2023 Music Office Annual Gala

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2023 Music Office Annual Gala

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2023 Music Office Annual Gala





Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall


Young aspiring musicians from the acclaimed 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 year and a diverse east-meets-west programme will be presented. Do not miss this annual extravaganza or of the Music Office.


House Programme (Coming Soon)

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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

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Prize Presentation Ceremony

Music Office Youth Choir
I Lift My Lamp Katie O’Connor-Ballantyne
Music Office Youth Choir and Children’s Choir
The Heavens are Telling, from The Creation Joseph Haydn/ arr. Russell Robinson
Piano Accompanist Ho Shun-yin
Conductor Lai Wing-yan

Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band


Makam Dances

Oscar Navarro

Hiroaki Kataoka

Conductor Kevin Ling


Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra

A Mountain Village Festival

Splendorous Jiangnan

Liu Wenjin

Wang Danhong

Dizi Yau Kwan-lam
Erhu Wong Tsz-yau
Pipa Sun Cho-ham
Conductor Kwok Kin-ming
Hong Kong Youth Strings

Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, KV 546

“Canthoven” Rhapsody

(Music Office Commissioned Work, World Premiere)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Luk Wai-Chun

Conductor Dr. Joseph Kam
Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra

La Procession du Rocio

Russian Sailor Dance

Joaquin Turina

Reinhold Gliere

Conductor Lee Sing-wan
Music Office reserves the right to change programme and artists

Lai Wing-yan

Lai Wing-yan graduated with first-class honor from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she majored in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Nancy Loo.  She is also a holder of the LTCL and the FTCL in Piano Performance.  In addition to appearances as a solo and collaborative pianist and in chamber recitals, Lai also has extensive choral conducting experience. She received various scholarships and participated in numerous masterclasses.

Lai has served as the conductor of the Music Office Children's Choir since 2014, and led the choir to exchange with the All-American Boys Chorus in 2016. Besides, she has participated in several overseas tours of the Music Office Youth Choir, of which she currently conductors. Apart from teaching duties, she has collaborated with many guest musicians.

Lai is currently Senior Music Officer of the Musicianship and Training Support Section of the Music Office. Her responsibilities include overseeing the organization of choral and musicianship training programmes, and providing support to the Instrument Music Training Scheme.
Music Office Children’s Chinese Orchestra

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

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.
Kevin Ling

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).

Dr. Kam 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. 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

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

Ho Shun-yin

Ho Shun-yin graduated with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she had received full scholarship and numerous awards. Prior to studying overseas, Ho obtained her Bachelor Degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with First Class Honors and Dean’s List, under the tutelage of Prof. Gabriel Kwok while being a recipient of the HKSAR Government Scholarship and Talent Development Scheme. A Prizewinner in various international competitions, Ho had performed extensively across Asia and Europe, also collaborating with distinguished artists and orchestras. Currently based in Hong Kong, she is an active musician with a versatile career as a soloist, collaborative pianist and music educator.

Ho is currently an Assistant Music Officer of the Musicianship Section of the Music Office, where in addition to her teaching duties, she serves as the manager and accompanist of the Music Office Children's Choir and Youth Choir respectively.
Ho Shun-yin