Music Office 45th+ Anniversary Gala

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Music Office 45th+ Anniversary Gala

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Music Office 45th+ Anniversary Gala


Music Office 45th+ Anniversary Celebration Programme
"Carry the Music On" Concert Series


1 April 2024 (Mon) 8 pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall


In this grand finale of the year-round Music Office 45th+ Anniversary Celebration Programme Series, local young emerging musicians from acclaimed band, choirs and orchestras of the Office will join hands with instructor-alumni to showcase their growing musical talent in this extravaganza celebrating over the past 45 years of nurturing artistry and talent by the Music Office. Outstanding trainees and performing group members will be awarded for their brilliant performances, and a diverse east-meets-west programme will be presented in the Gala. Do not miss this annual headliner of the Music Office!


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Tickets are available at URBTIX from 1 March

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

For ages 6 or above

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Prize Presentation Ceremony

Music Office Youth and Children’s Choirs
Fill the World with Music David Waggoner
Lift Your Voice and Rejoice! Victor C Johnson
Piano Accompanist Ho Shun-yin *
Conductor Lai Wing-yan
Hong Kong Youth Strings
Sinfonia for String Orchestra (from String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110)
    II  Allegro molto
    III Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich/ arr. Drew
Crisantemi, SC 65 Giacomo Puccini / arr. Drew
Conductor Dr Joseph Kam *
Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra
Intermezzo, from Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Richard Wagner
Conductor Dr Joseph Kam *


Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band
Der Magnetberg (The Magnetic Mountain) Mario Bürki
Conductor Lee Sing-wan *
Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra
The Silk Road Fantasia Suite
    I     Farewell Chang’an
    III  The Music of Liangzhou
    V   The Dance of Qiuci
Zhao Jiping
Soprano Saxophone Kevin Ling *
Conductor Kwok Kin-ming *
* Music Officer Grade Staff cum Alumnus
Music Office reserves the right to change programme and artists

Lai Wing-yan


Lai Wing-yan graduated with first-class honour 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.

Lai Wing Yan

Dr Joseph Kam (Music Officer Grade Staff cum Alumnus)


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, and Rackham Block Fellowship, etc. 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 conducting the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2007. He led the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra to perform in 2010 Shanghai Expo and 2015 International Music Festival EURASIA in Yekaterinburg with high acclaims. In 2017, Dr Kam led the Hong Kong Youth Strings and participated 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 also conducted frequently as a guest conductor, including Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra in Yekaterinburg (Russia), the Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinu in Czech Republic, the Adelphi Symphony Orchestra in Long Island (New York), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign-Illinois Summer Youth Music Senior Orchestra, Asian Youth Orchestra Alumni Orchestra and Macao Orchestra, etc.


Dr Kam is currently Senior Music Officer of the String Section of the Music Office, and conductor of Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Youth Strings.

Joseph Kam

Lee Sing-wan (Music Officer Grade Staff cum Alumnus)


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 instrumental students received superior ratings at various music festivals and competitions. He has also led Music Office’s outbound tours of music groups to the Mainland, Macau, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Australia and the United States, 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 lower brass instrumental classes in the Music Office.

Lee Sing Wan

Kwok Kin-ming (Music Officer Grade Staff cum Alumnus)


Kwok Kin-ming obtained the Master of Music degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Chinese orchestras conducting, under the tutelage of renowned conductor Professor Yan Huichang. 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, Wuxi Chinese Orchestra, Feiyun Chinese Orchestra and the Chinese Orchestra of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.


In 2016, Kwok led the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra (HKYCO) to tour in Shanghai and Shenyang, where the orchestra jointly performed with the Chinese Orchestra of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In 2018, under his baton, the HKYCO presented a joint concert titled TOGETHER with Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra in the Lion City. In 2023, he led the HKYCO to Xi’an for music exchange, and conducted an exchange concert jointly presented by the HKYCO and the Xi’an Conservatory Chinese Orchestra.


Kwok is currently Senior Music Officer of the Chinese Music Section of the Music Office and conductor of the HKYCO and Music Office Instructors’ Chinese Orchestra.

Kwok Kin Ming

Kevin Ling (Music Officer Grade Staff cum Alumnus)


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

Ho Shun-yin (Music Officer Grade Staff cum Alumnus)


Ho Shun-yin obtained her bachelor’s degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with First Class Honors and Dean’s List, under the tutelage of Prof. Gabriel Kwok. She then 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. As a recipient of the HKSAR Government Scholarship and Talent Development Scheme and prizewinner in various international competitions during her study, Ho is active on local music scene, and frequently participates in solo, accompaniment and chamber performances, not to mention her experience collaborating with a number of orchestras.


Ho is currently 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