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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 US. 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 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 US, 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.

 
May Ho

May Ho received her early musical training in piano and double bass in Hong Kong and was most inspired by her harmony and composition teacher, Mr. Kiang Tsi Liang. Later, she furthered her music studies in Britain at King’s College London, where she obtained her Bachelor (Honours) and Master degrees in Music, specializing in Theory & Analysis and Composition. Ho was also active in the field of music composition and orchestral management. She has participated in composers’ symposiums and voluntary work for some major British orchestras.

After returning to Hong Kong, Ho joined the Music Office as Assistant Music Officer of the Musicianship Section, where she was mainly responsible for musicianship, theory & aural training. She also served as piano accompanist in many choir concerts and trainees’ concerts. Ho has a special enthusiasm for music composition and is a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Limited (CASH). Her choral works Sing to Lord a New Song, Chimes at Night, Song of a Dream and Dawn Drives Away Darkness were premiered under her own baton in the Music Office annual choir concerts. Her composition, Enchanted City, scored for symphonic band was also performed in 2007 at the International Youth & Music Festival and Competition in Vienna.

Ho is currently the Music Officer of the Musicianship Section and the conductor of Music Office Children's Choir.
 
Yau Man-ching

Yau Man-ching 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 Mr. Cui Shi-guang, and received her vocal training from Ms. 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. Yau joined the Music Office as Assistant Music Officer (Musicianship) in 2008.

 
Chan Wan-hong

Chan Wan-hong graduated from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he majored in piano performance under the tutelage of Mr. Raymond Young. He then furthered his studies at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson and was awarded Master of Piano Performance with distinction. As an active performer, Chan has performed as soloist with the Psalm Wind Orchestra in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and collaborated with sopranos Louise Kwong Lai-ling and Carolina Verardo as accompanist on many occasions. Chan joined the Music Office in 2013 and is currently manager and accompanist of the Music Office Youth Choir.