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Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven Triple Concerto

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Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
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Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
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Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C, Op. 56


Prelude and Liebestod from ‘Tristan und Isolde’


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Overture


About the Performer


Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra

Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra is a highly organized orchestra aiming at promoting music among the general public especially the young generation in Hong Kong.  In order to achieve its goal, the Orchestra has performed frequently in the Hong Kong City Hall, regional town halls and civic centres a few hundred times for more than 30 years.  A number of internationally famous conductors and soloists have been invited to perform with it.  By using the idioms of popular music and organizing concert talks, the Orchestra has successfully introduced serious music and Chinese orchestral music to the public, and at the same time, brought about an awareness of the indigenous culture of the people.



Dr. Yip Wai-hong

Music Director

Dr. Yip Wai-hong is an eminent music educator.  He served Hong Kong Baptist University as the Head of Music and Fine Arts Department for almost 30 years.  He founded the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Yip’s Children’s Choir and Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra with the aim to nourish young talents in Hong Kong.

The honours and accolades bestowed upon Dr. Yip include Honorary Citizenships of Fort Worth, Dallas and Tucson; The Golden Key of Avon Lake, Florida; Colonel of the State of Kentucky, the United States; and Hong Kong Art Education of the Year in 1990.  In 2003, he was awarded the Medal of Honour of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  In 2006, he was conferred the Award of Honorary University Fellow of Hong Kong Baptist University.  Dr. Yip was made one of the Fellows of Wells Cathedral School, the United Kingdom in 2008.

In 2011, Dr. Yip was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) for his valuable contribution to children music education, as well as his dedication in promoting the development of choral and orchestral music.



Lio Kuokman

Guest Conductor / Piano

Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as ‘a startling conducting talent,’ Lio Kuokman is equally sought after as a conductor, piano soloist, and chamber musician.  He has worked extensively as conductor in both the symphonic and operatic genres.  He has conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra, Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Lio’s passion for education has lead him to work as Apprentice Conductor of the New York Youth Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the New England Conservatory Youth Symphony, Music Director of the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra, Guest Conductor of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art Orchestra.  As a concert pianist, Lio has performed as soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Romania Bacau Philharmonic, and China National Symphony Orchestra.  He has performed as harpsichordist with members of Les Arts Florissants in New York.  As a dedicated chamber musician, he is a founding member and the President of the Macau Chamber Music Association.  Lio has been the recipient of numerous awards, including First Prize in the First Toyama Piano Competition in Hong Kong, Top Prize in the Sixth Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy, and the Theodore Presser Foundation Award for Young Conductors.

Lio received his Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honour from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art in piano performance with Gabriel Kwok, his Master’s Degree in piano performance from the Juilliard School with Robert McDonald, a Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music with a double major in orchestral conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller and harpsichord studies with Lionel Party and a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory with Hugh Wolff.



Lam CheHo


Praised as ‘a young concert artist with flair and musical integrity’ by The Audiotechnique, 21-year-old violinist Lam CheHo was chosen as first violinist of the Eastman String Quartet, by the Joint Congressional Committee and the Eastman School of Music to perform at the 2013 United States Presidential Inauguration Luncheon in Washington D.C. for President Obama.

A native of Hong Kong, Lam started his performing career at the age of 10.  Since then, he has made appearances as both a soloist and a chamber musician in the United States, Asia and Europe.  He made his New York solo debut at Merkin Concert Hall after winning Top prize at the 2013 New York International Artists Violin Competition.  He has also been highlighted as Concertmaster of the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Yale-China Music Exchange Ensemble, and La Salle Symphony Orchestra.  Lam is a founding member of the Eastman String Quartet and Minestra Quartet under the mentorship of Charles Castleman.  An avid interpreter of contemporary music, he also served as the primary violinist of the new music ensemble Musica Nova under the direction of Brad Lubman.

Lam began studying the violin at age six under the tutelage of Professor Yang Baozhi and the late Professor Lin Yaoji of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.  A current recipient of the Howard Hanson scholarship, he is a full-time undergraduate student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under the tutelage of Professor Charles Castleman.



Letty Poon 


A native of Hong Kong, Letty Poon holds postgraduate degrees in both cello performance and musicology from prestigious institutions, namely the Stony Brook University (New York, The United States) and the University of Hong Kong where she studied with Colin Carr, Dr. Giorgio Biancorosso, and the Emerson String Quartet.  As a sought-after cellist for various solo, chamber, and orchestral performances with groups such as the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Theatre du Pif, Musica Viva, Poon has performed in Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, France, and Austria.  She has participated in the Pacific Music Festival, Carinthian Festival in Austria, Prades Music Festival in France and Zell an der Pram Chamber Music Festival in Austria to name a few.

Poon is currently Artistic Director of the Hong Kong International Cello Association, committee member of Chinese Musicians Association – Cellist Association, faculty member of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and adjunct lecturer of the Hong Kong Baptist University.  Since 2005 when she founded the Hong-Kong-based cello ensemble Cellistra with her teacher Professor Ray Wang, the group has been associated with regular local performances and concert appearances in Italy, Taiwan, Macau and Mainland China.




Tickets available on 24 April onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase.  Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.


Programme Length

Running time of this performance is about 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes.  Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.


Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.


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