2023 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concerts

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2023 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concerts

The Hong Kong Youth Music Camp is one of the signature events organised by the Music Office in summer. Around 400 young musicians and choristers are offered precious opportunities to receive inspiring music training from notable music maestros worldwide.

Conductors of the Chinese Orchestra, Junior Chinese Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Children’s Choir, Junior String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra in the music camp are Simon Kong Su-leong (Malaysia), Dr. Bradley Genevro (US), and local artists Dr. Wong Wai- ying Paulina, Chor Kai-hei and Andrew Ling. The camp will be concluded by two splendid concerts and the renowned zheng soloist Ma Hang will also perform with the Chinese Orchestra in Concert II.

In celebration of the Music Office 45th+ anniversary, the concerts will showcase the stunning accomplishment of the music camp and offer sumptuous feasts of Chinese and western classics.

Concert I
6/8 (Sun) 7:30pm
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Performing Groups
Children’s Choir, Junior String Orchestra, Junior Chinese Orchestra, and Symphonic Band

Dr. Wong Wai-ying, Paulina; Chor Kai-hei; Simon Kong Su-leong and Dr. Bradley Genevro

Concert II
14/8 (Mon) 7:30pm
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Performing Groups
Chinese Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra

Simon Kong Su-leong and Andrew Ling

Zheng Solo
Ma Hang

Presented by
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Sponsored by
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$100 $80 $60


Tickets are NOW available at URBTIX
Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients
“International Arts Carnival” Discount Schemes are also available. For details, please refer to www.hkiac.gov.hk


Ticketing Enquiries: 3166 1100
Telephone Booking: 3166 1288
Internet Booking: http://www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 2796 7523/ 3842 7784

Children’s Choir
One Morning in Spring Tang Lok-yin
The Yellow Crane Tower Lam Fung
Viewing the Lushan Waterfall Lam Lan-chee
Peace Fiesta arr. Edward Lun
Piano Accompanist:
Dr. Wong Wai-ying, Paulina
Ho Shun-yin
Junior String Orchestra
Chanson de Matin et de Nuit, Op.15 Edward Elgar/ arr. Kenny Choy
Capriol Suite for String Orchestra Peter Warlock
I Basse-Danse
II Pavane
III Tordion
IV Bransles
V Pieds-en-l’air
VI Mattachins
Conductor: Chor Kai-hei
~ I n t e r m i s s i o n ~
Junior Chinese Orchestra
Song of the Water-logged Region Zhu Xiaogu
Ode to Lucid Water and Lush Mountains
(Hong Kong Premiere)
Simon Kong Su-leong
Conductor: Simon Kong Su-leong
Symphonic Band
Overture for Winds Charles Carter
An Original Suite Gordon Jacob
I March
II Intermezzo
III Finale
Hymn for the Innocent Julie Giroux
Danse Bohémien Randall Standridge
Conductor: Dr. Bradley Genevro

Music Office reserves the right to change the programme and artists

Chinese Orchestra
Grand Festival of Tianshan Gu Guanren
As Thus (Zheng Concerto) Wang Danhong
Ma Hang
Simon Kong Su-leong
Typhoon Simon Kong Su-leong
I Approaching
II The Hit
III Destruction
IV Subsidence
V Reconstruction
VI Hope
Conductor: Simon Kong Su-leong
~ I n t e r m i s s i o n ~
Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No.7 in A major, Op. 92 Ludwig van Beethoven
I Poco sostenuto-Vivace
II Allegretto
III Presto-Assai meno presto
IV Allegro con brio
Conductor: Andrew Ling

Music Office reserves the right to change the programme and artists

Dr. Wong Wai-ying, Paulina


Graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) majoring in vocal performance and choral conducting. Dr. Wong Wai-ying, Paulina further obtained MMus and PhD degrees in Music from The University of Sheffield in the UK. She was the music tutor in the HKAPA, Music Panel in schools, Committee Member of the Education Bureau Curriculum Development Council Committee on Arts Education, Commissioner of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Commission for Music in Schools and Teacher Education, President of the Hong Kong Association for Music Educators, Associate Director of School Partnership and Field Experience in The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and Artistic Director of the EdUHK Chorus.


She has been leading the choirs with regular concerts in the Mainland and overseas performances. Recently, she is the Artistic and Music Director of “Poetic Music Integrates-Chinese Culture and Heritage Project” to promote and celebrate the beauty of Chinese poetry and music through artistic integration. She was the chief author of the Huang Tzu Literature Collection and interactive CD-ROM The Application of Interactive Kinesthetic Movement and Gestures for Choral Teaching and Learning, and published academic journals, Sun Tzu the Art of War for Choral Leadership and Creative Musicking: an approach to collaborative choral composition. She was the project and music director of the New Choral Setting of Tang Poems Project and released the CDs of New Choral Setting of Tang Poems and Huang Tzu’s Song Collection-Searching for Plum Blossoms in the Snow published by Hugo and won “The Best Choir Recording Award” by Guangzhou City Radio.


Dr. Wong is currently the Assistant Professor of Teaching of Cultural and Creative Arts Department at EdUHK. She serves as the Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Convener of “Sing for Peace” Project for UNESCO Hong Kong Association Global Peace Centre, Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Educators’ Singers, and Resident Conductor of Hong Kong Chinese Oratorio Society.


Dr. Wong Wai-ying, Paulina

Chor Kai-hei


Prize-winning cellist Chor Kai-hei is one of the most active young cellists in Hong Kong. Chor discovered his musical passion during his spell at the Diocesan Boys' School. He then received his BA (Hons) in Music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He pursued his postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MMus & MPerf) with full scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. He further obtained an Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London with full scholarship from Croucher Foundation, where he was also awarded the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship


Chor was the prize winner of Schoenfeld International String Competition and International Competition “Giovanni Musicisti - Città di Treviso” in Italy. He was also honoured with the title of “Hong Kong Scholar” by the Education Bureau in 2015.


Chor was the first performer from Hong Kong to be appointed as principal cellist in both the RCM Symphony Orchestra and the RCM Philharmonic. He collaborated with professional orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, etc. and performed under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Mazzel and Vladimir Jurowski. Chor has been frequently invited to perform in many cities in Europe, Asia, America, and the Middle East. Guests of the performances included the Chief Executive and key officials of the HKSAR government, as well as foreign leaders, business elites and nobility. He also appeared in mainstream Hong Kong media, including South China Morning Post, RTHK, TVB and more.


Chor is also enthusiastic about music teaching. He is proficient in tailoring teaching and catering for various students’ needs with a systematic and encouraging teaching style. Apart from giving guidance to many music major students and candidates of renowned conservatories in recent years, Chor is often invited to provide coaching in tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools, and is well loved by students.


He is currently a Cellist at the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Instrumental Tutor of the Education University of Hong Kong, and Founder and Artistic Director of Musicademics.

Chor Kai-hei

Dr. Bradley Genevro


Director of Bands and Professor of Conducting in the Greenwood School of Music at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Dr. Bradley Genevro oversees all aspects of the Band Area. Prior to his appointment at OSU, he has served on the faculties of the University of Texas at El Paso, Messiah University and the University of North Texas. Ensembles, under Dr. Genevro’s leadership, have performed multiple times at state, national and international conventions. In addition, his groups have recordings released under both the Mark Custom and Klavier Record labels. His recordings have been reviewed in Fanfare Magazine “A superb disc,” and “a magnificent statement of the highest professionalism possible from student ensembles."


Dr. Genevro maintains a very active schedule as a clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor and recording producer having worked across the US, Australia, Europe and the Mainland. As a recording producer, he has worked with groups such as the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, United States Air Force Band, Keystone Wind Ensemble, the Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony and a variety of other professional and university ensembles.


Dr. Genevro holds professional memberships in Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Bandmasters Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, National Association for Music Education, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, College Band Directors National Association and was elected to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.

Dr. Bradley Genevro

Simon Kong Su-leong


Malaysian composer and conductor, Simon Kong Su-leong was born in Sabah, his ancestral origin is Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China. He graduated with distinction from Shanghai Conservatory of Music majoring in Chinese music composition. He was a student of the renowned composer Professor Zhu Xiaogu, and has also studied conducting with Professor Xia Feiyun, a Chinese music conductor-cum-educator. He started his Chinese music journey with Mr. Teo Seng-cheong, a well-known Malaysian Chinese music educator.


In recent years, Kong has devoted himself to the study of Chinese “Five Elements” music composition orchestration techniques, and the application of Chinese music in music therapy. He won the Chinese Music Competition organised by the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan, and obtained the Composition Award in the Singapore International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition. His works have been published in the albums of Swedish BIS Records, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Music Teaching Materials, and Chinese Music Banquet.


Kong’s musical talent is widely recognised in the industry. In 2019, he was invited to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s Chinese Music Orchestration Symposium, sharing his thoughts and insights in his paper The Wisdom of the Five Elements in Chinese Music Orchestration. Besides, he has been invited on numerous occasions to conduct Chinese orchestras in the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, and the Mainland, and has served as a judge for international competitions. He is currently the Secretary-General of Sabah Chinese Music Society (Malaysia).


Andrew Ling


Hong Kong-born Andrew Ling is a concert violist and violinist. He is also a conductor as well as a music educator.


Ling's journey with music began at age 6, when he studied violin with the late professor Lin Yaoji from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He went on to pursue violin performance at Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, Mauricio Fuks, Alan de Veritch and the late Ik-hwan Bae, and was a protégé of Lin Choliang at Rice University, Houston. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he remains active in the classical music scene and is often seen playing solo and chamber works as well as conducting. Ling has played with many renowned musicians including Yuja Wang, Lin Choliang, Jaime Laredo, Ning Feng, Michael Guttman and the Shanghai Quartet. He has garnered acclaim for his orchestral playing and solo recitals worldwide and appeared with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil), the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and the China Film Symphony Orchestra as a concert soloist.


Ling has brought his musicianship to conducting engagements with the HK Phil, the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, the Kunming Nie Er Symphony Orchestra and Finland's Seinäjoki City Orchestra and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. Selected to conduct the HK Phil in rehearsal for Christoph Eschenbach and the late Lorin Maazel, he has worked alongside some of the world's foremost conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Edo de Waart, Jun Märkl and Leonard Slatkin. Ling was the finalist of the Besançon International Conducting Competition 2017.


He is the recipient of Certificate of Commendation from Secretary of Home Affairs of Hong Kong in 2012. He is currently the Principal Violist of the HK Phil. He holds teaching positions at Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has also served as director of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme.

 Andrew Lingo

Ma Hang (Zheng Solo)


Obtained her Master’s degree in zheng performance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under the guidance of Professor Xu Ling-zi, a National Class One Musician, Ma Hang has also been under the tutelage of renowned educators and performers, including Professor Zhou Wang, Associate Professor Su Chang, and Professor Fan Yi-feng at the Central Conservatory of Music and Xi’an Conservatory of Music Affiliated School respectively. Awards she has received include First Prize in the Chinese Instruments Competition at the 4th International Chinese Arts Festival in Singapore, Gold Prize in the Youth Professional Category (Instrumental Music) in Korea-China Teenager International Music Competition, First Prize in the Youth Professional Category at the Princeton International Chinese Music Festival, Gold Prize in the Youth Professional Category in the 4th International Zheng Competition, and Honorary Prize (Chinese Music Ensemble) in the semi-finals of the CCTV Chinese Musical Instruments Contest.


Ma has been invited to perform in more than 40 cities across the country. In recent years, she has been actively engaged in arts and cultural exchange at home and abroad. She has given performances at such professional institutes as Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and the Curtis Institute of Music in the United States, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, and the Busan National Gugak Centre in South Korea for cultural exchange. She has even performed at Carnegie Hall in the United States, promoting Chinese culture to the world with her widely acclaimed performance.


While pursuing her studies at the HKAPA, she was invited to the 2nd Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s University Students Arts Festival to actively promote arts and cultural exchange among youths in the Greater Bay Area. In 2022, she teamed up with the Academy Symphony Orchestra to present the HKSAR 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert under the baton of Professor Sharon Andrea Choa of the HKAPA.