Wind Orchestra Conductor

Jacky Leung

Music Director, Saxophone

Ma Man Ki

Trumpet

Ocean Yue

Trumpet, Trombone

String Orchestra Conductor

Ray Tsoi

Violin

Choi Shu Lun, Chris

Violin, Viola

Percussion Band Conductor

Kathleen Kwan

Percussion

Raymond Vong W. M.

Percussion

Ray Tsoi

Violin

Tsoi obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Performance with distinction from the Oklahoma University. He studied violin and viola with many great teachers such as Joseph Fuchs, Michael Ma, Fan Ting, Wayne Crouse and studied conductorship under Adam F. Brennan. Tsoi was the Winner of the Concerto Competition in the Oklahoma University in 1994. He founded the Caloroso String Quartet in the same year and won the Sutton Chamber Music Award. He was awarded Outstanding Musicianship and Performance by the Channing Classics Musical Society in USA a year later.

As a conductor, Tsoi once lead the HKAPA Junior Chamber Orchestra, St Paul’s Co-ed Primary School Symphony Orchestra and Maryknoll Convent School (Primary section) String Orchestra. He was also Principal Conductor at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Principle Conductor of the True Colors Symphony and the Conductor of the Diocesan Girls’ Junior School String Orchestra.

Tsoi is currently the Conductor of the APA JSE, JRE and JSO. He teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Baptist University as well as the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Choi Shu Lun, Chris

Violin, Viola

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.

Jacky Leung

Music Director, Saxophone

Jacky Leung is one of the most active young classical and pop Hong Kong-born saxophonists. In 2015, he was the first saxophonist who got a full scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund (Local Studies). In 2018 & 2019, he won the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up in Concerto section and Solo Wind section in the Osaka International Music Competition. In 2020 & 2021, he also won 1st prize and 2nd prize in various International Music Competitions in Germany, North America & Canada (Pop Music & Classical Music session).

Jacky had given various musical styles of performances as a guest soloist and guest chamber group in many international events and radio broadcasts. In January 2020, Jacky was being invited by Osaka International Music Competition to perform in their Winner Gala concert. Jacky also performed with a number of internationally renowned artists in past concerts.

Along with his instrumental career, Jacky at the same time is active in composition and arrangement works. He always arranges music for his chamber group ONLY ONE and the ONLY ONE Jazz Orchestra, and he also writes and composes many different varieties of pieces for school, organization or commercial parties. In 2017 & 2018, he was the producer of CDs, “Fly High Little Ones @ Sham Shui Po” & “Amazing” for Music Children Foundation (MCF) charity musical & the producer of the MCF online Live concert series (10 episodes) in 2020.

Moreover, Jacky leads a number of orchestras and concert bands as conductor & band director participating in numerous performances and competitions. Jacky is very committed to contributing to the community as well. He is the music director of Music Children Foundation providing free music training, including different music curriculum & chamber music experience to underprivileged children in Hong Kong.

Jacky is currently the Music Director of the Music Children Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong International Single Reed Association, freelance saxophonist of the two most representative orchestras in Hong Kong namely the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Jacky is also a Vandoren artist.

 

Ma Man Ki

Trumpet

A recipient of the Ohel Leah Synagogue Charity Postgraduate Scholarship, Ma Man-ki graduated with distinction from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts(HKAPA) in 2022 as the Academy’s first master student majoring in Conducting for Western Orchestras. He studied conducting under the guidance and tutelage of Professor Sharon Andrea Choa. He also took Chinese orchestral conducting classes with Mr. Ho Man Chuen during his study at the HKAPA.

After graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with Bachelor Degree of Arts in Music with first class honours, Man-ki began to pursue conducting studies. He conducted in the masterclasses by Jaap van Zweden, Jerry Junkin, Robert Reynolds, Kuokman Lio, Apo Hsu, Kirk Trevor and Diane Wittry and Baxa Norbert. During his study at the HKAPA in 2020-2022, Man-ki was the assistant conductor of the opera production. In summer 2022, he performed with Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic and North Czech Philharmonic Teplice in Czech Republic. In 2021 and 2023, Man-ki competed in the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Conducting Competition and finished both competition as semi-finalist.

Man-ki also actively performs in Hong Kong as well as in the USA, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan etc, including as a suona soloist with Collegium Musicum Hong Kong in New York Carnegie Hall. His composition for Suona and Chinese Orchestra Another Way entered the final three of Nanyang Award in the Singapore International Competition for Chinese Orchestra Composition 2015. Man Ki was commissioned to compose and arrange for Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, his works were programmed by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Phil. His recent commission includes La La Land Medley by trumpet artist Éric Aubier, performed in France in April 2022 featuring Douai Brass Band.

Man-ki serves as the Wind Director as well as the conductor of symphony orchestra and symphonic band in his alma mater St. Stephen’s College. He led the college symphonic band and college symphony orchestra to perform and won several prizes in competitions. Man-ki also serves as the conductor of the intermediate band of Good Hope Primary School, conductor of Wind Ensembles of Music Children Foundation, music director of Men of Winds, guest conductor of Yao Yeuh Chinese Orchestra, tutor of True Colors Symphony, Conductor of The Education University of Hong Kong, as well as part-time faculty in HKAPA teaching conducting.

Ocean Yue

Trumpet, Trombone

Ocean Yue is an active trumpeter and band conductor in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University, with the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music in 2015. With keen interest in playing trumpet, Yue has obtained LTCL Recital (Trumpet) Diploma in 2015. Besides, to enrich his musical knowledge, Yue is also certified with Grade 8 for French Horn, Trombone and Percussion etc.

As a trumpeter, Yue has proactively engaged in various ensembles and bands since he was a student.  He played as the principal trumpet of Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Baptist University Collegium Musicum from 2013 to 2015. In addition, Yue has been part of some leading ensembles in Hong Kong for years, namely the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia and the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia. Yue has enjoyed performing  in both Hong Kong and overseas. Specifically, he toured with the Gustav Mahler Orchestra to Korea to join the Busan Maru International Music Festival in 2017.

Apart from being a performer, Yue also serves as a brass tutor and conductor in different schools and organizations. Being passionate in music teaching, he is now coaching in the Harrow International School Hong Kong, ISF Academy and St Paul’s College Primary School etc. On top of these, Yue is also the conductor of Salvation Army Wan Chai Corps Band. Through continuous encouragement, Yue is widely recognized by parents to be a patient and skillful teacher.

Kathleen Kwan

Percussion

Kathleen Kwan graduated in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2013 majoring in Western Percussion with Miss Margie Tong and Mr. Alan Cumberland also studied Chinese Percussion with Mr.Yim Hok Man.

Kwan has performed in “The International Chinese New Year Night Parade”, “Transformer”movie opening, “Hong Kong International Drummer Festival”, “Tat Ming Pair Project 30”, “Hong Kong Drum Festival 2018”, “FOLLOWMi” etc. Kwan has toured to many countries with different orchestra.

2017 Kwan to Taiwan attend the Quartet competition hosted by Ju Percussion Group with Made in Hong Kong @ Four Gig Head members.

Now she is freelancer of Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Macau Orchestra and the member of Four Gig Heads and Run-around Cajon Ensemble.

Raymond Vong W. M.

Percussion

Winner in Percussion at the Macao Young Musicians Competition in 2004, Raymond holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree and a Master degree in Music with distinction at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). He studied percussion under Alan Cumberland, Woo Shuk-fai, Aziz D. Barnard Luce, Shuan Tilburg and Harmen Cnossen. Since 2013, he has been the principal percussionist of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.

In 2010, Raymond formed a percussion duo “R/EMIX” with Emily Cheng. The duo has performed in Hong Kong and Macau playing recitals and as soloists with orchestras

with high critical acclaim. He has participated in numerous music festivals around the world, such as the Asian Youth Orchestra (2007 and 2008), Nancy Zeltsman Marimba Festival in Wisconsin, Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. Raymond is also a devoted performer of contemporary music and often collaborates with different composers in preparation for their new works. He has been invited by the University of Hong Kong to participate in a multimedia concert, presenting a duo with the internationally renowned violinist Yao Jue with high acclaim. As an orchestral musician, he has been regularly invited performing with The Macao Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the North Carolina Orchestra in the USA. In March 2015 he undertook a European tour with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jaap Van Zweden. He was selected as an “Bravo Macao!” Artist at the 32rd Macao International Music Festival in 2018.

Raymond serves a teaching faculty member at the HKAPA and St. Paul’s Co- educational College, a committee member of the Philharmonia APA, and supervisor of the Macao Percussion Association. He is one of the judges of the Hong Kong Joint School Music Competition in 2018 and 2019.