Principal Violist, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Faculty, HKAPA, HKBU, CUHK
MM, BM (Violin Performance), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
PD (Viola Performance), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Hong Kong-native Andrew Ling is a concert violist and violinist, conductor, and music educator. Currently Principal Violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew has garnered acclaim for his orchestral playing and solo recitals worldwide. His appearances as concert soloist have included the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and the China Film Orchestra.
Andrew’s journey with music began at six, where he studied violin with the late Professor Lin Yaoji at the Central Conservatory of music, Beijing. He went on to pursue Violin Performance at Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, Mauricio Fuks, Alan de Veritch and the late Ik-hwan Bae, and was a protégé of Cho-Liang Lin at Rice University.
After returning to Hong Kong, Andrew continued his career as a concert musician and conductor. He has played with many renowned musicians including Yu-Ja Wang, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Ning Feng, Michael Guttman and The Shanghai Quartet etc.
Outside the concert hall, Andrew is passionate about cultivating the next generation of musicians. He holds teaching positions at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Chinese University, and has also served as director of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme.
Dr. Dora Tsang
DMA (Piano Performance), University of Minnesota, School of Music
MM, PD (Piano Performance), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
BA (Piano Performance & Pedagogy), HKBU
Pianist Dora Tsang is a native of Hong Kong. She obtained the doctorate in piano performance at the University of Minnesota with a teaching position and a fellowship. Her doctoral mentors include pianist and conductor Timothy Lovelace and renowned competition juror, Lydia Artymiw. Tsang obtained both the Master of Music degree and Performer Diploma in Piano Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, during which she studied with Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition prizewinner Evelyne Brancart and American pianist Lee Phillips. Dora has played for many celebrated artists including Arnaldo Cohen, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Emile Naoumoff, James Giles and Ya-Fei Chuang.
As a collaborative pianist, Dora has performed and worked extensively with musicians in the United States and Hong Kong. Dora has worked in the studios of many outstanding musicians and pedagogues including Edward Gazouleas, Kevork Mardirossian, Jorja Fleezanis and Brenda Brenner. She has recorded chamber music for RTHK and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Her future project includes performing all ten Beethoven violin sonatas in Hong Kong.
Dora Tsang was the recipient of many awards including the Artist Excellence Award at the Indiana University and the Judson and Barbara Bemis Graduate Fellowship. She was a Gold prize winner in the London Young Musician Competition, a finalist in the Coltman Chamber Music Competition and a semi-finalist in the Wideman International Piano Competition.
PD, BM (Clarinet Performance), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College London)
Hong Kong-born clarinetist Ms. Wing Yin Pang, Clarice was awarded the Music Dean Scholarship, Vivian N. Humphreys Bundy Scholarship, and Jacobs School of Music Scholarship to study at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree and Performance Diploma in Clarinet performance in 2019, under the tutelage of renowned Canadian Clarinetist James Campbell, who has performed as soloist with over 60 orchestras, including London Symphony and Montreal Symphony. She also received the Premiere Young Artist Award for her exemplary achievements in her Performance Diploma.
Ms. Pang made her Carnegie Hall Debut as the winner of the third prize of the Concert Artist International Virtuoso Competition (Professional category) in March 2019 and won the Second Prize in the Golden Classical Music Award (Professional category) in 2018.
Ms Pang has performed in many cities including New York, Salzburg, Beijing Shanghai, Bangkok, and Macao. Ms Pang performed with Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra at the closing ceremony of the Shanghai Expo in 2010. In summer 2018, Ms Pang was selected to attend and perform at the Mozarteum Summer Music Festival in MOZARTEUM UNIVERSITY, Salzburg, Austria.
Ms Pang has performed with a number of orchestras, including Hong Kong Wind Philharmonic, Hong Kong Orchestra, Ensemble Traversée, Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, Ponte Singer and Orchestra, Macao Youth Orchestra. In 2012, she was the soloist for the annual concert of Fanling Lutheran Secondary School Symphony Band at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall with overwhelming response.