbulence.

Chamber Choir:
Accompanist – Mandy Leung

Victoria Leung
Gigi So
Hannah Fennelly
Ashley Ling
Sophie Chan
Britney Chan
Aiden Teng
Lauchlan Leung
Kelly Ngai
Belle Candra
Nayeon Lee
Abby Lee
Olivia Choi
Zoe Villemeur
Ariel Jung
Anson Hui
Thomas Hafner
Felix Lim
Utkarsh Goyal

Ensemble/Orchestra

The string ensemble at AISHK is a very young group of talented musicians with ages ranging from 8 to 15. Like many schools, having had over 18 months of little or no face to face rehearsals, it has been a relief to be able to start again. The string ensemble rehearse once a week at 7am on a Wednesday morning. They made their debut with a video recorded concert for our school showcase in June of this year performing the 1st movement of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and had the honour a few months later to be the supporting orchestra from one of our year 12 students performing the Romance – Larghetto from Mozart’s Horn Concert in Eb Major. With 21 players which span a wide range of abilities, they enjoy challenge and the chance to perform together.

Selected members of the SIS Jazz Ensemble are thrilled to present an atmospheric and exciting slice of cool jazz, composed by talented IGCSE student – Ajax Li – called “Night in the City”. The SIS Jazz Ensemble itself will also deliver some equally chilled-out vibes with “What’s Cookin’”, a groovy favourite composed by beloved jazz connoisseur, Victor Lopez.

 

Jazz Ensemble
Marcus Lau
Ajax Li
Avirah George
Eddy Leung

Adrian Wong
Chloe Wong
Samuel Johnson
Viera Yip
Charlene Lam
Miki Bragge
Maya Sien
Arim Lee
Julie Kwon
Emmie Cheng
Yoki Hong
Charles Zhao

GAON orchestra is a youth orchestra founded with the mission to give a message of hope through music. GAON debuted on the stage hosted by HKTDC in May of 2021 and performed at the 72nd-anniversary of the Korean national day celebration with a video.

The orchestra aims to help make a balanced world with our harmony. Further fundraising and charity music performances are planned. Gaon Orchestra will grow to help young Koreans living in Hong Kong live with pride of Korea and become a place for communication for Korean students attending various schools. In addition, they will strive to become an orchestra that serves as a bridge to promote Korean culture to Hong Kong through various, high-quality performances such as performing cultural exchanges between chambers and official events.

Violin: Kim La Jin, Kim Yun Ji, Park  Su Min Claire, Park Su Bin, Shin Jae Won, Ji Jun Ho,
Choi  Eun Suh Katherine
Flute: Ahn Joon Hyun, Kweon Yi Jun, Kim Dong Eun, Kim Se Hee, Kim Ye Bin
Clarinet: Choi Jae Min, Oh Cho A, Lee Joo Won Angela,
Cello: Park June Soo

Volunteer: Kim Minji, Lee Yejin

Dance

The Hongkong Hanmaum Samulnori was founded in 2002 by Father Beo. Currently, it is run by the councils that closely work with the students and the teachers. This foundation brings out the existence of Korean culture to those living in Hong Kong. Also, they are working on volunteering and performing to Hong Kong local people to make them aware of Korean culture.

First off, if we look at our clothing, we would see a colorful assortment of belts; blue, red, and yellow. The blue resembles the sky, yellow as the earth, and red symbolizes people. This tells us that the connection between the sky and the earth is people.

We consist of 4 instruments; 징(Jing -gong), 꽹과리(kkwaenggwari-small gong), 장구(janggu), 북(drum). The Jing and kkwaenggwari represent the sky’s coarse personality and the janggu and the drum represent the softness of the earth. The kkwaenggwari sounds like a thunderstorm, therefore, it’s called a thunderbolt and sits at the front. The jing represents the sound of the wind, corresponding with its name ‘풍백'(puongbeak). When you listen to the book you can visualize clouds floating around, and it is named quite coincidentally ‘운서’(yonseo).

Lee Yunseo    Park Jaewan Jay  Pyo Sooyeon Sophia   Pyo Seoyeon Stella
Kim Seonghyeon Gemma    Han Donghyeong Lloyd    Lee Nayeon  Kim Ahrang Choi Yeongseo   Park Sungbeen Nathan  Hyun Chaewon  Choi Jiwon Olivia
Lee Hyunjae   Ko Seungjoon   Yoo Dahyun