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Asia Society x Hong Kong String Orchestra Friday Chamber Concert Series
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is in collaboration with Hong Kong String Orchestra to organize a chamber music concert series, featuring our young local artists on a weekly basis. Audiences could experience the musical fruits of their full dedication through a programming, ranging from Romantic period to the modern. It will be an intimate, up-close setting for a 45-minute music journey. Welcome all to bring lunchtime sandwich, expresso and come with friends and colleagues to enjoy a fine music interlude for a Happy Friday.
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.
Willy Tan graduated at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, major in violin and under the tuition of Ms.Chao Beedarn. After received his bachelor and master degree in CUHK, Willy earned his bachelor degree in violin performance with Robert Szreder and Kyoko Yonemoto at Conservatorium Maastricht in Netherlands with scholarship. He also received his master degree in violin performance at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven under the tutelage of Elisa Kawaguti.
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 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.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty