2022 Music Office Annual Gala

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2022 Music Office Annual Gala

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2022 Music Office Annual Gala


Young aspiring musicians from the superb band, choirs and orchestras of the Music Office will join hands and showcase their musical growth and talent in this yearly music celebration. Outstanding trainees and performing group members will be awarded for their brilliant performances in the past years and a diverse east-meets-west programme will be presented. Do not miss this annual extravaganza of the Music Office.


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For ages 6 or above


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Prize Presentation Ceremony

Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band
March Sky Blue Dream Manabu Yato
Conductor: Kevin Ling
Water Spirits (For 7 Solo Percussion & Symphonic Band) Nathan Daughtrey
Conductor: Lee Sing-wan
Hong Kong Youth Strings
Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto,
from Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25
(Arranged for String Orchestra)
Johannes Brahms/ arr. Kenny Choy
Conductor: Dr. Joseph Kam

Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra
Rejoice Law Wai-lun
Moonlight on the Spring River Ancient Tune/ arr. Tong Leung-tak
Leading Pipa: Leung Ka-lok *
Conductor: Kwok Kin-ming
Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra and Music Office Youth Choir
Pavane, Op. 50 Gabriel Fauré/ arr. James Leung
Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music Office Youth Choir and Music Office Children’s Choir
For the Beauty of the Earth John Rutter
Conductor: James Leung

* Principal Pipa of Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra
Music Office reserves the right to change programme and artists

Kevin Ling

Kevin Ling is one of the most active saxophonists in Hong Kong’s contemporary scene. He graduated from Trinity College of Music in the UK and the Education University of Hong Kong, where he earned a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Performance and a Master of Arts in Music Education respectively. Meanwhile, he attained the FTCL in Saxophone from Trinity Guildhall, and received the Music Monetary Award from the Trinity College and the Instrument & Equipment Award from the EMI Music Sound Foundation.

Ling spares no effort in promoting saxophone music in Hong Kong. In earlier years, he founded the Hong Kong Saxophone Ensemble with fellow local saxophonists, and frequently participates in many international saxophone events. He also set up the Holiday Sax, a local saxophone ensemble that provides a platform for young players and students to perform in public. Ling regularly works together with local and overseas composers, and premieres their works at various saxophone events around the world. Apart from coaching and performing, Ling also served as an adjudicator, and was invited by the Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E. de Macau to be one of the adjudicators in the Macao Young Musicians Competition.

Ling is currently Music Officer of the Wind Section of the Music Office, serving as a saxophone instructor, and conductor/ manager of the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band and the New Territories Youth Symphonic Band. He is also a freelance player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and an instrumental instructor of the Education University of Hong Kong.
Kevin Ling

Lee Sing-wan

Lee Sing-wan earned a Master degree of Education (Music) and a Master degree of Music in Conducting (Wind Conducting) respectively from the Education University of Hong Kong and the Messiah University of the USA. He joined the Music Office in 2006.

Lee has extensive coaching and performing experience in lower brass instruments and symphonic wind ensembles. Many of his students have received superior ratings at various music competitions. He has also led outbound tours of music groups to Australia, China, Japan, Macao, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA, and gave critically acclaimed performances in major events such as the “Hong Kong Week of Shanghai Expo”, “Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival”, “Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition”, “Asia and Pacific Band Directors’ Association Conference”, and “World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference”, to name a few.

Lee is currently Senior Music Officer of the Wind Section of the Music Office, and conductor of Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band, and instructor of the lower brass instrumental classes in the Music Office.
Lee Sing-wan

Dr. Joseph Kam

Dr. Joseph Kam, a violist, violinist and orchestral conductor, graduated from the University of Michigan, where he obtained his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He received several awards and scholarships from the University, including Graduate Merit Award, Humanities Award, Rackham Block Fellowship and School of Music Tuition Grant. During his tenure in the University, he was appointed as the Graduate Student Instructor for teaching viola performance. He was also appointed as a viola faculty in the Interlochen Music Festival (Michigan, USA).

As an active conductor, Dr. Kam launched his conducting career since his debut with Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in 2005. He has been the conductor of Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (HKYSO) since 2007, and under his baton, HKYSO collaborated with world renowned pianist Lang Lang at a UNICEF fundraising concert in 2010. He led the HKYSO to perform in Shanghai Expo in the same year, and conducted a joint concert of HKYSO and Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2015 International Music Festival EURASIA in Yekaterinburg, Russia with high acclaims. He conducted the Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinu in Czech Republic in summers from 2013 to 2015. In 2017, he made his debut in the Adelphi University Auditorium in Long Island, New York State, and conducted the Adelphi Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, Dr. Kam led the Hong Kong Youth Strings to participate in the 8th International Youth Music Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia with a huge success. He was awarded a special prize for winning the Best Orchestral Conductor.

Dr. Kam is currently Senior Music Officer of the String Section of the Music Office, and a violin and viola faculty of the Music Department in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Joseph Kam

Kwok Kin-ming

Kwok Kin-ming obtained the Master of Music degree with distinction from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese orchestras conducting, under the tutelage of Yan Huichang. He also attended master classes in conducting by Xia Feiyun, Chen Tscheng-Hsiung, Tsung Yeh, Zhang Guoyong, Hsu Chinghsin Apo, Henry Shek, Yip Wing-sie and many others. Kwok was the second runner-up and awarded Outstanding Young Conductor in the Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music in 2011.

As a conductor, Kwok has collaborated with many renowned orchestras, including Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Jilin Chinese Orchestra, Macao Chinese Orchestra, Feiyun Chinese Orchestra and the Chinese Orchestra of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Kwok led the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra for the premiere music tour to Taiwan and participated in the Contemporary Chinese Orchestra Festival in 2011. In 2016, he led the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra to tour in Shanghai and Shenyang, where the orchestra jointly performed with the Chinese Orchestra of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In 2018, under Kwok’s baton, the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra presented a joint concert titled TOGETHER with Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra in the Lion City.

Kwok is currently Senior Music Officer of the Chinese Music Section of the Music Office and conductor of the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra and Music Office Children’s Chinese Orchestra.
Kwok Kin-ming

James Leung

James Leung entered the Hong Kong Conservatory of Music (former The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts) in 1981 with the scholarship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, major in Bassoon. He continued his studies with Martin Gatt, former Principal Bassoonist of the London Symphony Orchestra and obtained his Licentiate Performer’s Diploma from the Trinity College of Music, London in 1984. In 1991, he obtained his Bachelor Degree with honours from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Part-time Degree Programme, major in Music.

In 1988, Leung was the semi-finalist of the Hong Kong Young Instrumentalist Competition presented by the Radio Television Hong Kong. He won the championship in the Ensemble Category of Young Musician Awards presented by the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong in 1989.

Leung had been an instrumental instructor and band conductor of the Music Office and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He was a freelance player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Bassoonist of the Macau Sinfonietta, Chairman of the Hong Kong Wind Ensemble Society and Founder and Principal Bassoonist of Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

In 1994, Leung was the Bandmaster of the Cape Collinson Marching Band of Correctional Services Department. In 1995, he was appointed as the Assistant Director of Music of the Hong Kong Police Band and was promoted as the Deputy Director of Music in 1997 and as the Director in 2010. In 2010, Leung led the Band to participate in the 10th Zurich Police Music Festival and perform in the Hong Kong Week of Shanghai Expo. In 2012, he led the Hong Kong Police Band to participate in the 48th “Musikchau der Nationen” (Music Show of Nations) at Bremen, Germany and the Hong Kong International Military Tattoo in celebrating the 15th Anniversary (2012) and 20th Anniversary (2017) of the Establishment of HKSAR with critical acclaims.

Leung was formerly Chief Music Officer of the Music Office and was awarded the Hong Kong Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2018.
James Leung