Bobbie ZHANG, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano Bobbie Zhang was born in Shanghai, China. She obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with a scholarship. After her BMus studies, she worked at the Shanghai Opera House. She appeared in numerous concerts as a soloist, including in the China premiere of Shostakovich’s Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 97, as the mezzo-soprano solo, Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été . She has sung several roles including Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Cherubino and Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Orlofsky in Die fledermaus，Juno in Semele and Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen.
Bobbie is a graduate of Master of Music degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Nancy Yuen. She received generous support from FAMA Scholarship and Academy EXCEL Scholarships during her studies at the HKAPA. She is now a voice instructor at HKAPA’s Junior Programme and joined to Jockey Club Opera Hong Kong Young Artist Development Programme.
Jaclyn CHIU, piano
Jaclyn Chiu began her piano performing studies at the age of three. She completed her undergraduate education at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (Piano Department). Jaclyn also is the first graduate of Master Degree in Piano Performing Major Study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA).
After her study in Hong Kong, Jaclyn had the rare opportunity to study at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna,
Austria, where she received further training from the director of conducting department, U. Prof. Thomas, in Lieder, Concerto performing and Chamber Music. In the same period she also studied vocal accompanying with U. Prof. Lukasovsky in vocal department of the University. She has also played in double piano, opera, and accompanying many kinds of instrumental concerts. In the recent years she had been the maestro in the opera Don Pasquale in Carnac, France (Piano, Comic Version). She also is the accompanist in the production rehearsals: Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto; Puccini’s La Bohéme, Madama Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, Tosca; Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns ; R. Strauss’ Salome; Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni ; Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore; Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette; Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia etc.