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  Conductors
 
Dr. Angelina Au

Dr. Angelina Au received her early musical training in Hong Kong, and was later awarded an Institute of International Education Scholarship to further her studies in the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hollins College, a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Cincinnati. Among her teachers are the internationally celebrated concert pianist Ivan Davis and the late piano pedagogue Santos Ojeda.

In addition to appearances as piano soloist and accompanist in vocal and instrumental recitals in both Hong Kong and the United States, Dr. Au is also an accomplished singer with extensive experience in solo and choral singing. She has also participated in opera productions, with solo roles in Hansel and Gretel, Lucia di Lammermoor and Il Trovatore.

Dr. Au is presently Senior Music Officer of the Musicianship & Training Support Section of the Music Office, where her responsibilities include overseeing the organization of choral and musicianship training programmes, and the co-ordination and provision of support for the Instrumental Music Training Scheme.
 
Ng Ka-ming

Ng Ka-ming graduated from Hong Kong Conservatory of Music in 1983 where he studied violin performance and pedagogy with Lin Kek-han and Carl Pini. He studied conducting with Professor Huang Xiao-tong at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and in London with the famous conductor, Klaus Tennstedt, in advanced conducting courses. Ng has performed many times in Israel, Cyprus, England, France, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. He has worked with many orchestras, including the Halle Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, and etc.

Ng is currently Acting Senior Music Officer of the String Music Section of the Music Office and conductor of the Music Office Instructors’ String Orchestra and the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has led the youth orchestras of the Music Office on music tours to Singapore, Malaysia, Beijing, Shanghai, and many other cities. In 2006, Ng led the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra to Guangdong Province and Macao for music exchange, and won critical acclaim for their performances. In 2010, Ng led the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra for an ambassador visit to Shanghai with participation in exchange programme with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Symphony Orchestra, and gave performance in the opening of the “Hong Kong Week” of the World Expo held in Shanghai. In July 2012, he led the Hong Kong Youth Strings to Austria and Czech for music exchange and performances in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna. The group earned a place in the category of “Outstanding Success” in the competition held in the Golden Hall of Vienna.
 
Lee Sing-wan

Lee Sing-wan graduated from the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and earned a Master degree of Business Administration and a Master degree of Education (Music) respectively. Meanwhile, he obtained a performer’s diploma in euphonium from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Lee had received coaching from renowned euphonium soloists such as Dr. Brian Bowman, Shoichiro Hokazono, Adam Frey and Steven Mead.

Lee has extensive experience in teaching lower brass instruments and symphonic bands. He was a band conductor and lower brass tutor of many local primary and secondary schools. His students had won many prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. In 2010, Lee also led the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra for an ambassador visit to Shanghai with participation in the exchange programme with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Symphony Orchestra and performance for the Hong Kong Week of Shanghai Expo.

Lee is currently Music Officer of the Wind Music Section of the Music Office and serves as an instructor of lower brass instruments, conductor of the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band, Kowloon Youth Symphonic Band and Hong Kong Children's Symphonic Band.
 
Pak Wing-heng

Pak Wing-heng joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1976 as a full-time trombone player and was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship to further his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in the following year and to learn from Denis Wick, Eric Crees and Peter Gane. In 1981, Pak joined the Music Office and completed a bachelor’s degree programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during the course of his work. He has assumed the position of Music Officer of the Wind Music Section of the Music Office since 1996 and is currently Acting Senior Music Officer of the Wind Music Section of the Music Office.

Pak has led members of the music groups of the Music Office to participate in numerous local and overseas large-scale performances, including the performances in the presence of Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Hong Kong in 1986, the guest performance in the All Japan Band Clinic in 1989, participation in the Asia and Pacific Band Directors Association (APBDA) Band Festival in Taiwan in 1992, the Korea Jeju Summer Band Festival in 1995, the Music Office Spectacular in 2000, the Jeju Summer Band Festival in 2001, the First APBDA Band Festival in Guangzhou in 2002, the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra “Guangdong and Macao Tour” in 2006 and the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band “Kagoshima Tour” in 2008. In 2010, Pak led the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra for an ambassador visit to Shanghai with participation in the exchange programme with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Symphony Orchestra and performance for the Hong Kong Week of Shanghai Expo. Apart from being an instructor, performer and conductor, Pak frequently serves as a guest speaker at band clinics, adjudicator at music festivals, and guest conductor at performances in Hong Kong and abroad.
 
Tsui Ying-fai

Tsui Ying-fai obtained his bachelor with first-class honor and master (Ethnomusicology – Chinese Music) degrees in the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1987 and 1990 respectively and has studied ethnomusicology in the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Tsui has been active in the field of Chinese music as a conductor as well as a performer. He was the principal dizi player of the Macao Chinese Orchestra, the principal flautist of the Hong Kong Pan Asian Symphony Orchestra and the University Orchestra of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the conductor of many local school symphonic bands and orchestras. Tsui led the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra to perform in Beijing, Xi’an in 2000 and Jiangsu in 2007, the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Plucked String Orchestra to participate in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland, UK in 2005 and the Contemporary Chinese Orchestra Festival in Taiwan in 2011. In 2002, 2004 and 2010, he was invited to serve on the adjudicating panel of the National Chinese Orchestral Contest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As a music teacher and researcher, Tsui has worked as a tutor and research staff of the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a part-time lecturer of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the editor of The 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He published articles on Chinese instrumental music in publications by the former Hong Kong Provisional Urban Council and the Education and Manpower Bureau, and in music academic journals in the US and the well-known Garland Encyclopedia of World Music.

Tsui is now Senior Music Officer of the Chinese Music Section of the Music Office and conductor of Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, Music Office Instructors’ Chinese Orchestra and Music Office Junior Chinese Orchestra.
 
Dr. Joseph Kam

Dr. Joseph Kam, a violist, violinist and orchestral conductor, graduated from the University of Michigan, where he obtained his master and doctoral degrees in musical arts. Being a talented young musician, he received several awards and scholarships from the University of Michigan, including Graduate Merit Award, Humanities Award, etc. During his tenure at the University of Michigan, he was appointed the Graduate Student Instructor for teaching viola performance. He was further appointed as designated instructor under the Viola faculty of Interlochen Music Festival in which he performed in the faculty recitals and conducted masterclasses.

As a soloist, Kam was invited to give a recital in the China Viola Festival 2007 jointly hosted by the China Viola Society and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and got great success. He is also an outstanding orchestral leader and musician. He was the viola principal of Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, USA. He also participated in various renowned music festivals in North America and Europe and performed with various world famous artists. Kam is also an active recording artist, his recent chamber music recording was released under Naxos Rights International Limited in 2006. As an active orchestral conductor, Kam was a member of Conductors Guild, USA and a conductor of Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. He is currently Music Officer of the String Music Section of the Music Office where he also serves as conductor of the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Junior Chamber Ensemble.
  Piano Accompanists
 
Mable Siew

Mable Siew is a graduate of the Hong Kong Conservatory of Music and holder of the LRSM and FTCL in piano performance. In addition to teaching music theory, aural and musicianship classes at the Music Office, she has also had extensive experience in accompanying Music Office trainees in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations, Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals, concerts and masterclasses, and collaborated with many guest musicians in chamber music performances. She is currently manager and accompanist of the Music Office Youth Choir.

 
Josie Yau

Josie Yau graduated from the Music Department of Hong Kong Baptist University, where she majored in composition under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Coleman, studied piano with renowned composer and pianist Cui Shi-guang, and received her vocal training from Jeffie Leung. Apart from her proficiency in classical music - Yau has appeared regularly in concerts and recitals as soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician, Yau has also participated in the HKBU Jazz Band, with which she had recorded a jazz album. She was also a major member of a local a cappella group - Nova, and is currently a member of the Hong Kong Bach Choir. Yau joined the Music Office as Assistant Music Officer of the Musicianship Section in 2008.