Yue ZHANG started his piano training at the age of seven. He is currently pursuing his Master degree in Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts under the tutelage of well-known Prof. Gabriel Kwok.
He has won 1st Prize at HKGNA music competition Young Artists Division, and Silver prize (General Category) at the 14th International Piano Competition in Asia(Tokyo). As a soloist, Yue has collaborated with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Academy Symphony Orchestra, Xiamen Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with conductors including Shucheng Shi, Daye Lin, Alan Cumberland, etc.
2014 he was invited to make his debut concert in Italy, and release a CD recording entitled “Hong Kong Piano Marathon Stadium”. The concert was broadcasted in cities throughout Europe by classical music channel radio 3 Rai. 2015 he made his sold-out debut at New York Carnegie Weill where he received a rousing standing ovation. He also was invited to give performance in Hong Kong City Hall, the American Consulate, St John’s Cathedral, Shantou University, Shenzhen Concert Hall and Shenzhen poly Theatre etc.
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Juan DU was born in a musical family in Shanxi, China. She began studying violin at age of four with her father and was admitted to the The Middle School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou under Donglei Hou, majoring in viola.
Du won third prize in the “Young Musician of the Year 2010 Instrumental String Open Class Competitions” in Hong Kong. In the summer of 2011, she served as principle viola while on the tour with Taiwan National Youth Symphony Orchestra (NTSO) to Taipei, Macau, Beijing, Guangzhou and Tianjin. She won the first prize of The First “Xinghai Cup ”National Viola Competition in 2013 in Guangzhou and was appraised as “one talented and high standard young violist. ”by famous music critic and violist Zuoren Jing.
In 2013, Du became the top prize winner of Thirty- Eighth Annual Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She attended MorningSide Music Bridge in the subsequent summers in Calgary, Canada, studied under Roberto Diaz (Curtis) and Teng Li (Principal viola of Toronto Symphony Orchestra).Du was also the winner of MorningSide Music Bridge Concerto Competition, before her admission to The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with full scholarship and studied with Ivan Chan (Miami String Quartet).
Calvin WONG is currently a third year Bachelor of Music student. He is majoring in cello and studying with Laurent Perrin of Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Calvin is a very active ensemble and orchestra musician. In June 2015, he was invited as one of the 10 young artists across the globe to participate in the Rome Chamber Music Festival under the sponsorship of Cathay Pacific and with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels. In April 2015, he lead the Diocesan Boys’ School orchestra to perform at the World War II Memorial and also participate in the Washington DC International Music Festival at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts and won the Gold Medal. Calvin also participated in the 2015 Asian Youth Orchestra’s Asia concert tour.
Calvin also achieved remarkable results as an individual cellist. In 2011, Calvin gave his first solo recital which was well-received across the circuit. In 2012, Calvin performed as a winner of the Curtis Summer Music Festival’s concerto competition in Field Concert Hall of Curtis Institute of Music. Except cello, Calvin also loves food. When he is free, he will make desserts and lose weight.
In the 28th Macao Young Musicians Competition held in 2010, WONG Sin I won first prize in Violin Solo – Advanced Level, String Concerto and Chamber Music for String and was also the winner of the Cultural Affairs Bureau Prize. Recently, Wong was invited to perform as soloist at the “Flourishing Art” concert with the Macao Orchestra receiving great acclaims.
In 2008, she was admitted to the Junior Music Programme in Strings at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) on a scholarship from the Academy and Macau Foundation Scholarship, studying under Dr. Wong Ka. She was invited to join the HKAPA Junior String Orchestra. Later in 2012 she was admitted to the Advanced Diploma of Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and graduated in 2014 studying under Ivan Chan.
Currently the concertmaster of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) Symphony Orchestra, and the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), Wong was appointed concertmaster of the Asia Youth Orchestra in 2013 with full scholarship, and was on the Asia Tour with Steven Isserlis. She also participated in Kent Blossom Music Festival in 2014, performed and studied under faculties of the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2012, Wong performed Butterfly’s Love by He Zhan Ho as a soloist in the Japan Tour with MYSO. She had also performed in Lisbon, Italy, Berlin, Prague, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong among other places.
Sunny YEUNG began his study of violin under Ms. Ayako Ichimaru at the age of 8. He won local competitions and performed as soloist in concerts at his early age. Later he attained DipABRSM and continued his study under the tutelage of Mr. Albert Cheng Yue in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA). He is currently a visiting student at the academy, taking lessons with Mr. Ivan Chan for advanced studies.
Sunny obtained Diploma in Performing Arts (Music) and Bachelor of Music, under scholarships such as the Hong Kong Vienna Opera Ball Scholarships, the First Initiative Foundation/Yam Pak Charitable Foundation Scholarships and the HSBC HKAPA Mainland China Study Program. Sunny had master classes with well-known violinists such as Takako Nishizaki, Cathy Meng Robinson, Ulf Schneider, Igor Malinovsky, Simon Smith and Zhu Dan. He worked with masters including Trevor Pinnock, Simon Over, Perry So, Ulrich Heinen and Sayaka Shoji. Besides being an orchestral player in the Academy Symphony Orchestra, Sunny was the concert master of the Hong Kong Youth String Orchestra and Island Youth String Orchestra. He is a freelance player in the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, SAR Philharmonic, Global Symphony Orchestra. He also participates in administration works as the Information System Manager in the Hong Kong Chordophonia.
Apart from performing classical music, Sunny worked with pop singers such as Eason Chan and Sharon Lee in their concerts and recordings. He is also experienced in playing modern music. He worked with contemporary composers such as Raymond Yiu, Richard Tsang, Phoebus Lee and often appeared as performer in public concerts.