Peggy Wu, Piano
Peggy Wu is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music (Honors) degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Professor Eleanor Wong.
Peggy has won numerous prizes at various competitions, including First Prize of the Gold Medal Award, Tom Lee Scholarships Award and Concerto Age 12 and Under category in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. She has also won First Prize at the 2009 Steinway & Sons Youth Piano Regional Competition, including a scholarship from the Tom Lee Association to play in the Steinway and Sons National (China) Competition in Beijing, where she was awarded Second Prize.
Peggy was also awarded a scholarship from the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association to compete in the 2010 Llangollen International Eistedfodd in Wales, where she won First Prize for the Instrumental Solo Under 18 category. She was then invited to perform in the “One World, One Stage” concert at the Eistedfodd Pavilion, which was broadcasted by National Welsh Television.
In 2013, Peggy achieved full marks in her International Baccalaureate Diploma and rejected law school offers to pursue a musical career. Her story garnered extensive media coverage, including feature articles by SingTao Daily, South China Morning Post and Young Post SCMP. She was further featured on the Pearl Report by TVB. In recognition of her outstanding academic and musical achievements, she was awarded the Jockey Club Scholarship in 2015.
Alice Hui, Flute
Alice Hui started playing the flute at the age of 8. She is currently a third-year Bachelor of Music (Honour) student at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in flute under the tutelage of Mr. Olivier Nowak.
She has been the principal flautist of the Hong Kong Pro Arte Orchestra conducted by Mr Choi Ho-Man for two years, as well as the principal flautist in Hong Kong Civic Youth Orchestra. She is currently a freelance player for the Hong Kong Sinfonietta; she was also a piccolo player in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Share the Stage” program in 2014. Alice performs frequently as the principal flautist in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, including performances of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Brahms Piano Quartet (Schoenberg transcription), Ibert Divertissement and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Alice has also performed with the Hong Kong Civic Youth Orchestra as a soloist.
Alice held her debut recital in the summer of 2013. She also performed in the masterclasses of Juliette Hurel, Bradley Garner, Samuel Coles, Sami Junonnen, Roberto Alvarez, Thomas Robertello, Susan Milan and Megan Sterling. Alice was also a finalist at the Singapore Woodwinds Festival 2014’s Flute Competition (open division). She also participated in Le Domaine Forget 2015, where she studied under renowned soloist, Susan Hoeppner and was chosen to play in the masterclasses of Philippe Bernold and Timothy Hutchins. She is furthermore a touring member of the Asian Youth Orchestra 2015.
Tommy Liu, Bassoon
Liu Tung-Bo, Tommy started learning the bassoon at the age of seven, under the tutelage of Miss Cheung On-Ki and Au Wai-see. Tommy is currently a third-year Bachelor of Music Degree student, majoring in bassoon under the tutelage of Mr. Kam Shiu, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
At the age of 16, he passed bassoon DipABRSM examination of the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music with distinction. Since 2006, he has participated in the Hong Kong School Music Festival and won numerous titles including the first prize in bassoon solo senior class competition in 2011. In 2015, Tommy also became one of the “Young Music Makers 2015” hosted by RTHK 4.
Tommy actively joins Hong Kong youth bands and orchestras. He was selected by the Hong Kong Children Symphony Orchestra to be a touring member and visited Beijing, Shanghai, Germany, Austria, Australia and New Zealand in performance. Tommy was selected to be one of the member of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2014 and toured in China, Taiwan and Japan. Tommy was also selected as one of the soloists to perform with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra in 2015.
Tommy had been the principal bassoon of Hong Kong Pro Arte Orchestra and Hong Kong Children Symphony Orchestra, as well as freelance bassoon player for the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. He is also curretly the chairman of The Bassoonion.