Artists in collaboration

Ponte provides a platform for local musicians to showcase their talent, and collaborate with different young artists from all over the world. Every year, we invite artists of various disciplines to work, compose and perform with us, in order to introduce our local artists to the community.
Miki Shinohara

Ballet

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Miki Shinohara

Ballet
2019 Rite of Spring Concert

Born in Tokushima, Japan Ms. Shinohara began dancing at the age of four. Starting as a student at the Tokushima Ballet School (Japan), she went on to continue her studies at the Goh Ballet Academy (Canada) where she graduated in 2003. In 2004 Ms. Shinohara joined Colorado Ballet (USA) and has also work with NBA Ballet (Japan) as well as New National Ballet Theater (Japan). She is currently dancing at Lee Won Kook Ballet Company (South Korea) where her repertoire includes all major classical ballet such as Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Don Quixote (Kitri). (Updated till 2019)

Michael Wagley

Ballet

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Michael Wagley

Ballet
2019 Rite of Spring Concert

Born in the United States, Michael began dancing at the age of ten. He attended Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School (USA) and San Francisco Ballet School (USA), as well as spending a year in Houston Ballet's student company HBII (USA). Mr. Wagley began his professional career in 2007 with Ballet San Jose before joining the Royal Ballet of Flanders (Belgium) in 2009. In 2012 he joined Staatsballett Berlin (Germany) under director Vladimir Malakhov and later went on to spend a season dancing with Universal Ballet Company (South Korea). Mr. Wagley now performs with Lee Won Kook Ballet (South Korea) and is also a ballet teacher. (Updated till 2019)

Ada Pong

Soprano

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Ada Pong

Soprano
2019 Musical in Concert

Ada Pong is a soprano opera singer who graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 2014. She has studied under three internationally renowned singers including Neil Roesenshein, Ashley Putnam and Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. During college, she performed La Doriclea by Cavalli and held two solo recitals featuring works by Barber, Donaudy, Handel, Strauss, Schubert, Massenet and Delibes.

Besides passing Grade 8 singing and piano ABRSM exam at an early age, she was also an active member of the school choir while she was studying at Diocesan Girls’ Junior School and Docesan Girls’ School. In addition, she was also a member of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir where she was chosen to perform a wide variety of repertoire (from European secular and scared works to Chinese and African folk works) in music tours in the United Kingdom, Vienna Austria and Hungary. She continued her studies at Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School in Pennsylvania at sixteen, where she also joined the Madrigal concert tours in Hungary and Germany.

Ada was awarded the first-runner up of Miss Hong Kong 2015 where she performed Les filles de Cadix in the semi-finals and You Raise me Up with Ms. Becky Lee in the final. Ada is actively supporting many Hong Kong-based charities and she had her first debut with the HK Phil Fundraising Concert singing O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini. (Updated till 2019)

Blanka Čakš

Soprano Solo

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Blanka Čakš

Soprano Solo
2019 Ode to Freedom Concert

Blanka Čakš is now one of the most prominent Slovenian singer, pianist, performer and conductor in middle Europe.

Through her career she worked with professional teams such as the Chamber choir of the Slovenian Philharmonic, the international Utopia and Reality chamber choir and the vocal ensemble Ingenium. As a soloist she sang with several choirs and vocal ensembles with her repertoire reaching from Händel, Mendelssohn, Mozart and also modern domestic and foreign composers.

Apart from her regular performances in Slovenia, Čakš recently performed in Belgrade, St. Petersburg, Toblach, Bergen and touring around other middle and northern European cities.

Young Čakš started her musical path at the age of 10 and continued her professional career ever since. Starting as a pianist and organist, she began her studies in the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana. During her studies she became more and more involved with choral and solo singing. She studied under the legendary professor Davor Mikulić while being active in several professional performances in Slovenia and internationally.

She currently works as a musical pedagogy in Ljubljana, Slovenia while cooperating with the Slovenian Philharmonic and numerous international vocal ensembles regularly. (Updated till 2019)

Frøydis Fegran Kopperud

Alto Solo

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Frøydis Fegran Kopperud

Alto Solo
2019 Ode to Freedom Concert

Mezzosoprano from Trondheim, Norway, comes from the prominent Norwegian Academy of Music under Randi Lundemo. Prior to this invitation, she has been selected to the music performance programme of Ingesund School of Music in Arvika, Sweden with Carl Unander-Scharing and Trondheim Katedralskole.

During her 10 year long career as a singer, Frøydis has participated in several CD releases, TV-productions, national events and tours in both USA, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. She was handed the solo in Requiem by Andrew Smith on their latest CD, released in December 2018. Since 2017 she has been actively working with the prominent Prof. Ragnar Rasmussen and Ursa Lah, working with the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. Since then, she has been performing all around the world, such as the International Choral Festival in Preveza, Ljubljana, Trondheim, St. Petersburg and Moscow.

In recent years, Frøydis has done many soloist- and ensemble projects, mainly with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra under regular opera’s production. She has been taking up the solo parts from a broad range of repertoire such as alto solo in Verdi’s Otello, Missa St. Aloysii by J. M. Haydn and B. Brittens A Ceremony of Carols. She has also been singing early music, as a soloist as well as in ensembles. In 2018, she lead the performance by Orkester Nord with Händel’s Messiah. Music critics Arvika Nyheter wrote that she “lived up to the high expectations of the whole opera, where her interpretation and sound gave an empathic vision substance - while at the same time she deservedly maintained an outward attitude.” (Updated till 2019)

Raymond Fu

Tenor

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Raymond Fu

Tenor
2019 Musical in Concert

Raymond Fu displayed his talent in singing while he was a student at St.Paul’s College. He won several awards in Music Festivals in vocal solo and ensemble singing. He studied voice with Mr. Cheng Hon Shing for over ten years. His singing engagements included: McCartney’s “Liverpool Oratorio”; Handel’s “Messiah”; Stainer’s “The Crucifixion”; H. Purcell’s “Ode on St.Cecilia’s Day”; R. Vaughan Williams’“Serenade to Music”; and as Silango in C.W. Gluck’s “Le Cinesi” presented by the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Raymond Fu's most notable ‘musical’ performances and recordings are “Snow Wolf Lake” and “Prince of Egypt”. After retirement from St Paul’s College and St John’s Cathedral Choir, Raymond continues his mission of ‘charity through music’ in various projects. He is currently assessor to The Art’s Development Council of Hong Kong and council member of the World Choir Games, the largest international choral festival. (Updated till 2019)

Stian Økland

Tenor Solo

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Stian Økland

Tenor Solo
2019 Ode to Freedom Concert

Norwegian lyric tenor Solo Stian started his music career as a jazz/rock guitarist but fell in love with opera at the young age. He was a part of Bergen National Operas in many productions since 2011. Since then, he took up one of the principal roles of in Bergen national Operas production. His performance in the role of Don José in Berlin Opera academy’s production of “Carmen” has earned him a great reputation in the Northern Europe. Since then, he has been taking up most of the Tenor roles in Opera production in Bergen National Opera House. Apart from his busy engagement with the Opera House, Stian has also been actively performing with the professional vocal ensemble of Trondheim since 2017.

Stian obtained his bachelor degree from the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway. He got accepted to Wales international academy of Voice under the tutelage of Dennis O’neill and Nuccia Focile. Besides his career and training as a classical singer, Stian started in 2010 the internationally acclaimed Prog rock band Seven Impale. With three critically acclaimed albums they have played concerts all over Europe with Stian’s music. (Updated till 2019)

Freddie Tsang

Tenor

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Freddie Tsang

Tenor
2019 Musical in Concert

Tenor Freddie Tsang is currently studying voice at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of tenor David Quah. He also sang Masterclasses by Francisco Araiza and Mario Diaz. He has performed in several operas including Die Zauberflöte, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Dream of the Red Chamber, Turandot and Carmen. (Updated till 2019)

Miha Bole

Bass Solo

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Miha Bole

Bass Solo
2019 Ode to Freedom Concert

Bass-baritone Miha Bole started his singing career started in local perfomrances in his home town Postojna. Later on he was a member of recognized Slovene choirs: Chamber Choir Ave, Mixed Choir of the Conservatory in Ljubljana and Academic Choir of the University of Primorska, where he was also the assistant of the conductor. He started his career as a solo singer during his education at the Conservatory in Ljubljana with prof. Janko Volčanšek, as well as Professor Giorgio Surian in Croatia.

He is the winner of Slovenian National Solo Singing Competition (Opera). Apart from his active performances in Slovenia under several opera house, his international appearances cover from Norway, Croatia to Russia and Asia. (Updated till 2019)

Jarita Wan

Musical Actress

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Jarita Wan

Musical Actress
2019 Musical in Concert

Graduated from the Music Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and receiving her Master degree for Creative Writing at The University of Hong Kong, Jarita starred in her musical debut in ActorsFamily's The Passage Beyond in 2009 and had received wide recognition. She toured around Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou for this production for 8 years, including the Musical in Concert with The Hong Kong Sinfonietta and its Decca Records soundtrack recording, where SCMP described her voice as “beguiling”.

She portrayed the leads in Hong Kong and Macau musicals including West Kowloon Cultural District X Hong Kong Repertory Theatre musical The Great Pretender; Actors Family's A Tale of The Southern Sky, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Lesson I Learnt in Bangkok, Beyond Paradise, Woman In Kenzo; Macau Cultural Centre's Sing High Musical; Brotherhood Theatre’s Off-Broadway classic The Fantasticks; The Only Stage's The Happy Prince, Dogs; iStage's Off-Key Buddies, Murder Code D; TheatreNoir's Animal Farm and HK3AMI's Ephémère. This year she has staged her own musical The Nightingale, which she was the music director, playwright, composer, lyricist and lead performer.

Apart from the stage, Jarita participated in the Guangzhou television series The Best Is Yet To Come (Season 4) as the supporting actress. She sang the Cantonese theme for movie Monster Hunt and she voiced for the leads in animations including Sherlock Gnomes 2, SING, The Ice Age series, Cinderella, The LEGO Movie series, Smurf 2, Mirror Mirror and The Lorax. Besides, Jarita also sang for commercial themes including Darlie, Merci and Trolli .

Jarita co-founded Theatre Hikari, advocating performing arts education for schools and charity organizations. She is currently a freelance artist, for contact please email theatrehikari@gmail.com.(Updated till 2019)

Rick Lam

Musical Actor

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Rick Lam

Musical Actor
2019 Musical in Concert

Rick Lau graduated from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia) in Music Theatre. His main professional theatre credits in Australia: Miss Saigon (“Engineer” (u/s)), Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hair the musical.

In Hong Kong: Yat Po Singers’ Our Immortal Cantata, Save the Next Song for Me and Pica Pica Choose, HK Repertory’s The Great Pretender, HK Sinfonietta’s The Passage Beyond in Concert, The Amazing Filmphony and Movies Musicals & More, Actors Family’s The Good Person of Szechwan, Chung Ying Theatre’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and The Underpants, HK City Chamber Orchestra’s Bug Symphony, HK Arts Festival’s June Lovers, 3AMI’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe and The Pajama Game, and HK Ballet’s Cinderella, Swan Lake, Carnival of the Animals and Sleeping Beauty. Rick’s cabaret shows: Tri Ka Tsai, Rick Lau’s Lonely Hearts Club Hour, My Queer Valentine, When Rick Met Marsha…, The 3 Singing Bitches, My Generation, Men In Love, SunRice, I know where I'm going...I think, and How Now Rick Lau (commissioned by and premiered at the Sydney Opera House). (Updated till 2019)

Jordan Cheng Kwan Chi

Musical Actor

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Jordan Cheng Kwan Chi

Musical Actor
2019 Musical in Concert

Please refer to the Chinese Version

Pichead Amornsomboon

Musical Actor

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Pichead Amornsomboon

Musical Actor
2019 Musical in Concert

Please refer to the Chinese Version.

Jenus Ho

Musical Actress

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Jenus Ho

Musical Actress
2019 Musical in Concert

Jenus graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she received her BFA(Hons), major in Acting. In her years of acting study, she was awarded the Outstanding Actress Award and Jackie Chan’s Scholarship. Before going to drama school, Jenus had studied as an exchange student in United States, where she gained her first stage experience and was inspired to be a stage actress.

After graduation Jenus has been working with various theatre companies and performed in numerous productions including cabarets Listen, R.A.W. , WAR, Actor’s Family’s musicals The Passage Beyond, 3AMI’s The Pajama Game (as Gladys Hotchkiss) Once on this Island (as Andrea Deveraux) , Chung Ying Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors (as Ronnette) Les Misérables (as Éponine). With Art’s Options, she presented her first self-written solo Merry-go-Around?

Besides acting, Jenus also participates in productions as playwright and director. She wrote her first full-length musical When Snow Falls…which also played a leading part. Her latest write-directed projects including Save Your Words?!, Dream Hunt, Buy Bye Land (presented by Chung Ying Theatre Company-Muse Up! Youth Musical) and MUSIC Stand by Me (presented by Music Children Foundation.

Jenus is currently a freelance actress, playwright, director, guest lecturer at HKU SPACE and facilitating theatre-basis workshops for various institutions and companies. (Updated till 2019)

Janwick Lam

Director

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Janwick Lam

Director
2019 Musical in Concert

Graduated from the Drama School (Acting) of The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Janwick has devoted to numerous posts including Actor (performing over 2000 shows for schools), DJ for RTHK Radio 2, Acting Coach for Hong Kong Ocean Park for 10 years, MC for events, Director for dramas, comedies and musicals, Producer, and Drama teacher for numerous secondary and primary schools.

Janwick has been the Resident Actor for Chung Ying Theatre, during his stay he has directed and performed in a number of main stage shows. He also co-founded The Chivalry Creative Theatre, where his performance in the comedy “Knock Her Down” made him the nominee for “Outstanding Actor”in 2 nd Hong Kong Libre Theatre Award. He is currently the Artistic Director for Theatre Hikari, for contact please email theatrehikari@gmail.com (Updated till 2019)

Charles Kwong

Composer

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Charles Kwong

Composer
2019 Ode to Freedom Concert

Born and raised in Hong Kong, composer Charles Kwong's creative output ranges from orchestral and choral music to works written for all types of chambers ensembles and solo performers. Distinguished musicians that performed Kwong’s music include Ensemble intercontemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Offspring, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Eastman BroadBand, Kreutzer String Quartet, Mario Caroli and Tosiya Suzuki, among others. In recent years, his music has been internationally featured in festivals such as Takefu International Music Festival (Japan 2018), Ticino Musica (Switzerland 2018), Rondò a Bobbio (Italy 2018), IRCAM ManiFeste (France 2017), Festival International de Piano La Roque d'Anthéron (France 2017), Gezeitenkonzerte in Ostfriesland (Germany 2017), Marvão International Music Festival (Portugal 2017), Ciclo de Música Contemporánea de Oviedo (Spain 2017), Hong Kong Arts Festival (2017), soundSCAPE Festival (Italy 2016), New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong 2016), among other presentations. In 2016, his work Lachrymae was selected by Matthias Pintscher and Ensemble intercontemporain as part of the programme for the ensemble's Hong Kong début.

In composing Kwong is also active in creating works beyond paradigms of concert hall music, extending his explorations in music as experiential situations. This has brought Kwong to the creations of site specific compositions, sound installations and collaborations with artists from other disciplines such as visual art, dance, literature and theatre. Kwong is the curator and composer of Our Audible City (2018-2019) - a project-in-progress in collaboration with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, soundpocket and Frank Tang, and supported by the Arts: Transforming Hong Kong Grant of The Robert H.M. Ho Family Foundation. For the project Kwong is creating a series of site-specific compositions tailored for non-concert-hall spaces in Hong Kong, titled Atlas.

Kwong studied music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2004-2007) and King’s College London (2007-2008), with multiple scholarships from the respective institutes and the Composers and Authors Society Hong Kong. In 2013, he earned his doctorate in compositions from The University of York under the supervision of Thomas Simaku as an R C Lee Scholar with full sponsorship from the Drs Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation. He also received important benefits for his artistic development from the tutelages of Toshio Hosokawa, Francesco Filidei, Mauro Lanza and Oscar Bianchi, among other composers, via international academies and masterclasses.

Currently living in Hong Kong, Kwong has also been actively involved in promoting contemporary music in the scene. He was the Research Coordinator of Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in 2014-2015, and he now works with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for the orchestra’s research and programming in contemporary music. Kwong currently teaches at the Music Department of the University of Hong Kong as part-time lecturer. (Updated till 2019)

Tse Nga Yi

Singer

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Tse Nga Yi

Singer
2018 Canton Pop and Jazz Choral concert

2019 Musical in Concert

After graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tse mainly works in recording vocal in commercials and movies, and performing pop music. Tse also participated in some TV singing contest in Taiwan and Mainland. (Updated till 2019)

Wong Kin Wai

Composer

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Wong Kin Wai

Composer
2018 Canton Pop and Jazz Choral concert

Kin-Wai currently returned to school and finished his Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games in Berkerly College of Music in 2019. Long before that, he has been a composer in Hong Kong since 2004, after his graduation from City University of Hong Kong. He was firstly a composer for jingles, commercial video and game in the music industry of Hong Kong. Later in 2008, he was offered a pose in Opus One Music, by the owner Peter Kam, who was the winner of the 56th Berlin Silver Bear Award for best film music. There, Kin-Wai was involved in over 10 movies, which some of them were award winning or nominating movies like Cold War, Shaolin, Reign of Assassins, Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame etc., as composer and orchestrator. In 2013, Kin-Wai found his own company, Fun Track Music Limited. He was getting more and more involvement in the movie industry of Hong Kong, and he finished 5 movies from 2013-2016. His coming movies included “Find Your Voice”, “Meow”.

Filmography:

As Composer: Shaolin Vs Evil Dead (2004) Osaka Wrestling Restaurant (2004) The Days of Noah (2005) The Haunted School (2007) Single Blog (2007) Fate (2008) Team of Miracle: We Will Rock You (2009) Speed Angels (2011) Out of Inferno (2013) Fall in Love (2013) Little Big Master (2015) Blind Spot (2015) Delusion (2016) Call of Heroes (2016) Meow (2017) Find Your Voice (2017) As Additional Music Composer: Reign of Assassins (2010) Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010) Shaolin (2011) The Viral Factor (2011) Cold War (2012). (Updated till 2018)

Alvin Chan

Violin Solo

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Alvin Chan

Violin Solo
2017 Romance concert

Louise Kwong

Soprano Solo

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Louise Kwong

Soprano Solo
2016 Mysterium misericordiæ concert

Louise Kwong is the prize winners of numerous singing competitions, namely the 2nd prize, Audience prize and the Best Soprano prize in the 18th International Singing Competition Ferruccio Tagliavini in Austria, 1st prize in the Singing Competition Salice d’oro 2015 in Italy; 1st prize in the Singing Competition Città di Iseo 2015 in Italy; 2nd prize in the 7th International Singing Competition Bell’arte in Belgium.

Louise graduated from the Dutch National Opera Academy, the Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the Royal College of Music, London. Her operatic roles include Cio-cio-san in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Liù in Puccini’s Turandot, Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Anna in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte

Locally, Louise’s achievement was recognized by the Hong Kong SAR Government by being awarded with the Young Artist Award in Music (2014) and in the Commendatory Scheme of the Secretary of Home Affairs (2015). She has been invited to perform in several music festivals, including the roles of Xiao Hong in opera Heart of Corals, Tong-bi Kang in opera Datong in the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Fiordiligi in opera Cosi fan Tutte in the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.

Louise future engagements in 2017 include Brahms Requiem with the Choir of King’s College in July, Mahler Symphony No.2 with the Ponte Singers & Orchestra in July, Mahler Symphony No.8 with the Vienna Boys’ Choir in August, Cio-cio-san in Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly with the Opera Hong Kong in August, Dumas’ The Lady of the Camellias with Hong Kong Ballet in November and Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with Musica Viva in December. (Updated till 2016)

Melody Tang

Mezzo-soprano Solo

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Melody Tang

Mezzo-soprano Solo
2016 Mysterium misericordiæ concert

Melody Tang is the choral director and conduc¬tor of the Good Hope School Choir.

Founded in 1959, the Good Hope School Choir is one of the finest and longest-estab¬lished choirs in Hong Kong. Choral training at Good Hope School does not only aim at pur¬suing vocal delicacy, but also at unleashing its members’ full music potential and cultivating confident young ladies for future society.

For more than 30 years, the choir has achieved outstanding results in various local music festivals, once winning the Most Out¬standing Choir Award. The choir’s performanc¬es are not confined to the campus, nor even to Hong Kong: they have toured in Canada, Vien¬na, Norway, Beijing, Hungary, and Australia, and was the first school choir in Hong Kong to be invited to perform at the National Theatre in Bei¬jing and the Gold Awardee of the 5th and 6th World Choir Games. They have performed for the Open Day of the Government House, the Zonta International 17th District 17 Conference, the ‘Opening of the Legal Year’ Mass, the Can¬ada Day grand finale concert, and the Quebec City Anniversary Mass, winning acclaim wher¬ever they go. The choir, together with St. Paul’s College Choir, was recently named champion in the intermediate mixed voice events in the 68th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. (Updated till 2016)

Nadia Wong

Soprano Solo

Miki Shinohara
Nadia Wong

Soprano Solo
2016 Mysterium misericordiæ concert



Nadia Wong is currently studying opera perfor¬mance under the tutelage of renowned soprano Margaret Yim at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During her studies, Nadia has performed as Frasquita in Carmen and Pamina in The Magic Flute.

Nadia is an active singer who frequently par¬ticipates in local opera productions. Her past performances include The Tales of Hoffman, The Flying Dutchman, Faust, Cosi fan tutte, Tosca, Ro-meo and Juliet, Madama Butterfly, and Otello in cooperation with Opera Hong Kong; Rigoletto and Turandot with Musica Viva; and The Cunning Little Vixen, The Marriage of Figaro, Die Fleder¬maus, and Semele with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Nadia has worked with several local choirs in the performance of various choral pieces, including Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from his Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony. (Updated till 2016)

Karis Ho

Mezzo-soprano Solo

Miki Shinohara
Karis Ho

Mezzo-soprano Solo
2016 Mysterium misericordiæ concert



Karis Ho graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a major in Music. She began study¬ing piano with Ms Tsui Lap-lee at the age of four and obtained her performance diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music(DipABRSM) in piano in 2012. Under the guid¬ance of renowned mezzo-soprano Dr Melody Sze, she acquired her performance diploma from Trinity College London (LTCL) in singing.

In April 2016, Karis made her début as an alto soloist in collaboration with the SingFest Academy. In the same year, she joined hands with Yat Po Singers, a renowned a cappella group, in their performance ‘Requiem HK’. Karis will continue to pursue further studies in vocal music at the University of Birmingham in the coming September.

Apart from her work as a soloist, Karis is also a member of the SingFest Choral Academy and Hong Kong Melody Makers. (Updated till 2016)

Elena Chiu

Composer

Miki Shinohara
Elena Chiu

Composer
2016 Mysterium misericordiæ concert



Award-winning pianist-composer Elena Chiu is a highly versatile and vibrant musician. Her adventurous composition pursuits are honed by performing a diverse repertoire at various international platforms. Elena is currently composer-in-residence of Dixie State University at Utah, USA for the 2016 Cello Festival. In recent years, Elena has performed at main concert venues in England, including notable music festivals such as the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Festival. Elena graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London and is currently pursuing her doctorate studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, under the supervision of Professor Victor Chan. Elena received funding awards for all her study programmes, including The Composers and Authors Society Hong Kong Scholarship, King’s College London Hong Kong Foundation Scholarship and the RAM Second-Study Scholarship. Recently, Elena’s piano quartet Enigma received the 2016 David Gwilt Composition Prize. Her Piano Suite won the Christian Carpenter Recital Prize (among post-graduate recitals at RAM) in 2013; her Tango won the Italy (Treviso) International Contemporary Music Competition in 2012, she also received the RAM Foundation Award in the same year. Elena is the winner of the University of London Concerto Competition in 2009. Her sacred choral works are published by the Alpha & Omega Company (HK). (Updated till 2016)

Rachel Lee

Percussion Solo

Miki Shinohara
Rachel Lee

Percussion Solo
2016 Mysterium misericordiæ concert



Rachel Lee is an undergraduate student currently studying in her fourth year in the Royal Academy of Music under the Royal Academy of Music Entrance Scholarship. She is a specialist in timpani and percussion and is part of a piano and percussion duo Insolito, who was recently awarded the Jacob Barnes Prize Scholarship and invited to perform in the Academy’s Piano Festival in 2015 and 2016. In addition to chamber music, Rachel was recently awarded third prizes in both Gold and Silver (category F) marimba competitions in the 2016 Percussion/Marimba Competition and Festival in Filadelfia, Italy. Her current teachers include Mr. Sam Walton and Mr. William Lockhart. She has also attended lessons by famous percussionists, including Mr. Colin Currie, Mr. Eric Sammut and Mr. Marinus Komst.

Rachel started learning the piano at the age of four and percussion at the age of six, and has been a percussionist for the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia since 2009, working with Mr. Victor Tam, Mr. Jerry Junkin, Miss Carmen Koon and other renowned conductors in a wide range of repertoire. In 2010, Rachel was invited to play in a marimba concerto performance with the Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia and the Hong Kong Youth SinFonia in Tsuen Wan Town Hall.

During 2015, Rachel was invited to perform alongside Academy graduate and renowned soloist Beibei Wang in the Lord Mayor’s Show in November. She was also invited to play in a performance of Piers Hellawell’s Sound Carvings from Rano Raraku in the Royal Academy of Music “Mainly New” concert series. (Updated till 2016)

Vonald Chow

Percussion Solo

Miki Shinohara
Vonald Chow

Percussion Solo
2016 Mysterium misericordiæ concert



Chow Yin Ting obtained his Master of Music in Performance and graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He finished Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music with first class honours and first in class in Hong Kong Baptist University. He obtained LTCL in Percussion Recital in 2010.

Vonald studied under David Corkhill (Principal Percussion of London Philharmonia Orchestra) and Tony Bedewi (Co-Principal Timpani of London Symphony Orchestra) on timpani; Sam Walton (Co-Principal Percussion of London Symphony Orchestra) and Dr. Lung Heung-wing on percussion. In 2015, he participated and performed with Britten-Pears Orchestra in Aldeburgh, United Kingdom and performed solo in International Katarzyna Myćka Marimba Academy in Hannover, Germany. Vonald performed with London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Simon Rattle in Barbican Hall in July 2015. Apart from solo and orchestral music, Vonald is also an experienced ensemble player, he performed ‘The Invisible Proverb’ with Russell Hartenberger (member of Nexus) in a quintet and choreographers in London Contemporary Dance School. He was a founding member of Quarter, a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists and HKBU Percussion Ensemble. He was awarded the Dr. Daniel Tse Music Scholarship in 2013. (Updated till 2016)

Alison Lau

Soprano Solo

Alison Lau
Alison Lau

Soprano Solo
2015 Voyage Concert



Alison Lau graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2013 under the tutelage of Madam Ella Kiang. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in the studio of Miss Lisa Saffer at the New England Conservatory of Music, with the generous support of the Opera Hong Kong K. Wah International Vocal Scholarship, Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia Vocal Scholarship, the Andy Anselmo Scholarship in Voice and the NEC Merit Award and Scholarship.

In 2014, Alison co-founded Camerata Antiqua, an ensemble of young local musicians devoted to exploring and performing Baroque music. She was also selected to attend the Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute in Toronto, and won the Outstanding Performance Award at the MIMF Vocal Competition in New York.

While a student at the HKAPA, Alison has made her solo debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, was selected as ‘RTHK ‘Young Music Makers 2012’ and was a winner of the HKAPA Concerto Competition. Her studies at the HKAPA were sponsored by the Hong Kong Children's Choir Vocal Scholarship and the Michael Rippon Memorial Vocal Scholarship.

As an opera singer, Alison has won critical acclaim for her performance as “a beautiful Helena with great promise dramatically and vocally” in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other opera roles include Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Musetta in La Boheme, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Amore in L’incoronazione di Poppea, the Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas, as well as excerpts of Der Rosenkavalier as Sophie, and Gilda in Rigoletto.

Alison is also an active recitalist and concert singer, recent performances include Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Vivaldi’s In Furore Iustissimae Irae, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Kleine Orgelmesse, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Missa Brevis in F, Mendelssohn’s Hear my prayer, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Brahms’ German Requiem. Upcoming concert appearances Haydn's Nelson Mass at ATCECM in Toronto, and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy at St Paul's Co-educational College's centenary concert. (Updated till 2015)

Alexander Chen

Baritone Solo

Alexander Chen
Alexander Chen

Baritone Solo
2015 Voyage Concert



Born in Hong Kong, Baritone Chun Yiu Alexander Chen has performed with Opera Hong Kong, Opera society Hong Kong, City Opera Hong Kong, Pop Up Productions, New York lyric Opera, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Manhattan School of Music. His roles have included Schunard in La Bohème, Figaro and Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Moralès in Carmen, John Styx in Orphée aux enfers, Maestro Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi and Gontran in La Vie Parisienne. Pursuing a strong interest in song cycles, Mr. Chen also performed “Dichterliebe”by Schumann, “Songs of Travel”by Vaughan Williams and“Don Quichotte à Dulcinée”by Ravel.

Chun Yiu Alexander Chen is a graduate from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Manhattan School of Music in New York, as a recipient of FAMA Scholarship, Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir scholarship, Manhattan School of Music scholarship, BSI Limited Hong Kong Branch Scholarship and Robert N. H. Ho Family Foundation Scholarship, studied under soprano Nancy Yuen, Katusha Tsui-Fraser and baritone Maitland Peters. (Updated till 2015)

Karen Sung

Piano Solo

Karen Sung
Karen Sung

Piano Solo
2014 Star-crossed Orchestral Concert



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Joseph Ho

Arranger / Singer

Joseph Ho
Joseph Ho

Arranger / Singer
2014 Star-crossed Choral Concert



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Vicky Shum

Arranger / Piano Accompanist / Oboe Solo

Vicky Shum
Vicky Shum

Arranger / Piano Accompanist / Oboe Solo
2014 Star-crossed Choral Concert



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Marcus Ho

Bass Guitar

Marcus Ho
Marcus Ho

Bass Guitar
2014 Star-crossed Choral Concert



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Jason Liu

Cello Solo / Choirister

Jason Liu
Jason Liu

Cello Solo / Choirister
2014 Star-crossed Choral Concert



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Pak-Cheung Tso

Drumemer

Pak-Cheung Tso
Pak-Cheung Tso

Drumemer
2014 Star-crossed Choral Concert



"Drummer is not an occupation, but a lifestyle to choose."

Man-Man

Singer

Man-Man
Man-Man

Singer
2014 Star-crossed Choral Concert



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Candice Chung

Soprano Solo

Candice Chung
Candice Chung

Soprano Solo
2013 Der Zyklus Concert



Candice began her proper vocal training at the age of 17 with renowned Soprano, Margaret Yim. In pursuit of her passion in music, she was an enthusiastic member of the Diocesan Girls' School Choir and an active participant of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and Yip's Hong Kong Youth Singing Festival. The prizes she received include the Ella Kiang Trophy which was awarded to her in 2007 following her success in the Musical Theatre category. At the Manhattan School of Music, New York, she studied with Mark Oswald, a Metropolitan Opera Baritone and a leading voice teacher at the Metropolitan Opera. For her last year at MSM, she studied with renowned American Soprano, Ashley Putnam. Her musical skills were further diversified as she performed in Opera Scenes productions, playing roles such as Susanna from "Marriage of Figaro" and Norina from "Don Pasquale". In her senior year, she was part of the cast of the U.S. premiere of Paisiello's "Nina, o sia La pazza per amore". Candice graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, majoring in Classical Voice. She will be returning to the States this year for her Master of Music degree at Eastman School of Music. (Updated till 2013)

Stephen Ng

Tenor Solo

Stephen Ng
Stephen Ng

Tenor Solo
2013 Der Zyklus Concert



Heralded for his "powerfully expressive voice" (Washington Post, May 2009), and "glorious in this feat of vocal gymnastics and interpretation" (The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, 2012), Stephen Ng is known as an opera, oratorio, recital, and new music performer. On the operatic stage, he was featured as tenor soloist with Amsterdam's De Nederlandse Opera, in the staged version of Stravinsky's Threni, directed by renowned Peter Sellars.

As a soloist, Stephen has performed all the major works of J.S. Bach, Handel's Messiah, as well as major oratorios. His portrayal of Evangelist in Bach's Passions has received much acclaim, and he has performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Carmel Bach Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Stephen's other engagements also include performing with Festival Internacional Cervantino (Guanajuato, Mexico), Theatre of Voices, Schönberg Ensemble (Amsterdam), Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, Orchestra Iowa, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, working with conductors such as James Levine, Nicolas McGegan, Paul Hillier, Reinbert de Leeuw, J. Reilly Lewis, Simon Carrington, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. With great interest in contemporary music, he has performed twice at the Lucerne Festival Academy, under the direction of Pierre Boulez, including a return appearance in 2009 where he performed Sinfonia by Luciano Berio. (Updated till 2013)

Caleb Woo

Baritone Solo

Caleb Woo
Caleb Woo

Baritone Solo
2013 Der Zyklus Concert



Caleb is now serving as a Music Director in Tuen Mun Alliance Church, and serve as a Conductor and Voice teacher in MusiCall Ministries, Chinese YMCA and Qin Music Company. Hegraduated with a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. He also obtained the MA degree in Christian Studies from CUHK, BA (Hons.) in Music (Singing Performance and Pedagogy) and BSsc in China Studies from HKBU. Caleb was a finalist in the Kneisel Lieder Competition in 2011 and 2012, a finalist in the Eastman Friends of Opera Competition 2012, and a district winner (New York) in the NATS Competition. Woo obtained his ATCL diploma and LRSM diploma in 2005 and 2009 respectively. His voice teachers have included Professor Robert McIver, Jimmy Chan Foon-sheung and Sanson Lau Wing-sang. (Updated till 2013)

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Meg Chan

Violin

Meg Chan
Meg Chan

Violin
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert
2011 Sing Wah Chinese Choral Concert



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Ashley To

Violin

Ashley To
Ashley To

Violin
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert



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Bryan Li

Viola

Bryan Li
Bryan Li

Viola
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert
2011 Sing Wah Chinese Choral Concert



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Ivy Chan

Cello

Ivy Chan
Ivy Chan

Cello
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert



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Ah Chiu

Arranger / Piano Accompanist

Ah Chiu
Ah Chiu

Arranger / Piano Accompanist
2018 Canton Pop and Jazz Choral concert
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert
2011 Sing Wah Chinese Choral Concert
2010 Inspirato Choral Concert



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Jojo Pang

Arranger / Singer

Jojo Pang
Jojo Pang

Arranger / Singer
2018 Canton Pop and Jazz Choral concert
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert



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Stephanie Tsoi

Er-hu Solo

Stephanie Tsoi
Stephanie Tsoi

Er-hu Solo
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert



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Orange

Accapella Group

Orange
Orange

Accapella Group
2012 Primitivo Choral Concert



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Chong Ling

Cello Solo

Chong Ling
Chong Ling

Cello Solo
2011 Sing Wah Chinese Choral Concert



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Chan Tin-chi

Gu-Zheng Solo

Rebecca Li
Chan Tin-chi

Gu-Zheng Solo
2011 Sing Wah Chinese Choral Concert



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Kwan Sheung Fung

English Horn Solo

Kwan Sheung Fung
Kwan Sheung Fung

English Horn Solo
2011 Sing Wah Chinese Choral Concert
2010 Inspirato Choral Concert



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Rebecca Li

Cello Solo

Rebecca Li
Rebecca Li

Cello Solo



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