Kong Oi Yan Dorathy
Soprano Dorathy Kong graduated from Kingston University of London and Hong Kong Baptist University. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Hon) degree, majoring in piano and vocal, and a Master of Music degree, majoring in Choral Conducting. She obtained ATCL Recital in Piano and LTCL Recital in Voice from Trinity College, London.
As a music educator, Dorathy continued her study in education and obtained a diploma in Early Childhood Activity, Children and Adolescents Development Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma of Education from several universities. To provide quality music education, Dorathy established Amazing Voices Music Centre in 2009. In recent years she focuses on the Dalcroze Teaching Method and has become a founding member of the Hong Kong Dalcroze Quartet committed in promoting the Dalcroze Teaching Method.
As a Opera Hong Kong chorus member, Dorathy has participated in several opera productions and choral performances. She now works with Opera Hong Kong Children’s Chorus, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, school choirs of several schools and private vocal/piano teaching.
Kong Oi Sim Joanne
Kong holds a Bachelor of Art Degree (Music) from The University of Hong Kong and Master of Arts in Music (Distinction) from Hong Kong Baptist University with major in choral conducting. During her studies, she received Helen Moore-Williams Music Prize and Scholastic Award. She has attained CT ABRSM and Certificate of Advanced Piano Performance from Kingston University. She was the Chief Accompanist of Southern District Children’s Choir and now the Head of Music Department in a Secondary School. Besides, she was the champion of Vocal Solo in Hong Kong School Music Festival, and she also led the school choir and won the title of “The Best Secondary School Mixed Voice Choir” and “The Best Secondary School Girls’ Choir” respectively. She received the Outstanding Education Award in The Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition.
Poon Tsz Wai Pearly
As a pianist and singer, Pearly first graduated with Bachelor of Music in Kingston University, London with first class honors while later she obtained her Master of Arts in Music with distinction in Hong Kong Baptist University. Pearly’s major music mentors include Dr. Karl Lo, Dr. Tiwei Chen, Miss Ella Kiang, Professor Fu Guihua and Mr. Bastien Tai. Under the coaching of the above mentors, Pearly was awarded with the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music and the Licentiate of the Trinity College London. Pearly is also a frequent participant in international music competitions and festivals. Pearly is currently active in music education as a piano, singing and choral teacher. Moreover, she is now pursuing her Doctoral degree in music education.
Wu Pak Yin Joseph
Joseph Wu graduated with a Graduate Certificate (Voice) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s (GSMD) Artist Masters Programme, under the tutelage of Marcus van den Akker; and obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) studying with Mr. Albert Lim. Joseph also received singing lessons from Professor Ian Partridge.
Joseph has performed numerous operatic roles including Sodatto II in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Camille in Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow”, Flute in Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Mosquito in Leoš Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” to name a few. Joseph was a member of the Opera Hong Kong Chorus.
During his studies at the GSMD, Joseph has sung in Neil Jenkins’ master class, and performed with the BBC Opera. He frequently appeared as a tenor soloist in various concerts and church masses in London.Apart from being an accomplished classical singer and choral conductor, Joseph performs a wide range of repertoire from jazz and Broadway musicals to acappella music.
Chu Kam Wing Daniel
Daniel Chu is the holder of ABRSM Diploma in Piano Performance of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and obtained LTCL Diploma in Piano Recital of the Trinity College London, Master Degree of Musicology of the Central Conservatory of Music. Mentors of Daniel included Jame Yim and Dr. Timothy Li for the piano. During his study at CCOM, he studied Choral Conducting with Professor Wu Lingfen.
Currently he takes up different posts in various churches and organizations, serving as a pianist at the church, choir and praise team band. With over ten years of experience working in music, he dedicated himself to piano teaching and performing.
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 got his Bachelor Degree of Arts (Music) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and received piano training under Wong Mei Ling. Currently Karl 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 has been invited regularly to give solo recitals across the UK. During her years in university, she has also been an active member of various choirs and symphony orchestras, where she served as principal flute and piccolo. Katie completed internships with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera Hong Kong and later earned her Master’s Degree in Management at University of Sheffield.
Upon returning to Hong Kong, she began her career as professional piano accompanist and music educator. In 2013, she was invited as a guest speaker for an early childhood music education seminar held in Xiamen. She now works as a theatre production manager, children’s choir senior supervisor and freelance pianist.
Ho Wing Shan Hilary
Hilary Ho earned her Bachelor Degree of Arts (Hon.) in Music, Piano Performance with first class in Hong Kong Baptist University, where she studied piano with Ms Hui Ling. She also studied piano with Dr. Yap Man-Shan, harpsichord and organ under the guidance of Professor David Chung and Ms Wong Kin-Yu. She was the keyboardist of HKBU Symphony Orchestra and continuo keyboardist of Collegium Musicum Hong Kong during her studies.
Ho has performed extensively in many international music festivals. She was also the recipient of the HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship in 2013 and 2014. She is currently a research assistant at the Hong Kong Baptist University and piano accompanist for many choirs.