Linus Fung

Clarinet

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Linus Fung is an active and versatile Hong Kong clarinetist who works as a core member of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME). He has performed in Shanghai New Music Week, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Macau Huan Yuan Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, and various Arts events since season 2016-17.

Linus plays the clarinet for the renowned Wuji Ensemble since 2018 and the Freespace Ensemble
since establishment (2021). He also regularly plays as principal clarinet with the Ponte Orchestra of Hong Kong since its establishment and has played in various projects with the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Opera Hong Kong, Cantabile, among many freelance occasions.

As a soloist, Linus has given numerous solo recitals in Hong Kong, Macau, Shantou and Manchester, including a recent full-length recital in Hong Kong City Hall's "Our Music Talents" Recital Series invited and presented by HKSAR LCSD. During spring 2018 and 2019, he was also invited to perform concerti with the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra and Chung Chi Wind Orchestra respectively. In Summer 2018, Linus was invited to demonstrate in the renowned Juilliard professor Ayako Oshima’s lecture in Hong Kong. In October 2020, Linus was invited to give a lecture recital titled “Stravinsky’s Clarinet” in the University of Hong Kong with Prof. Chan Hing Yan.

As a chamber musician, Linus is the clarinettist of the LENK Quartet, formed in 2021 after an important performance of the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time, initiated by veteran pianist Ms. Nancy Loo. He is the clarinetist and curator of active local classical chamber group, The TimeCrafters. The group has given concerts for Hong Kong Arts Festival Plus, Hong Kong Arts Festival Outreach, Tai Kwun lunchtime series and more. Linus was being interviewed on RTHK’s “The Work” multiple times for his chamber commitments. In spring 2018, he founded and curated the clarinet ensemble “Reed A Bit”, giving community and family concerts.

Linus studied music in The Chinese University of Hong Kong under the tutorship of Martin Choy. He then further studied in Royal Northern College of Music under the tutorship of John Bradbury, Lynsey Marsh and Nicholas Cox.

Linus Fung