SINGING COACHES AND PIANISTS
Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus has a professional team of singing coaches and pianists, specializing in voice or piano performance in established overseas music institutions or The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. They have prominent presence and solid experience in both performance and arts education in local cultural scene.
CHAN PUI SHAN, ANNA
Hong Kong-born mezzo-soprano, Anna Chan received training at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and holds a Master’s degree in voice from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. While studying at HKAPA, she received the Hong Kong Jockey Club scholarship and studied with Professor Nancy Yuen. Chan was an invited artist at the Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale in 2015 and presented a solo recital at the Church of St Peter in Chains in Malta. Chan sang the role of Mrs. Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, which gained a fine review from Glyn Pursglove. Chan also covered Vera Boronel in Menotti’s The Consul at the Welsh National Opera. Other operatic engagements in Hong Kong include Idamante in Idomeneo, Lucia in Cavalleria rusticana, Mercédès in Carmen, and Cornelia in Giulio Cesare. Chan’s oratorio credits include the alto solos in Mozart’s Requiem and Verdi’s Requiem with Hong Kong Oratorio Society.
KWOK CHUN LAP, ALEX
Baritone, Alex Kwok received his Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), majoring in voice, under the tutelage of Albert Lim. He was granted The Hong Kong Children’s Choir Music Scholarship and the Sing Music Studio Scholarship. Kwok won the Espoir Prize in Lieder Group at the Osaka International Music Competition in 2018. Recent opera performances include Semele, Gianni Schicchi, Otello and Aïda, Les contes d’Hoffmann and The Magic Flute. Kwok has performed in vocal masterclasses by Soprano Nelly Miricioiu, Joy Mammen, Bass-Baritone Shenyang, and Countertenor Michael Chance. He has also performed in a number of Broadway Musicals such as Fame, High School Musical 2, Rent and Avenue Q, and was the singing coach for Rent – The Musical, presented by Drama School of HKAPA.
TSO WING SZE, SUMMER
Summer Tso studied Music Production at Hong Kong Design Institute and graduated in 2012. She has over 8 years of experience teaching music courses in schools and social centres including guitar, singing, chorus, band, and music production. Apart from teaching, she is also a singer performing regularly in various malls and live houses.
CHUNG KA YING, KATHERINE
Born in Hong Kong, Katherine Chung received classical music education in Hong Kong and the UK, obtaining Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Chung attained Distinction in both LTCL and ATCL Piano Recital Diploma, Grade 8 Theory and Grade 8 Violin (Merit). She is a member of Composers & Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH). Chung has been a piano accompanist for choirs such as Chinese Chorus in London and University of the Arts London. With extensive live performing experience, she enjoys working with different singers to deliver performances in hotels, plazas and bars. She has also been engaged in composing and scoring for advertisement music, and teaching students aged from 4 to mature students. She aspires to make the music alive in the air every moment.
HUI CHUNG MAU, KARL
Karl Hui holds his Master degree of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, USA), where he studied with Edmund Battersby, Evelyne Brancart, Jean Louis Haguenauer and Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord). He received his Bachelor of Arts (Music) degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and piano training under Wong Mei Ling. Currently Hui devotes himself to piano teaching. He is also active in performing and accompanying with various organizations and choirs.
MA KWAN TING, KATIE
Katie Ma received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Bristol where she studied with Professor Raymond Clark and Christopher Northam. Known for her exquisite interpretations of the late Romantic & 20th Century repertoire, she was invited to give solo recitals across the UK. Ma completed internships with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera Hong Kong and later earned her Master’s Degree in Management at University of Sheffield. Ma began her career as professional piano accompanist and music educator. In 2013-15 she has performed as guest concert pianist in Learner’s Orchestra. She joined Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus in 2014 and has actively participated in numerous concerts and operas including Turandot and Carmen. She was a theatre production manager, children’s choir senior supervisor and freelance pianist.
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