Joyce is a jazz pianist, performer, arranger and composer based in Hong Kong. She is a co-artistic director at Music Lab, an emerging festival organiser for different genres in Hong Kong.
Both of her albums, Set Loose (2020) and Jazzical Collection (2022), were released under Ginger Muse, a recording label under Music Lab that presents local instrumentalists on the global stage.
Joyce’s latest performances include Joyce Cheung & the Latin Experience, one of the main acts at Freespace Jazz Festival 2022, where Joyce and her 11-piece band showcased latin arrangements of popular tunes. In the same month, her jazz trio also performed at the Tone Musical Festival 2022 at Asia World Expo.
Earlier in the summer, Joyce was the featured pianist at Mirror.We.Are Live Concert 2022 and she also played at Terence Lam Summer Blues Concert, both held at the Hong Kong Coliseum.
Joyce spent her formative years at the Berklee College of Music, having graduated with first honours in Film Scoring as well as Contemporary Writing and Production in 2014 and obtained her Master’s degree in Contemporary Performance in 2017.
Joyce is a frequent collaborator with Hong Kong musicians, including Janice Vidal, Yoyo Sham, Kiri T, Moon Tang, Chan Fai Young, Joey Yung, On Chan, etc.
Joyce maintains an active presence in Hong Kong’s jazz and pop music scene, and has had the pleasure of sharing her music with live audiences across the world, including in China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Boston, Spain, Germany, Belgium and France.
An active soloist and chamber musician, Hong Kong born Steinway Artist Cindy Ho performs internationally. Highlights in recent years include the grand opening concert of a fourteen concert series, Viennese Legacy at Wiener Konzerthaus, concerts at Carnegie Hall as part of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
In 2016, she was awarded the Associate of Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for her contribution in music. She also received the Paul Creston Award 2017 in New York.
As the music director of Vantage Music, Cindy organised and performed in recital series since 2015. They are “A splendid Wintry Carpet”, “Viennese Legacy” , “Inspirational Liaisons” and “Opus Medtner” respectively in Hong Kong and overseas. Programmes spanned a wide range of chamber music works which included Medtner’s complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Further engagement includes a Czech series on solo and chamber music by Dvorak and Janacek; and a solo piano series on works by Chopin and Ravel.
A graduate of Royal Academy of Music and King’s College London, Cindy is currently the Chairperson of the Royal Academy of Music HK Alumni Association. She founded Young Musicians Series, a concert series providing young and outstanding soloists and chamber ensembles more performing opportunities. She also founded Vantage Music and magazine Vantage in promoting classical music in Hong Kong and the surrounding regions, especially for the new generation of Asia-based international artists.
Cindy’s teachers include Choi Sown Le, Ruth Nye, Aaron Shorr and Alfred Lee.
It took Ashley 林愷鈴 three auditions to score a place in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir — for a reason perhaps — she was not particularly gifted. With (a lot) luck and sheer stubbornness, she managed to persevere through her many failures and decided to pursue a career in music.
Having completed an unrelated degree in Architecture at the university of hk, Ashley has yet to receive a formal education in music. Despite her lack of training, her music has appeared in commercials for brands such as Chanel, fendi, tods, Ralph Lauren... etc. She also starred in films including the high acclaimed, upcoming Cannes festival feature film “Septet.
Hong Kong born pianist Jacqueline Leung is a laureate of the Antena 2 prize, awarded by the national classical music radio station in Portugal which culminated in a live solo recital broadcast on national radio. Described as a player who possesses ‘musicality, intelligence and technical finesse’, she has performed in festivals and concerts all over the world and worked with many distinguished musicians such as Robert Aitken, Trey Lee, Iestyn Davies and Jasmine Choi.
Jacqueline is in demand as a performer and teacher and is frequently engaged to serve as a jury member at competitions, such as the Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition, International Liszt Ferenc Competition, WPTA Portugal International Piano Competition, 2nd Thailand International Mozart Competition, Japan Piara International Piano Competition (Hong Kong), China Artists Association Competition and Hong Kong Open Piano Competition. As a lecturer, she represented Hong Kong at the World Piano Conference and has given masterclasses and lectures in many cities in Asia and also Central and South America.
Jacqueline studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Chuifun Poon and Prof. Eleanor Wong. She subsequently attended Wells Cathedral School, one of the four specialist music schools in England as a specialist piano student under the tutelage of Ms Hilary Coates. Upon graduation, she trained as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London, obtaining the LRAM piano teaching diploma and BMus degree under the guidance of Prof. Patsy Toh. She completed her Master’s degree with Dr. Tamas Ungar, one of the best known pedagogues in the USA at Texas Christian University. Jacqueline served as the chairperson of the Royal Academy of Music HK Alumni Association for many years and in 2013, she was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), in recognition of her significant contribution in the musical field. She released her debut solo album ‘In Sunshine or in Shadow’ with the Vienna based Hello Stage label in 2017 and her second solo album, ‘That’s the Berries, New York Nights’ in 2020. As a passionate chamber musician, she is a founding member of the Phoenix Piano Quartet. Apart from music, Jacqueline holds a Master of Arts degree from the Department of Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong.
Jacqueline taught piano and chamber music at BNU-HKBU United International College in Zhuhai, China as Senior Lecturer of Music from 2017-2020 and she is currently a music diploma examiner for Trinity College London. She will be releasing her third solo album, ‘Snow’ on the Karma Classics label very soon.
Zach is currently a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with Mr. Robert McDonald under a full scholarship from the Institute.
Zach was awarded First Prize and the Special Excellence Prize in the prestigious 19th International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA (Japan, 2018), and First Prize in the 81st Steinway and Sons International Youth Piano Competition (China, 2017), which resulted in a return engagement to perform a recital at the Beijing Steinway Hall. He was also a winner of the 2017 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. He has given many successful performances, including the 30th Macau International Music Festival, 4th Shenzhen Piano Music Festival, and was also featured on David Kiser's “On the Keys” on South Carolina Public Radio, and several other radio programmes, including Radio Television Hong Kong, and Teledifusão de Macau. His other awards include: Felix Mendelssohn Award in the ICoM Piano Award 2016 International Competition Hamburg Composers (Germany), First Prize in HKGNA Music Competition (Hong Kong), First Prizes in Gold Medal Award and Tom Lee Music Scholarship Award of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, and several First Prizes in the Macao Young Musicians Competition. To recognize his outstanding performances, he was awarded the “Most Talented Prize” by the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau for several times.
Zach made his orchestral debut with the Macao Orchestra at the age of 9, and continued to collaborate with other orchestras, including Hilton Head Symphony, Macao Youth Symphony (Macau, Paris, Marseille), Trondheim Soloists (Norway), Shanghai Conservatory of Music Youth Orchestra and St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Orchestra (Hong Kong). Apart from orchestral appearances, Zach is also a fervent chamber musician. He has appeared in numerous performances with the St. Paul's Co-educational College Piano Quintet. Receiving awards and recognition, they went on to organize a charity concert for the Music Children Foundation, “Quintessentially Chamber”, in September 2016.
Last summer, Zach attended the KUHMO Chamber Music Festival (Finland) and held a solo recital at the Horowitz Concert Hall of Beijing Steinway House. He performed with the Trondheim Soloists in Musicus International Music Festival (Hong Kong 2018) and in Norway (2019).
Besides playing piano, Zach is also frequently involved in composition, conducting, and music production. He was a Year 5 Composition & Electronic Music student at the HKAPA, studying with Ms. Karyee Li. His compositions have won First and Second Prizes in the Open Class of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2015 and 2014. In 2016, Zach was appointed Assistant Conductor of the St. Paul’s Co-educational College Senior Mixed Voice Choir, and led the school choir and orchestra in several performances.
He began his piano studies at the age of four with Ms. Lilik Sutiono. A Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music and Fellowship Diploma holder of the London Trinity College, he has been studying at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Professor Gabriel Kwok for eight years under a scholarship from the Academy.
A native of Hong Kong, pianist Mr.Andy Leung has been studying the piano since he was four. He made enormous improvements after intensive training under Professor You Dachun from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and won the second prize for Beethoven's piano sonata in the HKSMF competition and was the champion of the advanced group in the Hong Kong Youth Piano Competition. He was invited to make broadcast recordings on Radio Television HK and invited to perform in Hong Kong philharmonic orchestra events.
Andy graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he trained intensively under Professor Gabriel Kwok and Professor Li Mingqiang. Further postgraduate studies at the London College of Music, he read music and trained under Professor Robert Langston and Professor Michael Ryan for the Master's degree in piano performance. Andy has achieved the Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music, Fellow of the London College of Music and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
After graduation, Andy worked intensively as a piano teacher, collaborative pianist and choir conductor. He has performed in many masterclasses, concert venues and schools. His students have achieved many major prizes in competitions and scholarships. Andy was invited to perform as an accompanist at the Heifetz International music institute, USA in 2021. He has been a music judge in various competitions in Hong Kong.
Lorrie Leung, a 9-year-old oboist, is currently studying with Mr Kwan Sheung Fung at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She was born in a musical family and started to learn the piano with her father at the age of four. At the age of 7, she found interest in oboe. After two years of training, she achieved a number of honours in various competitions; First prize in the HKSMF oboe Junior, First prize in the international Global music contest woodwind primary section , Champion in HK music talent and awards etc. Lorrie was elected as an oboist of the symphony orchestra and senior band in Alliance primary school, Kowloon Tong
British-Vietnamese pianist Tra Nguyen's performances have been praised as "coruscating" (The Independent), "sophisticated" (Rheinpfalz- Zeitung) and "surpassing keyboard artistry and passion" (American Record Guide).
Nguyen made her debut appearance with the Hanoi Conservatory Orchestra performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488. She has since appeared at venues worldwide, including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Hong Kong City Hall and Ho Chi Minh City Opera House. Her imaginative and acclaimed programming balances core repertoire with lesser-known works, with her recent concert repertoire exploring Schubert’s complete piano sonatas, Liszt’s Grandes études, S.137 and a large number of piano concertos.
Her discography, which has received airplay on major classical music radio networks around the world, also includes many world premiere recordings of neglected pieces. Her series of recordings of Raff’s piano music, released on Grand Piano, has garnered wide critical acclaim, and was named ‘Album of the Week’ by The Independent. Nguyen has also given live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Hong Kong Radio Four and Vietnam National Television. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with baritone Benjamin Appl and clarinetist. She is currently working with British-French-Israeli composer Nimrod Borenstein to release his world-premiere recording of 12 Piano Etudes on Grand Piano label.
Nguyen studied with Lev Naumov at the Moscow Conservatory and Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music, where she received the highest award for her final recital. She was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2013.
Hailed by the press as a pianist with ‘imagination and romance in his poetry’, ‘exquisite tone, interpretative insights and deep communicative powers’, Raymond Young won the First-prize Medal (Two Piano section) and the Silver Medal (Piano Duet section) at The International Piano Competition in Rome, Italy; and was honoured at the Braunschweig Classix Festival in Germany with the ‘Förderpreis’.
The first Bösendorfer artist from Hong Kong, his numerous circuit concerts and performances spread throughout Austria, England, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout China over the years have won him great acclaim from critics and audiences for his refined musicianship and artistry.
Apart from his busy schedule as a performer, he is also highly in demand as a piano pedagogue. He has been appointed as a Professor at ‘Wiener MusikSeminar’, Guest Professor of The Hainan University and Sichuan University of Culture and Arts, and on the piano faculty of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recognized as one of the most respected educators, many of his students have furthered their musical studies at leading music schools in Europe, United States and Australia, and have won awards in numerous competitions.
As the first pianist from Hong Kong to be awarded the highest scholarship by the Austrian Government, Mr. Young graduated with Double Master of Arts degrees in performance and vocal accompaniment, and a Diploma in piano pedagogy from the prestigious University for Music and Performing Arts (MDW) in Vienna, his true home of the heart where he lived for over a decade. On account of his achievements and numerous recommendations, he was also granted the Austrian citizenship. He has benefited from such masters as Joseph Banowetz (a student of Clara Schumann’s disciple); Paul Badura-Skoda (an authority of the Classical Viennese style); Walter Fleischmann (a fifth generation student of Beethoven and third generation student of Franz Liszt); David Lutz and Norman Shetler.
Being a sought-after adjudicator, he has been invited to serve as the Chairman of Trial Jury in China for the Hong Kong – International Piano Open Competition, and Head Juror for The Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition, and has been on the judge panel at many major competitions in the region, including the Singapore International Piano Competition, Korea-China International Piano Festival and Competition, The Steinway and Sons International Youth Piano Competition amongst others. Mr. Young is also appointed as an examiner for the Yamaha Music Foundation, Artistic Consultant of The Hong Kong International Musician Association, Honorary Advisor of Global International Musicians Association.
Hong Kong-native Andrew Ling is a concert violist and violinist, conductor, and music educator. Currently the Principal Violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (“HK Phil”), which he has served for the past 12 seasons. Andrew has garnered acclaim for his orchestral playing and solo recitals worldwide. His appearances as concert soloist have included the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and the China Film Orchestra.
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, Jun Märkl, and Leonard Slatkin. Ling was the finalist of the Besançon International Conducting Competition 2017. Andrew has also collaborated with opera and ballet companies such as Hong Kong Ballet.
Andrew’s journey with music began at six, where he studied violin with the late Professor Lin Yaoji at the Central Conservatory of music, Beijing. He went on to pursue Violin Performance at Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, Mauricio Fuks, Alan de Veritch and the late Ik-hwan Bae, and was a protégé of Cho-Liang Lin at Rice University.His studies at Rice University was cut short in order to take up his current position in HKPhil.
A successful musician and a much sought-after art educator, upon his return to Hong Kong, Andrew remains active in the classical music scene. He is often seen playing solo, chamber and conducting. After returning to Hong Kong, Andrew continued his career as a concert musician and conductor. He has played with many renowned musicians including Yu-Ja Wang, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Ning Feng, Andreas Ottensamer, 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 The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Chinese University, and has also served as director of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme.
Andrew is an amateur photographer and his favourite setup is Leica MP with Summilux 50mm lens.
Andrew plays on a violin and viola made by Gaetano Sgarabotto.
Steinway Artist & Steinway Spirio Recording Artist Carol Yu is acclaimed by the Times UK for her ‘excellent, positive work at the piano’, and concertised internationally in London (Southbank Centre and Barbican Centre), Austria, Germany, Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, China and SE Asia, and has been featured in such prominent events as London Park Lane Group Series, London Messiaen Festival, International Chopin Festival in Austria and International Piano Festival in Kuala Lumpur.
Carol has performed for the House of Lords in London and the Chopin Society in Vienna, and was appointed Artistic Director and Principal Pianist of Hong Kong SAR 10th Anniversary celebration concert in Shanghai. She has performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, and for Christie’s “Christie’s Lates” London-New York-Hong Kong Event at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. She has collaborated with renowned conductors Li Xin-cao and Yip Wing-sie, distinguished instrumentalists Jing Wang, Jue Yao, Richard Bamping, and with City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Malaysia National Symphony Orchestra. Her solo album released by URM Audio (UK), and DVD series by Brio Music received critical acclaim internationally.
Carol is lauded as “5th Generation Chopin Lineage” and “5th Generation Liszt Lineage”, having inherited an impressive tradition from her renowned piano teachers Viktor Merzhanov, Irina Zaritskaya, Andrzej Esterhazy and Hamish Milne. She studied chamber music with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lynn Harrell and the Amadeus Quartet. Carol has garnered awards in Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition. She obtained the Bachelor and Master degrees with First Class Honours from Royal Academy of Music London, and Master of Arts from Musikhochschule Trossingen Germany.
Carol is Founder and Artistic Director of PREMIA International Young Artists Music Festival, Chairperson of Hong Kong Jockey Club Music & Dance Fund Awardees Association since 2018. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Carol was appointed Honorary Artist-in-Residence of The Education University of Hong Kong, and was invited to be Juror in major competitions in the region including Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition. Carol is Piano Faculty member of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Education University of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong pianist Colleen Lee achieved international recognition after winning 6th Prize at the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. She has performed extensively around the world in solo recitals, and with orchestras including the Warsaw, the China, the Israel and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras. She was the Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta in the 2010/11 Season. Lee has appeared in major festivals including the Duszniki Festival in Poland, Musicus Fest in Espoo, Finland and Shanghai New Music Week. She made her debut with London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle in September 2019.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, she frequently appears in chamber music festivals including the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, the Musicusfest and collaborates with renowned soloists and chamber groups. She is a member of the RTHK Chamber Soloists.
Lee studied under Professor Eleanor Wong at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover. Her discography includes an all Chopin album recorded on the Pleyel Piano released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, and a complete Scarlatti Sonatas album by Naxos. She was also featured on the Hong Kong Sinfonietta DECCA album This is Classical Music 3.
She is currently the Honorary Artist-in-Residence of the Education University of Hong Kong and a member of the piano faculty at HKAPA and at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Locally-born pianist Wai Yin Wong is a Young Steinway Artist and a recipient of international competition awards. Among many of the awards she received since she was young, she was the youngest First Prize Winner of the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in Australia, Second Prize Winner of the 17th Hilton Head International Piano Competition in the USA, the youngest Gold Medal winner in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz with five special prizes.
Wong appeared in solo performances with orchestras, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Macao Orchestra, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra of Australia, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and Yale Philharmonia of the USA, etc.
She has given concerts at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Salle Cortot of Paris, Steinway Hall of New York, Poly Theatres of China, the Opening of the Newport International Festival in the USA, the 39th and the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festivals, the Hong Kong City Hall Virtuosi Series, 2020 Recital Series of Premiere Performance Hong Kong. She also held solo concerts in Brisbane, Canberra, Washington D.C., Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Shanghai, etc. She is also a passionate chamber music performer- she is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Yale Club of Hong Kong.
In 2019, Wai Yin released her debut CD: Liszt’s Transcriptions from Operas by Auber and Verdi, under the Naxos label.
Wong entered the junior music program of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the age of five. After that, she completed her Bachelor of Music degree with First-class honors at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Master of Music Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She completed the highly selective Artist Diploma program at the Yale School of Music. Her teachers include Gabriel Kwok, Boris Slutsky, Boris Berman, Hui Ling, and Wei Yi Yang.
Wong was also the recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, the Lady Fung Scholarship, and the Asian Cultural Council Scholarship. She was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Hong Kong Government to recognize her outstanding achievements in promoting international arts and culture activities.
"HKDuo" was formed by Hui Ling and Julie Kuok in 2000. The contrasting personalities give exciting chemistry and colorful merge of tones with their genuine interpretation ranging from classical music, jazz, to their own compositions and transcriptions.
The HKDuo had been the Artists-in-Residence of the RTHK Radio 4 and gave concerts locally and overseas. They had collaborated with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra. They had appeared in the Waterford Arts Festival in Ireland, the Grand Asian Piano Concerts held in Korea and Malaysia, the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, the 2nd Yichang, China Yangtze River Piano Music Festival and Shenzhen International Piano Festival, and had concert tours in Guangzhou, Beijing, Xiamen, Changzhi, Weifang and Chongqing.
As music educators, they have given masterclasses and piano ensemble coaching in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan and Ireland, sharing their skills and experience with the younger generations. They have become the Artistic Advisors of the newly established Hong Kong Piano Duo Association.
Currently Second Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Wang Liang was born in Shenyang, China.
Wang twice won First Prize in the violin competition at his city during school time. In 2004 he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Central Conservatory of Music under renowned Professor Lin Yaoji. In summer 2007 he joined a music academy directed by Maestro Seiji Ozawa, who highly praised Wang’s performance, leading to tour performances across Japan as concertmaster. In 2008 Wang was invited to attend the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
An active soloist, Wang has made a number of concerto appearances including performances with the HK Phil, Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, Central Conservatory Of Music Orchestra, Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Summer Music Festival. In 2021 May, he played the solo in The Red Violin at the Le French May arts festival movie in-concert. In October, he was invited by The Chopin Society of Hong Kong — Joy Of Music Festival 2021 to perform Saint-Saëns violin concerto and La Muse et le Poète at City Hall. This summer, Wang was invited to be the guest soloist and concertmaster of the Young Musicians European Orchestra in Italy.
Recently he finished his own online recording project of the 24 Caprices by N. Paganini.
Wang Liang plays a 1788 Joseph Gagliano violin, donated by The Ladies Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society.