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20/11/2023
INTERPLAY
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Co-presented by

Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Awardees Association

Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau

Funded by

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Programme Type

Music and Dance Gala Performance

Programme Name

INTERPLAY

Performance Date and Time

16 December 2023 (Saturday)

15:00 / 20:00

Performance Venue

Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

Programme Blurb

Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Awardees Association (the Association) and the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China are proud to co-present the Gala Performance 2023 INTERPLAY honourably funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The Association is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists to exchange ideas and elevate the arts. More than just a spectacle, INTERPLAY stands as a pulsating hub of dialogue and innovation.

The performance will unfold with a medley of nine distinct artist groups. These ensembles span generations, from recent scholarship awardees to seasoned recipients and artists, all united by their shared passion and commitment. Collectively, they bring to life the talents and visions of over 30 awardees who have diligently crafted this invaluable experience.

Immersing audiences in a harmonious fusion of tradition and innovation, INTERPLAY blends the rhythmic essence of reimagined musical melodies — drawing from both Chinese musical heritage and Western classical motifs — with the expressive language of contemporary dance. The event elevates the experience with a series of solo and ensemble performances, including unique vocal renditions and an anthology of historical melodies, culminating in a dynamic, improvisational dance performance, accompanied by a modern quartet. With the artful integration of digital projections, the performance creates an auditory and visual spectacle that celebrates the evolving narrative of the arts.

Indeed, this event goes beyond pure artistic expression. It serves as a guiding light for the community, particularly for young artists aspiring to make their mark. Offering a unique glimpse into the lives and journeys of performing artists, INTERPLAY stands as an invaluable educational resource for those considering a career in the performing arts. By seamlessly blending emerging talent with seasoned expertise, the event highlights the power and potential of cross-generational collaboration.

Join us for a performance that promises not only to be enlightening but also enchanting, as we celebrate music, dance, and the indomitable human spirit.

Ticket Price

HK$160 / HK$120

Ticket Discount

50% off discounted tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minder.

Date of opening Box Office

17 November 2023 (Friday)

Ticketing Enquiries (Tel)

3166 1100

Programme Enquiries (Tel)

3509 7109

Internet Booking

URBTIX

https://www.urbtix.hk/event-detail/11026/

  1. Suitable for aged 6 or above.
  2. The running time of the performance is about 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission.
  3. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break of the performance.
  4. Sight line of some seats may be limited.
  5. The Presenter reserves the right to change the programmes and substitute artists.
Alvin Chan
Alvin Chan

Alvin Chan studied in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he holds a degree in Bachelor of Music with first-class honours and a degree in Master of Music under the full scholarships of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. Alvin is an active performer and educator. He has performed with different groups in China, Taiwan, Japan, Canada and USA. Locally, He co-founded M.A.R.B.L.E.S. Percussion and Hong Kong Percussion Performance Centre. He also performs with Toolbox Percussion, Gaudeamus Dunhuang, Macao Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Eve Chan
Eve Chan

Eve Chan is currently Lecturer of Ballet at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2001, then she performed with the Hong Kong Ballet and took on multiple leading roles in the company’s classical and contemporary repertoires. In 2010, Eve received a full scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club to attend her Master's Degree at SUNY Purchase, USA, where she taught Ballet and Pointe classes at the Conservatory of Dance and Introduction to Ballet classes through the School of Arts. From 2010 to 2021, Eve was a choreographer and teaching artist based in New York. In 2013 she was appointed as the Ballet Mistress with Mystic Ballet, and from 2015 to 2021 she was the ballet mistress and resident choreographer with Connecticut Ballet, USA.

Eve started her choreographic career while she was with Hong Kong Ballet. In 2007, she was appointed as the choreographic apprentice by the former artistic director, John Meehan. Her works were commissioned for the company’s main season and education programs. In 2009, she was invited to choreograph representing Hong Kong for the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China performed at Tiananmen Square in Beijing China. Other commissions include creations for the Connecticut Ballet, Mystic Ballet, Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, among others. Her choreographic works have been presented at festivals and events in New York, Connecticut, Beijing, Hong Kong, Chile, and Germany.

Gary Chan
Gary Chan

A Freelance Video Designer, Graduated from Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education in Creative Media.

Projection and video designs for Jumbo Kids Theatre "A Journey of CAR's Life", iStage ”Waiting for the match 2”Fong Fong Projet d' Art“DingDing: Our Friending Tram”, On & On Theatre Workshop “Tit Hong Lane”, Banana Effect “Game of Life 2 “, Cinematic Theatre include “Waiting on the Wind”, “My luxurious 50 sqft life”, “Informer”, “The Feast”, “Watching You”, “The Night when You Come to Repossess the Flat”, “Lightening” “Model Answer”. Other projection design for Chung Ying Theatre Company include “Chapters of Sunbeam Theatre”, “Bye Bye Land”, "Savouring the Fragrance of Sham Shui Po”, “Kwun Tong – the people, the story and the memory” and “Go for it!”, and “Übermensch” for Shu Ning Presentation Unit.

Gary has worked on Video in theatre production, using the language and technique of theatre to develop video content. He has created and designed videos for various concerts, performances and programmes.

Anna Pui-shan CHAN
Anna Pui-shan CHAN

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. During her study at HKAPA, she was a recipient of 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. She 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. She also covered Vera Boronel in Menotti’s The Consul at the Welsh National Opera.

Other operatic engagements in Hong Kong include Idamante (Idomeneo), Lucia (Cavalleria rusticana), Mercédès (Carmen), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) and scenes as Charlotte (Werther), Carmen (Carmen), Old Lady (Candide), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Auntie (Peter Grimes), Mistress Quickly (Falstaff). Chan’s oratorio credits include the alto solos in Mozart’s Requiem and Verdi’s Requiem with Hong Kong Oratorio Society. Her future engagement include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Hong Kong Oratorio Society.

Zeta Chan
Zeta Chan

Zeta graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies & Cinema Studies. She has worked for various production companies, in field like television, film, advertising and event management. She was the Deputy Stage Manager of Chung Ying Theatre Company in 20013-2015. Recent works include Gu Long’s Death Duel, The Birth of Tragedy, Hong Kong Ghost Comedy, etc.... by Zuni Icosahedron; Other theatre productions include Cost of Living by Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, Ashtanga by Theatrical Meditation, Technical Arts Festival 2022 by HKATTS, She is currently a freelancer.

Dickson Chiang
Dickson Chiang

A graduate of the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Dickson Chiang holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree majoring in Technical Production and Management. He now is a freelancer active in various productions. His recent works include Goldfish of Berlin (Complete Version) , L’Elisir d’Amore, Yat-sen Musical and Goooooodbye Buddy.

Henry Chung
Henry Chung

Henry Chung HKSC is an awarded cinematographer, he is extremely interested in in stereoscopic photography and cinematography , he had designed many equipment in visual effects and stereo photography and 3-D cinematography. His 3-D works and films had been presented in France, Korea, Thailand and many places in China.

His book, “Good Bye , Kai Tak” and the 3-d Pana-Vista viewer designed by him had been awarded in the United States. The 3-D Pana-Vista Viewer was also requested by the Stereoscopic Society of United Kingdom as a collection item.

In 2014 He first cooperated with Miss Judy Yiu in 3-D stereoscopic film “Inspiration” produced by Sony. Then they have cooperated together on many events.

In 2015 He had worked on CCDC produced 3-D Art Film “Finding the Grand View Garden” and was presented in Official Screening in Cannes Film Festival, France.

Most recently, Henry worked with Judy on the 3-d experimental film “3-d Chameleon”.

Fung Shu Ying Cherry
Fung Shu Ying Cherry

Fung’s works of theater production include: Yam Pak Charitable Foundation, Chorfung, Theatre Space, Drama Gallery, Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, Drama Gallery, Theatre Space , I stage. , jazz in the neighborhood , MusicusFest . Etc

Ha Yan-pui
Ha Yan-pui

Ha Yan-pui was graduated from the Theatre, Sound and Music Recording Department at HKAPA. She is working as sound designer and engineer for many local and overseas productions and as sound consultant for some musical festivals. Her recent design works include The Impossible Trial for Freespace x HKREP ; Yat-Sen the musical for HKAF ; The Stage Door on Mars for HKCO ; The Woman In Kenzo for Chung Ying Theatre (Best Sound Design at the 30th Hong Kong Drama Awards); The Originals Re-imagined; Other works include Sing Out (Best Sound Design at the 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards) ; Our Immortal Cantata (re-run) (Best Sound Design at the 26th Hong Kong Drama Awards); The Architecture of the City; Lauzone ;The Reincarnation of Red Plum ; and the Little Hong Kong Series and etc.

Ho Ho-fei
Ho Ho-fei

Born in Hong Kong, China, Ho Ho-fei graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Honours, majored in Chinese Dance with a minor in choreography. He received numerous scholarships.

He recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance with distinction from HKAPA in 2023 on scholarship from the 2021 Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund.

He is currently the principal dancer of the Hong Kong Dance Company and one of the researchers of the HKDance’s Research Study on Chinese Martial Arts and Chinese Dance. He has starred in many important roles. He has also published many personal choreography works and won many awards.

Alice Hui
Alice Hui

Being awarded a two-year full scholarship by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Alice Hui studied at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris after graduating from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with First-Class Honour. After getting all votes and congratulations from the jury and winning the first prizes at the school concours two years in a roll, she later on studied directly the second year of the Diploma Superieur de Concertiste. During the years in Europe, she held recitals and performed publicly at St.Merry Church, Cite Internationale des Arts, Musee Nationale Henner, Ville de Paris Marie and Salle Cortot. In 2016, she won the concerto competition at HKAPA and was chosen as one of the Young Music Makers by RTHK4 with the award of “Adjudicators’ Choice”. She was furthermore invited to record for Hong Kong Museum of Art’s “the Sound of Art” series in 2021. She was also chosen as one of the six elite musicians to join and play at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2021-22 under The Orchestra Academy. As an enthusiastic orchestral musician, she has started playing as a freelance flutist and piccoloist at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta since the age of 18, and she has also worked with Asian Youth Orchestra, the Inheritage Philharmonic, Grand Opera and Musica Viva, to name a few. As a devoted educator, she is currently teaching at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ junior music school and her students have been accepted to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts bachelor and master degrees, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Education University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University.

Judy Yiu
Judy Yiu

Judy Yiu is an international dance artist, gymnastic coach, RYT 500 certified yoga teacher, and art film director. A former Hong Kong Gymnastic Team member (1998-2003) she graduated with a BFA in Contemporary Dance at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and a MFA in Dance at Hollins University (USA) with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. Judy is a traveler who loves nature; her choreographies are inspired by her traveling experiences in the natural world, and her successful collaborations, in many different countries, with prominent artists. Judy’s dance film Place in Motion was selected at numerous famous film festivals, and her co-directed short drama film Joss Stick and Paper received The Best Film Gold Award, The Best Director Award, and The Best Actor Award at 2017 My Future Singapore Micro Film Competition (Open Category). Judy has more than 20 years’ teaching experience, from kindergarten to graduate level. Judy founded "Judy Yiu Dance & Gymnastics Company" in 2017, and cooperated with international schools to promote dance education and bring job opportunities to the industry. Judy is devoted to art education and was awarded the Hong Kong Government SIR ROBERT BLACK TRUST FUND in 2021, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund in 2022, to study Doctor of Education (Department of Curriculum and Instruction) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

KAM Wing Chong
KAM Wing Chong

Born in Hong Kong, Professor Kam Wing Chong has been an active pianist and educator. Since his first public concert, he has been performing in Asia, Australia, Europe, and America including the Carinthia Summer Festival, International Holland Music Sessions and Aspen Music Festival.

Professor Kam has also collaborated with world-renowned conductors and orchestras in the past including Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

An international competition prize winner, Kam studied with Professor Eleanor Wong and Boris Berman. He received full scholarships from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Asian Cultural Council, Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and Yale University for his studies in the HKAPA, Aspen Music Festival, and Yale University School of Music. He was also awarded the Honorary Fellowship by the Graduate House of the University of Hong Kong and was named the Outstanding Music Educator by several organisations.

Professor Kam currently teaches at the HKAPA and Hong Kong Summer Music. He was appointed as Distinguished Professor at the Shanghai University Music School in 2019 and has been serving as adjudicators and guest lecturers in Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China. Over the years, his students have won international prizes and were accepted by famous music institutions around the world.

Kung Ka Ho Eddie
Kung Ka Ho Eddie

Born in Hong Kong. Kung Ka Ho began studying zhongruan with Mr. Sébastien Lai Ka-tai at the age of 13 and has been guided by zhongruan performer and composer Liu Xing and zhongruan performer Pan I-Tung. He is graduating from the Bachelor of Music(Honours) Degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in ruan under the guidance of Mr.Sébastien Lai Ka-tai and minoring in yueqin with Professor Lui Kwan-on. He is now studying in Master of Music programme with the support of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship, majoring in Ruan under Professor Lui Kwan-on.

Kung has also hosted radio programs in recent years. He is currently a host on RTHK Radio 4, presenting “Music Academy" where he introduces interesting facts and stories about both Western and Chinese music, promoting and popularizing classical music and Chinese music.

Kung is currently a freelance musician with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He has participated in the orchestra’s concert tour to Shanghai, Xi'an, Shenzhen, and Jinan. He has also served as a freelance musician with the Macau Chinese Orchestra. He enjoys doing new collaborations, daydreaming and thinking about life.

Colette Lam
Colette Lam

Colette has performed lead roles with renowned conductors and directors, including Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen under the Baton of Yves Abel and Director Jean-Romain Vesperini, Romilda in Handel’s Serse under the Baton François-Xavier Roth, Juliette in Gounod’s Romèo et Juliette with Director Arnaud Bernard and conductor Benjamin Pionnier, Violetta in La Traviata with Nic Muni as well as Frasquita in Carmen with Jennifer William and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with MET Conductor Pierre Vallet. Colette’s recent operatic appearance is Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under the Baton of Lochlan Brown in Fiera di Primiero, Italy.

Other major operatic roles include in Rigoletto, Violetta in La Traviata, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore (Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra), Maria Stuarda in Maria Stuarda , Norina in Don Pasquale,, Marie in La fille du regiment , Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Opera Hong Kong), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Opera Hong Kong), Mimi (cover) in La bohème, Rosina in La finta semplice, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (HKAPA), Amina in La sonnambula (Brent Opera) in London and Rosina in Il barbiere di siviglia (Opera Lyrica) in Oxford. Besides, Colette has been performing as soloist in Hong Kong with Hong Kong Art Festival, Hong Kong Bach Choir, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese University, and The Learners’ Chorus.

Apart from appearing as soloist in operas, Colette has been invited to perform in different projects, highlights including Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Abay Opera House in Amalty, Kazakstan, Esplanade in Singapore, St John’s Smith Square in London, and Colston Hall in Bristol. She is involved as a soloist in the ground-breaking VR project HOME X presented by the Barbican in London HOME X has been nominated in the UK Theatre Award 2023.

In the earlier years in her career, she advanced as a semi-finalist in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition in 2013, one of the awardees in La Fondation Michelle in Luxemburg and also a scholarship awardee from Overseas Postgraduate Study Scholarship, Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund in Hong Kong to study with Dennis O’Neill CBE at Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff.

Gauze Lam
Gauze Lam

Gauze, a versatile freelance Costume Coordinator, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Costume Designer, graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2012. With experience accumulated in various types of performances, including drama, musicals, opera, dance, Chinese opera, film, and concerts, she has participated in numerous internationally acclaimed large-scale productions, providing her the opportunity to visit different cities.

Fiona Kizzie Lee
Fiona Kizzie Lee

Graduated with first class honours at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (BA Hons., Music), Fiona Kizzie Lee received the Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship 2016/17 to pursue her Master’s degree in Musicology at King’s College London (UK), which she graduated with a distinction (2017). She then moved to Basel (CH), pursuing a further Master’s in Medieval Music Performance (2019), and another Master’s of Specialized Performance in Renaissance Music (2019) at the early music institute, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She is now reading a doctorate in Musicology at the University of Zurich with the support of the Graduate Start-Up fund and the UZH Candoc Grant.

Specialising in Recorder and Keyboard instruments, Fiona performs internationally as a soloist and with her ensembles. Her ensemble, Ensemble Pampinea, is the winner of the London Early Music Young Ensemble Competition (2022, UK), as well as a finalist of the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sansoucci (2023, DE). She has performed at the London International Early Music Festival (2023, UK), the Salzburg Festtage alte und neue Musik (2023, AT), Muzyka w raju (2023, PL), Seviqc Brezice (2023, SI), among others.

Fiona is also an educator in early music, frequently giving talks, lectures, and master classes internationally and especially in Hong Kong. Internationally some of the classes she taught include Renaissancemusikwoche (2022, DE) and the International Summer School of Early Music in Valtice (2023, CZ). Fiona devoted herself particularly in organizing numerous concerts and lectures in Hong Kong and East Asia to raise the interest and awareness of the public in early music. Together with L'Artiste, she spoke and performed at HKUST Center for the Arts (Artist-in-residence 2017/18), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Education University of Hong Kong etc., and in Macau (2018) and Japan (2015).

John LEE
John LEE

Hailed as "a young but immense pianist" displaying "his absolute control and unwavering technique, combined with elegance, natural phrasing" (La Verdad, críticas de música), John Lee has quickly won over audience and critics alike over his début performance with the Murcia Symphony Orchestra (ÖSRM) in Spain, which was described as a "surpassing performance over the preceded'.

John has been a frequent winner in international competitions. He was awarded the First Prize in the Watford International Piano Competition, CLAMO International piano competition, Hong Kong International Piano Open competition and He was the recipient of the Hopkinson Gold Medal in RCM Chappell medal competition. He also won the Silver Medallist in the 16th Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia and in the 79th Steinway and Sons International Youth Competition.

A recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, he obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studying with Ms Julie Kuok and professor Gabriel Kwok. Upon graduation, he achieved his Master's degree at the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Russian pedagogue Dina Parakhina.

John has been a frequent performer around the globe, he has performed extensively in the UK, Spain and China. Recently in 2021 & 2023, John was invited to perform in the RTHK Beethoven 250th anniversary project and the Rachmaninoff 150th anniversary concert series. Both concerts are broadcasted and extremely well received.

Lee Kwok Ki Joseph
Lee Kwok Ki Joseph

Lee Kwok Ki Joseph graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and later pursued his master's programme in performance at Northwestern University.

Throughout his education career, Joseph has organised courses and taught students from primary to university levels, not to mention the public talks for youngsters and adults alike, on music appreciation and history.

As a performer, Joseph has always strived hard to bring music of various repertoire on different instruments to the audience.

In the past decade, since the establishment of the L’Artiste, Joseph has been dedicated to presenting to the local music lovers the wonders of early western music and the early music instruments rarely seen in the local scene.

Lawrence Lee
Lawrence Lee

Lawrence Lee graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Arts in Cultural Management, and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with BFA (Hons) Degree in Stage Management. Lee was awarded a scholarship by the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship for three consecutive years from 1995 to 1997, and in 1997 also awarded Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship (Overseas), leading to an internship in New York as Stage Manager for American Opera Projects Inc. He also won Best Youth Stage Management Award at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2001.

Lee has worked for numerous local and overseas performing groups as Production Manager, Stage Manager and Deputy Stage Manager, including as Production Manager of various Yam Kim Fai and Pak Suet Sin Charitable Foundation productions - Dream of the West Chamber, Princess Cheung Ping, The Reincarnation of Red Plum and The Butterfly and the Red Pear Blossoms. He was Artist-in-residence in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Lee has also designed various exhibitions for the Hong Kong Film Archive, Concept Arranger for Eason Chan’s The Easy Ride Concert, and Assistant Director, Set and Costume Designer for Utopia, Momentarily. In 2022, he was co-curator of the Technical Arts Festival which was organised by The Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers.

Lee is currently a freelancer, and the Chairman of The Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers (HKATTS).

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Jacky Leung
Jacky Leung

Foremost saxophone player Jacky Leung has won over 10 first prizes & other prizes in various international music competitions. He is also the first saxophonist awarded a full scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund (Local Studies).

Jacky was invited as a guest soloist and chamber group in many local & international events and radio broadcasts. In 2023, he was invited to perform in Hong Kong Arts Festival. In May, he was invited to play in Hacken Lee’s pop concert as opening musician. In July, his founding group, Lucky 6 brass brand was also invited to play as the only instrument group in the reception to celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR of the People’s Republic of China.

Jacky also conducted masterclasses and workshops in international institutions and important events. In 2023, he was invited as Hong Kong representative to join the Asian Saxophone Festival conducting masterclasses & performing solo in concert. He also became the committee member in organizing the 2024 Asian Saxophone congress.

Besides, Jacky also performed with many worldwide renowned artists including Kenneth Tse, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Philippe Geiss etc.

Being the member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Ltd., Jacky has been nonstop working on different composition and arrangement works. He premiered his composition in the NASA Conference in 2019 and his recent micro movie music 'Accident' had won the silver prize in the 2022 Microfilm Production Support Scheme.

Jacky is currently the Music Director of the Music Children Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong International Single Reed Association, first-call saxophonist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, score advisor of HK Phil & part time lecturer of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Jacky is also a Vandoren artist.

Li Hang Tsun, Rachel
Li Hang Tsun, Rachel

Li has started learning erhu from Mr. Cheung Kwong-sing and Mr. Cheung Wai-fung since the age of seven. She has been prize-winners for various music competitions, including the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Li is now doing her master’s degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), under the guidance of Ms. Zhou Yi (Erhu), Ms. Zhang Chong-xue (Erhu) and Mr. Ngai Kwun-wa (Banhu).

Li is an active performer in numerous performing arts groups, including HKAPA Academy Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Taoist Orchestra, Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association, to name yet a few. She, as an orchestral member, has made overseas performance in Singapore, Macau, Mainland China, etc. Li is currently the Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, HKAPA Academy Chinese Orchestra and the awardee of Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund in 2022/23.

Elise Liu
Elise Liu

Elise Liu is an enthusiastic performer, chamber musician and educator of the percussive arts. She is passionate about promoting contemporary percussion music and collaborating with fellow musicians to create innovative projects. She received her Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music (ESM) in the United States, and her Master of Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Music Lausanne in Switzerland. Her professors include renowned soloists and composers such as Michael Burritt, Emmanuel Séjourné, Vassilena Serafimova, Arnaud Stachnick & Simone Rubino. Her overseas studies were fully funded by the Dean’s Performance Award from ESM, the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence, the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music & Dance Fund. Elise has also received many prestigious awards, such as First Prize at the Australian Marimba Competition 2019 and the International Young Musician Award at the 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Elise has had rich and varied experience performing as a soloist, in chamber ensembles, wind ensembles, symphony orchestras, as well as contemporary music ensembles. She has given multiple performances with leading chamber groups such as the Eastman Percussion Ensemble and the Society of Contemporary Music Lausanne. Besides music, Elise has a keen interest in language and literature. She is a fluent speaker of Cantonese, Mandarin, English and French.

Irene Lo
Irene Lo

A former coryphée of Hong Kong Ballet who has performed numerous lead roles, Irene Lo has worked closely with HKB for over a decade. Currently, she is the Associate Director of Training for HKB’s Classical Ballet Training Programme and a part-time faculty member at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). In 2022, she obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Dance with distinction at HKAPA with a full scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund.

During 2021-2023, Lo was Rehearsal Mistress for the children who danced in HKB’s Peter Pan, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and The Nutcracker. In 2018, she was a project coordinator for Scottish Ballet’s Hansel & Gretel. As a certified yoga and aerial yoga instructor, Lo teaches ballet and yoga at City Contemporary Dance Company and Hong Kong Dance Company. In the past decade, she has been a guest teacher in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Malaysia, Indonesia and Macau.

Her choreographic work includes the TV ad for a Cheung Kong/ Sun Hung Kai Property, Hello Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, featuring celebrities Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chan and Sammi Cheng, True Light College’s 150th-anniversary musical, Three As One Theatre drama ‘No Name’ and ‘The Gay Game 11 Hong Kong 2023 – opening ceremony.

Lo’s accolades include ‘Most Promising Dancer’ from Friends of Hong Kong Ballet and ‘Outstanding Performance of the Year’ from the Hong Kong Dance Alliance. Additionally, Lo was Chief Executive Manager of the Asian Grand Prix (AGP) in 2013-2015 and served as a jury member in the Manila, Malaysia, AGP, Canaan International Competitions and Dance World Cup.

Luk Wai Chun
Luk Wai Chun

Luk Wai Chun earned his Doctor of Music degree (D. Mus.) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His compositions incorporate musical elements from different cultures. He is one of the directors in Hong Kong Composer Guild. He went to the University of South Florida (USF) as a visiting scholar to study jazz music and conduct research on Latin American Music. Later, he traveled to Cuba, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil for conducting music fieldwork on Latin American music. During his doctoral study, Luk received various scholarships, including the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Scholarship, the ICS Mok Hing Cheong Postgraduate Scholarship, and the Music Scholarship (Local Studies) from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund.

Wai-Chun collaborated with different music groups, artists and organisation, for example, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Musicus Society, Hong Kong Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, Nanjing Chinese Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company (Singapore), Ensemble Mise-en (USA), Red Chamber (Canada) and Tacet(i) Ensemble (Thailand), etc. His Chinese instrumental work “Tan-Tiao Rock” won the Gold Prize in Combination of Musical Instruments of the Same Category in 2021 "Dunhuang Award" for Chinese Chamber Music, another pipa solo work "Jazz Pipa” earned the Silver Award in Dunhuang Award for New Works for Pipa Solo in 2017.

Other compositions of Wai-Chun were featured at the 2023 Shanghai International Music Festival, 67th International Rostrum of Composers (Serbia), São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival (Brazil), ISCM World New Music Days 2017 (Canada).

Christy Ma
Christy Ma

Christy Ma is a Hong Kong-born and raised artist currently based in Helsinki. She has attained her MA double degree at Uniarts Helsinki and Goethe University Frankfurt in Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research and BA from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Contemporary Dance. She is an accomplished performer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist.

Christy has worked with renowned dance companies such as City Contemporary Dance Company and Guangdong Modern Dance Company, and was awarded the female solo Champion for the 2020 Seoul International Dance Competition, highlighting her exceptional talent and skill.

Driven by a desire to use the physical body to express one's mind beyond words, Christy's works often focus on the humanities in relation to social and political issues. Through her art, she seeks to find a way of life that connects individuals and communities and explores the possibilities of art to create positive change in the world. Overall, Christy is a versatile and innovative artist whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional art forms and explores new ways of expressing the human experience.

Mak Kwok Fai
Mak Kwok Fai

Graduate from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Queensland University of Technology. He has worked alma mater as Lecturer (Lighting) from 2000-2018, he also collaborate with different performing units in commercial and cultural fields in various cities for many years and participated in the design and consultancy of the lighting systems for shopping malls, buildings and performance venues. His work with “Shenren Chang” (Harmony between Gods and Men), “Rite of Spring” and “The Last Song” for Hong Kong Ballet has nominated for the Best Visual Effect in 2017, 2020 and 2022 Hong Kong Dance Award. Recent works include: “KOLOR TOUCHDOWN 2023” (KK LIVE), “Death Duet” (Zuni Icosahedron) and “Tai Kwun Prison Yard Festival: Music from within” (Tai Kwun)

Ng Kai Hei
Ng Kai Hei

Ruan musician of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Ng received training of Zhongruan and Liuqin under To Siu Ming at the age of 9. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree, as well as a Master of Music, both at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majored in Zhongruan and minored in Yueqin under the tutelage of acclaimed Yueqin and Zhongruan performer Prof. Lui Kwan On. During his study, he received the 2021-2022 Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship.

Recent performances: in 2022, he performed the Zhongruan concerto In Remembrance of Yunnan at the HKCO ‘A Night of Concerti’ concert; he also gave a highly-praised performance of the solo Song of the Sun and the Moon at the Academy Chinese Orchestra Gala Concert – ‘A Sonic Banquet at the Moon Pavilion’.

Aside from performing, Ng engrosses and dedicates himself towards promoting Ruan. In 2023, his commissioned arrangement of “The Four Seasons – Winter” for Yangqin and Ruan was premiered in ‘HKCO4U - Ruan Trio’ Concert.

Phoebe Tam
Phoebe Tam

Phoebe Tam obtained her Bachelor of Music degree and Professional Diploma from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, subsequently obtaining her Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York on full scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. She was one of the Young Artists in the Jockey Club Opera Hong Kong Young Artist Programme.

Tam won the regional round of the 32nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, participating in the Amsterdam final rounds. She was a semi-finalist in the Mondial Chinese Vocalist Concours in Taipei. Tam’s operatic roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Norina in Don Pasquale, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Mimi and Musetta in La bohème, Violetta in La traviata, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte, Micaëla in Carmen, Cupidon in Orphée aux enfers and Metella in La vie parisienne etc.

Tsang Wing Fai
Tsang Wing Fai

A freelance choreographer and performer wandering between street dance, contemporary dance, and theater performances, with a bachelor degree in Architectural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received a full scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund in 2021 and graduated with Distinction in the Master of Fine Arts in Dance, specializing in Choreography at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2023.

She staged her first personal work, “Infiltrated,” in the “New Force in Motion” Series in 2019 and participated in a multidisciplinary creation in the “Choreographer and Composer Lab” from West Kowloon in 2022. In recent years, she has also performed for various choreographers including Kingsan LO, Justyne LI, Zelia TAN, Victor FUNG, and KT YAU. She was also awarded numerously in different street dance competitions and battles in the past decade.

She wishes to reorganize and construct her languages in movement and creation with her diversified artistic background to respond to the shaken values in this uncertain world.

Maria Assunta Wan
Maria Assunta Wan

A slasher, crossing the roles of writer, performer, arts administrator, producer, marketer, hotel manager and organic food producer, Maria had worked for the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, Cathay Pacific, DanceArt, West Kowloon Cultural District and currently Lai Chi Wo Hakka Life Experience Village. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in Comparative Literature. With an urge to explore the world, she had spent time in Argentina, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, Iran and Hawaii. Specialising in dance, she has been copywriting, editing and translating for WING Platform for Performance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Dance, City Contemporary Dance Company and Jumping Frames.

Jan Wong
Jan Wong

Jan Wong specializes in set and costume design, with recent theatrical credits including: Special Delivery 2: Politely Intractable Still; Heading West 3: The Final Trail; The Massage King; Hu Xue Yan, my Dear; Deling and Cixi; Principle; The Miracles of the Namiya General Store; Pa Pa Magician; Frankenstein: Relive; The Void; Luna Gale; Always by your Side; The Ward; The Shape of Things; Good Times, Best Friend; The Woman wears Kenzo; That’s not True; Table for Two; The Prove; We Are Gay; The Top Restaurant; Show Me Your Love; Scapin in Jianghu, Chap.2023; and Love & Samsara.

Wong’s musical and operatic work includes: The Originals; Breathing at Zero; Songs of Portrait; Markus-Passion (BWV247); Hercules at the Crossroads; People Come People Go; Freespace Jazz Fest: Jazz Imaginarium, Angelita Li sings Billie Holiday—feat. Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra and Ted Lo & Eugene Pao, Love Streams; And I Am What I Am - A Tribute to Leslie Cheung.

His dance work includes: The Island Whispers…; The Last Dance; Waiting Heart; Dance of Strings; Reveries of the Red Chamber; Nezha: untold solitude; Tenacity of Being,The Battle; Re-mark II and Womanhood.

He has received set design awards for The Island Whispers…, Reveries of the Red Chamber, Hu Xue Yan, my Dear and, Nezha: untold solitude.

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WONG Ming-Hei Ronny
WONG Ming-Hei Ronny

Artistic director of Fellow dancers

Awardee of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship Scheme 2007-08

WONG is the co-founder of Fellow Dancers. He graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Contemporary dance. In 2007, he was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Scholarship and pursued a Master of Arts degree in Dance Performance at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, England.

During his stay in London from 2007 to 2012, WONG worked with renowned choreographers and organizations such as Lea Anderson, Luca Silvestrini, Maresa Von Stockert and Candoco Dance Company.

Since 2012, WONG has joined the dance faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is appointed the subject coordinator for (Applied Learning) taking a chance on dance since 2022.

WONG's choreographic works include Thea and Passion of the Earth. Besides serving as an outreach programme facilitator of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series for four years, WONG also curated the key performance for the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner and 25th Anniversary Hong Kong Reunification Raceday at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Paige Wong
Paige Wong

Paige Wong graduated from the School of Dance of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2002 with the Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts (Hons), majoring in Modern Dance and Choreography. Wong has participated in the World Alliance Festival Global Dance in Germany in 2002. Her past performances also include The Journey to the Lion Rock for the Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company, The Chinese Martial Arts Dance Series: Episode III for Mirinda Chin Dance Company and “Rice, Spices, Zen & Colour” Environmental Dance for Hong Kong choreographer Pui Sui Fai. 2012 she got two years scholarship of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund for studying flamenco in Spain and she graduated from the flamenco school of Fundacion Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco in 2014 with the Diploma. In 2014, she was performed "Museo del Flamenco" in Spain, "FLAMENCHINO" with flamenco performers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It was the first time that flamenco was performed by all chinese and received a good local response. In 2018, she got performance funding from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to produce the flamenco dance work "Ida y Vuelta". In April 2019, she participated in the latest film "Love After Love" by renowned director Ann Hui and served as a choreographer. In December of the same year, she participated in the Barcelona Flamenco Ballet in China dance tour. Wong is now working as a flamenco tutor, dancer and choreographer, by doing so, she wishes to introduce the Art of Flamenco to different level of the public community.

Rhythmie Wong
Rhythmie Wong

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Rhythmie has performed numerous solo recitals in the United States, Europe and Asia. Performances have brought her to the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York and Jordan Hall in Boston. She has also been invited to participate in a series of broadcasted charity concerts in Cambodia. She had been featured by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Radio France, Radio Television Hong Kong, TVK Cambodia, Teledifusao de Macau, as well as the Hong Kong Educational Television. Orchestral appearances have included the Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Suedwestfallen Symphony Orchestra, Northampton Symphony Orchestra and Ealing Symphony Orchestra, among others. The “Ten Best Young Artistes” award was bestowed to her in Hong Kong. In 2022 December, her debut Solo CD ‘Evolving Fantasia’ was released. It was immediately featured and positively reviewed by France Musique, Radio France and WDR, Cologne.

She won the 1st Prize, Audience Prize and Best Interpretation Award of a Croatian composition in the Karlovac International Piano Competition, 1st Prize in the Valletta International Piano Competition, 1st Prize in the New York International Artist Piano Competition and the Dorothy Mackenzie Artist Recognition Award.

Rhythmie started piano lessons at the age of three and was soon admitted to the Junior Program of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree under the tutelage of Professor Eleanor Wong. With the guidance of Professor Victor Rosenbaum, she completed her Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory. Rhythmie also excels in academic work that she was on the Dean’s list during her studies in Boston. She has graduated with top mark from the Concert Exam Degree, the highest European Performance Degree, in the Cologne University of Music and Dance with Professor Claudio Martinez- Mehner.

Wong Sum Ho
Wong Sum Ho

Co-Principal Huqin and Principal Gaohu of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He is an awardee of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship (2019-20).

Wong graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Master of Music, double major in gaohu and erhu under Yu Qiwei and Wong On-yuen in 2021, and Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree with first class honours in 2019. During his studies, he was the winner of the 2016-17 Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concerto Trial, and was awarded Dr. & Mrs. George Choa Memorial Scholarships(Music) (2019-20), First Initiatives Music Scholarship (2016-17) and the Cecil Leong Scholarship (2015-16).

Recently, Wong awarded the 2nd Dunhuang Cup - NAFA Singapore International Erhu Competition 2022 Open Category Gold (Category Winner).

In October 2020, Wong performed the gaohu concerto The Butterfly Lovers at the HKCO’s Opening Concert of the 44th Orchestral Season, ‘One Hundred Chinese Music Classics Select - The Timeless Spring River and Ambush‘ on the second-generation dragon-head, round resonator, model of the Eco-Gaohu (Cantonese Style). The occasion marked the debut of this newly reformed instrument in the Eco-Huqin series developed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Wong also gave the world premiere of Yu Lefu’s gaohu suite, Infinite Time (Guang Nian Wu Xian), at the Lang Lang Concert Hall of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou, in November 2019.

Vanessa Wong
Vanessa Wong

Young Steinway Artist Vanessa Wai Yin Wong was the recipient of several international awards. Among many of the awards she received since she was young, she was the youngest First Prize Winner of the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in Australia, Second Prize Winner of the 17th Hilton Head International Piano Competition in the USA, the youngest Gold Medal winner in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz with five special prizes.

Wong appeared in solo performances with a number of orchestras, among many of them were the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Canberra Symphony Orchestra of Australia, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, New Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia of USA, and the Macao Orchestra. She has also worked alongside distinguished conductors, including Edo de Waart, Edwin Outwater, John Morris Russell, and Dorian Wilson.

She has given recitals at major venues such as the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Salle Cortot of Paris, Steinway Hall of New York, Carnegie Hall of New York, Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall, Poly Theatres of China, and other cities such as Brisbane; Canberra; Washington D.C.; Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Egypt. She has also appeared at various music festivals, including the Opening of the Newport International Festival in the USA, the 39th and the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festivals, the Hong Kong City Hall Virtuosi Series, the 2020 and 2022 recital series by Premiere Performance of Hong Kong. As an active chamber musician, she has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Dan Zhu and Jamal Aliyev. She is also an active member of the Chamber Music Society of Yale Club of Hong Kong and has performed frequently with other members.

In 2019, Wai Yin released her debut CD: Liszt’s Transcriptions from Operas by Auber and Verdi, under the Naxos label. The CD has received acclaim by the Gramophone Magazine as ‘impressive, innate musicality and technical mastery.’

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Wai Yin completed the highly selective Artist Diploma program at the Yale School of Music. Before that, she completed her Bachelor of Music degree with First-class honors at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and a Master of Music Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Her teachers include Gabriel Kwok, Hui Ling, Boris Slutsky, and Boris Berman

Wong was the recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, the Lady Fung Scholarship, and the Asian Cultural Council Scholarship. She was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Hong Kong Government in recognition of her outstanding achievements in promoting international arts and cultural activities.

Yeung Ching Ho Grammy
Yeung Ching Ho Grammy

Yeung Ching Ho Grammy attained her Master of Music degree, majoring in zheng, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and is a music major graduate from the University of Hong Kong. She started her Guzheng training under Chin King in 2003, and is currently under the guidance of Dr. Xu Lingzi. She was awarded Rayson Huang Scholarship in Music at the University of Hong Kong from 2017 to 2019 and Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund scholarship from 2019 to 2021.

Yeung received the gold medal in The 6th International Zheng Contest’s Professional Youth Group. She is featured as one of the finalists in Young Music Makers 2017 of RTHK 4 and was invited to hold various solo recitals in Tai Kwun, Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong and University Museum and Art Gallery. She participated in Musicus Society’s concerts and was recently chosen to be Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra’s intern and joined their concerts. She is currently EdUHK’s guest instrumental tutor.

Eric Yip
Eric Yip

Yip is currently a member of the Romer String Quartet, LENK Quartet and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He has been playing solo and chamber recitals in Japan, United States, China, Taiwan and Malaysia and also as a soloist with different orchestras in Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He has recently performed the Dvorak cello concerto with the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Orchestra in Malaysia.

He had been featured in the Hong Kong Arts festival, Beare’s Premier Music Festival chamber music concerts and as a resident artist in the 2nd Toolbox international Creative Academy. He was the cello principal in the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in 2010 and a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra in 2008.

Besides being a performer, he was also being invited by the LCSD to hold cello masterclasses in the Hong Kong Youth Music Camp in 2016 and 2017 respectively and was the guest conductor of the Ipoh Strings. In 2022, we was being invited as the adjudicator of the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows (Symphony Orchestra).

He has been on the faculty of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Hong Kong Education University since 2020 and 2023 respectively. He was invited to be the resident ensemble for Hong Kong Chinese University for two times in 2015-2016 (Romer) and 2022-2023 (Lenk).

Yip was a recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance and Music Fund for his Master’s degree of Music in the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Prior to the CCPA, He graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. His main teachers were Chai Hon Fong, Ray Wang, John Sharp and Richard Hirschl.

Gigi Yiu
Gigi Yiu

Gigi Yiu is a multifaceted artist, educator, show director, and performer with more than 20 years of experience in the arts and culture sector, both locally and internationally. She is the founder of MOVIN'GRID, a versatile space in Central that supports and showcases various forms of artistic expression and collaboration. Since 2017, Gigi has curated over 50 events and artist workshops at MOVIN'GRID.

Gigi has an Advanced (Honours) Certificate in Tap Dance from the UK and has received training in France and New York. She has worked as a full-time actress with the Shiki Theatre Company, touring nationally with the popular Broadway musical "Crazy for You." In 2014, She was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship completed her master's degree at the Guildford School of Acting in the UK and interned as an assistant movement director for Hollywood actress Kim Cattrall and actors trained by Jacques Lecoq.

Gigi has garnered recognition for her notable roles in musicals and has been nominated for prestigious theatre awards in the category of "Best Actress." She choreographed for various theatre groups and collaborated with commercial programmes as a program director. She currently serves as a part-time Dance Lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and contributes as the Dance Vice Chairperson of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Awardees Association. Next year, she will be appointed as one of the judges for the HK Dance Awards and HK Drama Awards.

Heidi Yu
Heidi Yu

Heidi Yu is a dance science educator, researcher and professional ballet dancer born in Hong Kong. Strongly committed to the integration of scientific advances into dance training, in 2020 she joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) School of Dance as Lecturer of Dance Science. She focuses on developing and promoting a holistic approach to healthy dance training, and bridging the gap between evidence-based data and conventional practices.

As a dancer, Ms Yu underwent rigorous professional ballet training, earning widespread recognition for her exceptional achievements in various prestigious international ballet competitions, including the Prix de Lausanne, Seoul International Dance Competition, and the Beijing International Ballet Invitational for Dance Schools. She was a dancer with the Houston Ballet, performing in numerous productions and touring in North and Central America. She has also participated in contemporary dance productions in Hong Kong, where she began her teaching career at some of the leading local studios, as well as schools in the United Kingdom and China (Beijing, Macau, and London).

Driven by her curiosity to optimize dance training, Ms Yu obtained a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance at the HKAPA, followed by a Master of Science (MSc) in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. During her education, She has received the generous support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. Additionally, she is a certified Pilates instructor, and she is currently pursuing training in the Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Education Program.