Muse from the Sea


Asia Society x Hong Kong String Orchestra Lunchtime Concert Series


Registration 12:30pm
Concert 12:45pm
Close 1:30pm

*Please note the program will be held at our Lippo Amphitheater, a semi-outdoor area, so please do dress up warmly.*

Some said ‘Life is an ocean and love is our boat’. Shall we make music our boat? Hong Kong String Orchestra Luncheon Chamber Music Concert will bring a wonderful afternoon to the audience. Musicians selected a series of works from different territories and proudly present Muse from the Sea. Enjoying their performance, you can wandering in the world with classic quartet pieces. Perhaps, in this hustle and bustle city, we need some good music to inspire us and carry on.

Samuel Au

Samuel Au graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours under the tutelage of Nathaniel Vallois and further studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, under the renowned violinist Maurice Hasson. He accomplished Master’s degree in Violin Performance with Academy’s highest performing award, the DipRAM. In Vienna, he achieved post-graduate diploma in Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien with Anton Sorokow, Concertmaster of Wiener Symphoniker.

Man Wai So

Man Wai So obtained his Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts in Music at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2012 under Ting Fan. After graduation, he received further training from Yingna Zhao, German concert violinist Ulf Hoelscher, first concertmaster of DSO Berlin Wei Lu, former Vice President of HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin Prof. Michael Vogler etc. By then he actively participates in different performances in Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Virtuosi etc. SO is currently a violinist in Hong Kong String Orchestra.

Chan Wai BUn

Chan Wai Bun received his undergraduate musical training at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, studying viola performance with Ricardo Zwietisch. Supported by a scholarship, he then completed the Guildhall Artist Master programme under the tutelage of Matthew Jones in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He is one of the founding members of a local chamber music group The TimeCrafters. 

Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and the Master of Arts degree with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music. 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, the HKAPA Alumni Scholarship, and the Spring Time Stage Production Scholarship.­­

Hong Kong String Orchestra
Founded by Virtuoso Yao Jue BBS, JP., Hong Kong String Orchestra (HKSO) has achieved significant recognition locally and internationally for its “music uniqueness fusing Eastern and Western influences”. HKSO strives to expand musical horizon and promote new music, since its establishment, it has become a string orchestra with the best local strings elites in Hong Kong. Since 2013, the Orchestra has been enjoyed successful artistic collaborations with array of international musicians and groups, including Tan Dun, Sarah Chang, Qin Li-wei, Hayley Westenra, David Ehrlich, Andrés Cárdenes, Jay Liu, Suk Chamber Orchestra etc.


Event Details

Mon 16 Dec 2019
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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Free Admission, online registration required
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