CARMEN X THE MAGIC FLUTE, 2019
Kwok Hin Rachel
Hong Kong Soprano Rachel Kwok Hin recently received the Espoir Prize in the 19th Osaka International Music Competition. Besides her busy performing and teaching career, she serves in the church as music minister, sharing her belief with music.
She performs extensively as a soloist and chorister, from Baroque to contemporary music. Her recent operatic roles include Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. Recent highlights including performance of Pulitzer-winning opera Angel’s Bone by Du Yun (Asia premiere), in New Vision Art Festival 2018, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and Mass in B minor, with Bachfest Malaysia, St. John Passion, and Ein feste Burg, with Hong Kong Bach Festival, staged version of Ich habe Genug, Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata), and Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen, with SingFest Choral Academy.
Rachel’s desire in pursuit of music was ignited by MusiCall and Resonance Chanters, both Hong Kong-based Christian choral ensembles focus on evangelizing through music and serving the church by providing musical training.
She obtained the Advance Diploma in Opera & Vocal Studies from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, under the tutelage of Madam Ella Kiang and Professor Hsu Wei-en. Rachel’s study in HKAPA is generously supported by the Hong Kong Government Scholarship Fund. In additional, she holds the Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology from the Hong Kong Baptist University.