Wu Fung Cho

Flute

WAT Nga-man, Wyman

Flute

Lam Ka Ki

Oboe

STEPHENIE NG

Clarinet

LEE Wai Ching Vivian

Bassoon

May Lam

Clarinet

YIP Yuk Chuen

Trumpet

Kwan Long

Tuba

Cheryl Chan

French Horn

Ng Chung Pang

Trombone

Samuel Huang

Violin

Adrian Leung

Violin and Viola, String Ensemble Conductor

Carole Lee

Violin

Desmond LI Tang Yin

Violin, Viola

Bernard Chan

Cello

Fung Chi Hang

Clarinet

Ray Cheung

Cello Tutor

Wu Fung Cho

Flute

Fung-cho Wu studied with Kate Hill and Pat Morris at the Royal Academy of Music and obtained her Masters degree in 2017. Fung-cho has been affected by her family and first developed her musicality through the piano at the age of five, followed by flute lessons at twelve and she eventually found her passion for music. In 2013, under the tutelage of Izaskun Erdocia, she completed her Bachelor’s degree, graduating with First-class honours from the Hong Kong Baptist University. After graduated, she devoted herself working as a musician and music teacher.  

Fung-cho is keen on giving performances on both solo and ensemble performances. She has performed at the Royal Academy of Music, Citibank Plaza and Auditorium in Hong Kong Baptist University. on top of solo performances, Fung-cho is an active ensemble player. She had flute quartet performances at William Goodenough House, flute trio and flute ensemble performances at Royal Academy of Music and flute duet performance at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.  

Fung-cho has also actively attended and performed in masterclasses in the UK and Hong Kong. She has played for many famous flautists like William Bennett, Emily Beynon, Stefano Parrino, Helen Keen, Paul Edmund-Davies, Megan Sterling and Olivier Nowak. 

WAT Nga-man, Wyman

Flute

WAT Nga-man, Wyman is a composer and conductor based in Hong Kong.
She received her Master of Music from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in composition, under the guidance of Mr. Law Wing-fai and Professor Richard Tsang. During her studies, her compositions had been widely presented and performed locally and internationally in Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Macao, Beijing and Guangzhou with high praises. Her works Ancient Path (2006) and Animated Timeframes (2007) were performed and broadcasted by RTHK Radio 4. Stone Tones (2008), The Man of Dust (2010), Ripples On… (2010), Prelude of Celebration (2011) and Somewhere in a City (2011) were commissioned by the Macao Percussion Association, Hong Kong Wind Kamerata, Parsons Wind Orchestra and HKBDA Band Directors Wind Orchestra respectively. At the Spotlight on Young Musicians Series 3 Concert – Cross coordinated by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2012, Wyman premiered works including Mosaic, Bonfire Light, Earth Beat, Ripples on a Lotus Pond, and was considered as a great success. As a composer and a flutist, Wyman is active in promoting contemporary music and creative music making. Her work Wind Infinity (2013) for solo flute was selected to be performed by herself in the Chinese Composers’ Festival 2013. Wyman was commissioned by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild to compose two new works: Space Tight (2016) and Silent Sorrow (2016), which were performed by RTHK Quartet and Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble respectively in SOUND-IMAGination concert series, and were broadcasted by RTHK Radio 4. Most recently, Wyman premiered her new work Street in the Dark (2017) at yet another SOUND-IMAGination concert series. 

During her study at the HKAPA, Wyman received prizes and scholarships including HKAUW Thomas H. C. Cheung Postgraduate Scholarship, The Lions & Joseph Koo Music Foundation Composition Scholarship, The Society of APA Scholarship and Parsons – Outstanding Composition Student for Wind Music.

Apart from her active composing and performing career, Wyman now devotes more concentration on conducting and music education. In collaboration with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Wyman currently participates in Electro-Kaleidoscope e-Orch Music Creation and Performance in Practice Project as both conductor and tutor. She is also currently serving as the music director and conductor in The Open University of Hong Kong Orchestra. 

Lam Ka Ki

Oboe

Lam Ka Ki Kelvin started his oboe study at the age of 7. During his schooling in Diocesan Boys’School, Lam was an active member of DBS School Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Senior Boys Choir and has been principal oboe and English horn within. After graduation, Lam was offered a place to study in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and graduated in 2012 in the Advance Diploma programme, graduate of Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree programme in 2014, majoring in Oboe Performance, under the guidance of the renowned oboist Mr. Yiu Song-Lam. He has participated in the masterclasses of Christian Schmitt, Gordon Hunt, and Maurice Bourgue. He was invited to perform with the Hong Kong Wind Kamerata in French May 2017 and 2018. Lam is also interested in English Horn playing – he was invited to join the Symphony Orchestra of the HKAPA and SAR Philharmonic Orchestra as an English Horn player. Currently, Lam is a freelance Oboe and English Horn player in the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and the Oboe tutor of Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division, Ying Wa Primary School and Yaumati Catholic Primary School.

STEPHENIE NG

Clarinet

Clarinetist Stephenie Ng earned a bachelor degree of music with First Class Honours at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2011. A recipient of numerous scholarships, she pursued master’s and doctoral degrees in the United State. Her principal teachers include May Lam, John Schertle, Ayako Oshima and Charles Neidich. 

As a versatile clarinetist, Stephenie performs frequently as a chamber and orchestral musician. She is also interested in rarely-performed repertoire and new music. Her festival appearances include Aspen, Bowdoin and Hot Springs among others.

Stephenie has recently earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music, where she was appointed the coordinator of Woodwind Lab from 2014-16. She joined the faculty of the HKAPA Junior Music Programme in 2017. 

LEE Wai Ching Vivian

Bassoon

Vivian is an orchestral bassoonist and chamber musician based in Hong Kong. She is a freelance player with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta, as well as other local ensembles including Hong Kong Wind Kamerata, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia and Opera Hong Kong etc. Vivian Lee has performed widely overseas and has been invited to be the guest principal bassoon for KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul. She has worked with renowned conductors including Charles Dutoit, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Michael Tilson Thomas, Brian Schem- bri, Trevor Pinnock and François-Xavier Roth.

Vivian graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction, as a recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship Scheme and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. Her teachers include Angel Cheung, Kam Shui, Meyrick Alexander and Daniel Jemison.

May Lam

Clarinet

May Lam attained the Bachelor of Music (Hon) and Professional Diploma from the Hong King Academy for Performing Arts in 1997 and 1998 respectively, major in clarinet and minor in piano. Her teachers include Mr Martin Choy, former principal clarinet of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Mr Michael Campbell, former bass clarinettist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and Mr Andrew Simon, principal clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and international awarded pianist Ms Hui Ling. She appeared as a freelance clarinet player and worked with many music organisations including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong SAR Philharmonic Orchestra. May is currently a clarinet tutor at several local schools, the “Men in Jazz” music program under the Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service-Hong Kong (ELCHK), and working as a part-time clarinet tutor at the Hong Kong Chinese University.

YIP Yuk Chuen

Trumpet

Bill YIP is an active trumpeter in Hong Kong. Bill’s music training began at the age of 11, when he started the trumpet under his secondary school band- St. Bonaventure College & High School. Since then, he has enjoyed performances with the St. Bonaventure College & High School band in Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has participated with the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds (HKSW) over than 30 outdoor and indoor performances. In addition, Bill had lessons with international acclaimed trumpeter Mr. James THOMPSON. Bill finished his Bachelor of Art in Music Studies (Honours) at Hong Kong Baptist University, with first class honour under the guidance of Mr. Ka Hing FUNG.
Bill has been the conductor at The Hong Kong Symphonic Winds, mainly responsible for outreach programme, to promote wind band music.

Kwan Long

Tuba

Long Kwan is one of the youngest and popular professional tuba players in the Greater China region. He is also a versatile and all-round musician. Kwan is currently a freelance tuba player with Macao Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

By receiving the “The Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship” and “Kathleen & Allison Short Scholarship”, Long Kwan completed the Master of Music Studies, majoring in tuba performance, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Previously, he graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music (Performance and Pedagogy). During his time in Sydney, he was receiving teaching from Steve Rossé, the Principal Tuba with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He also studied with Roger Bobo, Øystein Baadsvik, Sergio Carolino, Roland Szentpali, Perry Hoogendijk, Tim Buzbee, Josef Bazsinka and Wing-Tsan Lam.

As a sought-after tuba player in Sydney, Kwan has been the guest principal tuba of Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Sinfornia and the principal tuba of Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Brass Ensemble. In addition, Kwan has played in the original soundtrack recording for the Hollywood movie “The Lego Movie”.

After coming back to his hometown, Hong Kong, Kwan had his China professional debut with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. Being invited by Ballarat Wind Orchestra (Australia) as Guest Principal Tuba, he did a China tour to Beijing, Baoding, Dezhou, Jinan, Xuzhou and Shanghai.

Aside from the rich performing experiences, Kwan also has devoted himself into education. He has been teaching in many primary and secondary schools for over 10 years. He is also a conductor for ensembles, symphonic bands and orchestras. Furthermore, Kwan has appeared as juror in music competitions. In 2014, he founded the first Hong Kong Tuba and Euphonium Festival – Hong Kong TubaMania Academy. This attracts participants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore etc. and it becomes an annual major tuba and euphonium event in Hong Kong. Kwan has been invited to give Masterclass at Shenzhen Arts School. Kwan is the Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Tuba and Euphonium Association and founder of Hong Kong TubaMania Academy.

Cheryl Chan

French Horn

Chan Kar Man Cheryl started her horn training at the age of 10 with Mr. Kwan Shan Ming Benny. She obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in 2017 under the tutelage of Mr. Joe Kirtley at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. And she is now  studying the Master degree of Music in the HKAPA under the guidance of Mr. Lin Jiang, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Horn.

During her studies, Cheryl has recieved full scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund for her Master Degree. And she has received the Jacky Chan Music Scholarship, the Y.S. Liu Foundation Scholarship and the SAR Philharmonic scholarship during her Bachelor degree. In 2016, Cheryl has won the concerto trial at the HKAPA and performed Franz Strauss’s Horn Concerto with the Academy Symphony Orchestra.

Cheryl joined the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2016 and 2017, and performed in various countries such as Hong Kong, Tai Wan, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan, San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Spain, Italy, France and Belgium and etc.

Cheryl has attended masterclasses by international renowned artists such as David Cooper, André Cazalet, Radonvan Vlatković and Frank Lloyd, attaining high praise. She has also participated in the International Horn Symposium and Le Chaux de Fonds Horn Academy.

Cheryl is an active chamber musician and orchestral player. She is the horn player in the Hong Kong wind quintet QUNITessence. She is also a freelance horn player in Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and Shenzhen Symphony.

Ng Chung Pang

Trombone

Born and brought up in Hong Kong, Ng Chung-pang studied at the St. Bonaventure College before entering the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and the Hochshule für Musik und Theater Hannover, Germany, where he obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in trombone performance. He has been studying with Mr. Alfonso Wong, his mentor who introduced him to the world of music; Mr. Jonas Bylund, the eminent trombone professor in Academy of Music in Hochshule; Mr.

Maciek Walicki, Mr. Peter Sullivan and Mr. Jörgen van Rijen.

 

During his training at the HKAPA, Ng was the winner of the HKAPA concerto competition in 2007. He had been keen to participating in various music camps and festivals, including the Canton International Summer Music Academy China. Ng is now an active player in various orchestral, wind band and solo performances. He has been the principal trombone of the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds since his college years. He was a freelance trombone player in numerous professional music groups, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta included.

 

Packed with passion in music, Ng has started to devote himself to teaching and promoting trombone music. With his aspiration, beyond actively participating in musical performance, he now dedicates his time to teach students in Hong Kong after his further education in Germany.

Samuel Huang

Violin

Samuel (Chun Hang) Huang graduated from Kent State University, Hong Kong Baptist University, and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. His mentors are Miami String Quartet, Cathy Meng Robinson, Amy Lee, Ivan Chan, and Ray Tsoi. He is currently an ABD (all but dissertation) at UMKC, under the tutelage of Prof. Benny Kim. Samuel had served as the concertmaster fellow of the UMKC orchestra.

Winner of the Hong Kong Baptist University Concerto competition and UMKC Concerto/Aria competition, Samuel has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Arts School Orchestra, and the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine). Besides solo performances, he served as concertmaster of Kent State University Orchestra, Heartland Chamber Orchestra, Texas Festival Orchestra, and Miami Festival Opera Orchestra. 

Samuel is an avid chamber musician, he had served as the violinist of the NewEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. He has also collaborated with artists such as Ida Kavafian, Yekwon Sunwoo, and members from Miami String Quartet and St. Petersburg String Quartet. As a visiting artist, Samuel has performed and given masterclasses in various universities and festivals, including Western Illinois University, Fort Hays State University, and International Fringe Music Festival. 

An enthusiastic educator, Samuel has attended string pedagogy workshops at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has also studied conducting with John Winzenburg and Charles Latshaw. He is now serving as an instrumental teacher, string quartet coach, and conductor for various schools and associations in Hong Kong. 

Adrian Leung

Violin and Viola, String Ensemble Conductor

Adrian Leung, Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, and ATCL in Recital in Violin. To pursue his passion in music, he studied the violin and viola with Professor Wong Wai Ming from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts afterwards. Leung, who came from a grassroots family himself, had a rough path before finally becoming a violinist. His late mother worked day and night to support Leung’s violin tuition as well as the whole family. It explains why Leung knows better that ‘Music can change lives’. 

As a committed and experienced teacher, Leung has been teaching the violin for almost two full decades. He cooperated with the two co-founders of Music Children Foundation, Ms Monique Pong and Ms Annike Pong many years ago at a primary school in Kowloon Tong. Leung was then invited to join MCF to continue his passion in teaching in 2014, hoping that he would bring a positive impact to children from the grassroots level.

Carole Lee

Violin

Carole Lee is a holder of LTCL diploma in Violin Performance (distinction) fromTrinity College London, and is a graduate of Hong Kong Baptist University, with a Music Degree major in Violin. Started her violin studies at the age of 8, Lee had learnt from Mr. Wong Wai Ming and Mr. Lung Heung Fai. With great passion in performance, Lee was the assistant concertmaster of Hong Kong Polytechnic University Orchestra and the second violin assistant principal of Hong Kong Baptist University String Orchestra. In 2015, Lee and her friends formed the HKCE String Quartet and had their debut concert at St. John’s Cathedral. In 2016, Lee performed with Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra in Beijing Concert Hall, celebrating the orchestra’s 40th anniversary. Lee is now the violin tutor and conductor of string ensemble in various schools.

Desmond LI Tang Yin

Violin, Viola

Desmond graduated from the BA (Hons) in Music Studies degree of the Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in violin, and he also received a Postgraduate Diploma in music education at the Hong Kong University of Education. During his studies at the University, Desmond studied violin and viola performance with Mr. Ray Tsoi, the director of the Hong Kong Music Academy. Desmond has obtained the diploma in viola playing at the Trinity Conservatory of Music in London, England with honors. Desmond has more than 8 years of teaching experience, students used to clearly understand the knowledge of music and theory through his strictly teaching methods, as well as playing the correct posture of the instrument, and strive to lay a solid foundation for students to avoid playing the instruments with a bad posture, and cultivate a good sense of music. Currently, he is a professional violin and viola instructor. He is the instructor of violin and viola instrumental classes at the schools such as International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School, St Paul’s College (Primary Division), Tak Nga Secondary School and the Tai Kok Tsui Catholic Primary School (Hoi Fan Road), also he is a coach of the school orchestra. ​ Desmond has outstanding performance experience. He has performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Center, the Hong Kong City Hall and the Hong Kong University as an assistant principal violist with the Hong Kong Baptist University Orchestra, the Hong Kong Music Academy Pro Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Orchestra. Desmond has also performed with many renowned musicians such as American violinist Joshua Bell, Dr. Gilbert Shek, Mr. Ray Tsoi and Mr. Wilson Ng, and he also followed the Gustav Mahler Orchestra performed in Busan Maru International Music Festival.

Bernard Chan

Cello

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Bernard graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under the tutelage of Letty Poon, and recently finished the Master of Arts degree with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor David Strange.

Bernard is active both in orchestral and chamber music. He is now a guest tutti cellist of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Bernard is also invited regularly by Tai Kwun HKto perform as a soloist in its afternoon concert series. In 2014, he toured with the Asian Youth Orchestra
Bernard is the recipient of multiple scholarships, including the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Award, Breguet Trey Lee Performing Arts Scholarship for two consecutive years, and Sunbeam Chinese Opera Cultural Scholarship (Top 10)

Fung Chi Hang

Clarinet

Clarinetist Eric Fung started his music education at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studying with John Schertle. He pursued his education at Mannes College The New School for Music and The Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima and David Shifrin. During his studies he also worked with renowned clarinetists like Anthony McGill, Stephen Williamson, David Krakauer and Richard Stolzman. Eric has participated in various music festivals around the world including the Tongyeong International Music Festival, the Pablo Casals Festival of Prades, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. As an active performer, Eric has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall and the Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center. Since his return, Eric has played an active role in Hong Kong and China’s music scene, participating in performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and the National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra in Beijing.

Ray Cheung

Cello Tutor

Born in Hong Kong, Cheung Ray Yeung received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He studied cello with Letty Poon and chamber music with Ray Wang and Ivan Chan. After graduation, he continued his studies with Artem Konstantinov. Ray Cheung has won international awards including third Prize at the first Schoenfeld International String Competition (Aficionado Cello Senior Group) in 2013 and the String Quartet Group award at the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition in 2016. Ray Cheung is an active chamber and orchestral musician in Hong Kong. In 2014 Ray joined the Asian Youth Orchestra as the associate principal cellist. He also plays the baroque cello and gamba, and has performed many concerts with the Early Music Society of Hong Kong. He has also given numerous premieres of new works at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Ray Cheung joined  City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2019 with the support of the CCOHK String Internship Scheme funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Artistic Internship Scheme.