GUI Li, violin
Gui Li has been studying the violin since she was five with her grandfather as her very first violin teacher. She made enormous improvements after a major training at Wuhan Conservatory of Music (Middle School Section) and won the Second Prize at the National Violin Competition in China and the Best Performance of a Chinese Composition for solo violin. She then gained a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA) with a full scholarship and became a Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellow of the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2006.
Gui Li is an active musician both inside and outside school. Besides taking part in different school concerts and solo recitals, she has also joined different local orchestras and participated in various masterclasses by world-renowned violinists and teachers, such as Joseph Silverstein, Charles Castleman, Lin Cho-liang and Kurt Sassmannshaus. Also, she was the recipient of a number of scholarships from the APA, including the Chan Chung-On Violin Performance Merit Award, The Academy Non-Local Scholarship, Duchess of Kent International Scholarship and The Dorset Foundation Weinrebe and Hosier Scholarship. Moreover, she led a quartet to tour Thailand, as representatives of the APA.
WANG Liang , violin
Wang Liang joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic as a fellow of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme in 2007. After a year of intensive training, Wang Liang has successfully passed the audition and became a member of the first violin section of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since the 2008/09 season.
Born in Liaoning, China in 1985, Wang Liang studied piano at 4 and violin at 5 under the tutelage of his mother, who was the concertmaster of Liaoning Symphony Orchestra. He was admitted to the junior section of the Shenyang Music Conservatory in 1998 and the Central Conservatory of Music, with full scholarship in 2004.
He was appointed as concertmaster in various orchestras, such as the Shenyang Music Conservatory Youth Orchestra, the orchestra of the 1st and 2nd Canton International Summer Music Academy and the orchestra of the opening concert of the 6th Music Festival organized by the Central Conservatory of Music. Besides, he was the First Prize winner of the 1st and 2nd Shenyang Music Conservatory Violin Competition. In March 2007, he participated in the chamber music masterclass by Rainer Kussmaul (former concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic) and Sadao Harada (former cellist of the Tokyo Quartet).