Phoebe TAM, soprano
Phoebe Tam obtained her Bachelor of Music degree and Professional Diploma from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, receiving multiple scholarships during her studies. She subsequently obtained her Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York under full scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund.
Tam has won in many local competitions in Hong Kong, and has recently won the regional round of the 32nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, participating in the final rounds in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was also a semi-finalist in the Mondial Chinese Vocalist Concours in Taipei. Her operatic roles include Mimi and Musetta in La bohème, Violetta in La traviata, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte, Sivene in Le cinesi, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Micaëla in Carmen, Cupidon in Orphée aux enfers and Metella in La vie parisienne. Her roles in 2015 include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette.
Eliza CHAN, piano
Native pianist Eliza Chan, started learning the piano at the age of four. In 2015, she obtained her Master of Music Degree in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University, during which she studied with Emile Naoumoff and Edward Auer. She was also a recipient of the Irving and Leno Lo Scholarship, the Dean’s Scholarship, and the chamber music scholarship. Under the tutelage of Gabriel Kwok, she received her Bachelor of Music (Honors) Degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2013, with Great Eagle Scholarship, Helena May Scholarship, and Parsons Music Foundation Scholarship.
Eliza made her concerto debut at the age of 11, with the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra. She has also played in many major festivals around the world, including Mozarteum Academy in Austria, International Institute for Young Musicians in the United States, and the Beijing International Music Festival & Academy in China, during which she learnt from many well-known musicians, including Barry Snyder, Alexander Braginsky, Yoshikazu Nagai and Jack Winerock. She is also a prizewinner of many national and international competitions, including 1st prize at the 69th Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition and the China Regional Competition as well as the First Toyoma Asain Youth Music Competition.
Eliza is also active in the Baroque music and collaborative piano fields. She took harpsichord as minor in her Masters Degree, under the tutelage of Elisabeth Wright. She has also worked with numerous musicians, including Grigory Kalinovsky, Joseph Swensen, Brenda Brenner, Simin Ganatra, Wolgang Brendel, Lee Phillips, Eli Eban, Howard Klug, and Thomas Walsh. Eliza was one of the faculty members at the Indiana University Young Pianist Program and held the position as an accompanist of the Indiana University Ballet Department.