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The Hong Kong Young Chinese Orchestra 

The Hong Kong Young Chinese Orchestra was set up by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra with the purpose of inheriting the culture of Chinese music. Its members are young talented players from Hong Kong aged between 10 and 35. They are trained not only in musicianship and performing techniques but also in discipline and team spirit.

The members learn through stringent weekly practices, working closely with the other members and understanding the importance of playing music as part of an orchestra. They also have the opportunity to be trained by the conductors and seasoned instructors of the HKCO to improve their performing skills and musicianship, so as to establish a solid base in music. The Orchestra’s incumbent conductor is Rupert Woo Pak Tuen, winner of the Outstanding Young Conductor of Hong Kong Award of the Second International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music (2014).

Besides regular rehearsals, members of the Orchestra also participate in performances and exchanges both in Hong Kong and overseas to broaden their horizon, share the joy of music with others, and expand their performance experience. Local performances include the ‘Chinese Music Fun! Fun! Fun!’ gala and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Chinese Music 360 Community Performance organized by the HKCO. In 2018, the Orchestra performed at the Sha Tin Festival’s ‘Melodious Erhu Showcase’ and the Hong Kong International Youth Chinese Music Festival. The Orchestra was also invited to participate in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary ‘HKCC & Friends’ Concert during 2018-19, the ‘Let's Fun@HKCC’ fun day commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and the ‘Haw Par Jolly Music Day’ in 2019. Overseas performances include ‘Macao International Youth Music Week’ in 2018, as well as exchanges and tours in the Greater Bay Area in 2019, where the Orchestra visited Macao, Shenzhen and Panyu and exchanged their music experiences with the local students.

Rupert Woo Pak Tuen - Conductor

Rupert Woo is currently Assistant Conductor (Education and Outreach) of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Conductor of the Hong Kong Young Chinese Orchestra, a freelance Instructor in Conducting at the Department of Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments of Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Resident Conductor of the Conservatory’s Chinese orchestra, and instructor on its postgraduate programme, a part-time lecturer and Conductor in the School of Music of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), conductor and erhu instructor of the Chinese orchestra on the Academy’s Junior Music Programme, and Resident Conductor of the Hong Kong Juvenile & Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra.


In 2014, Rupert was the First Runner-up in the Second International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music, and winner of the Outstanding Young Conductor of Hong Kong Award and the Audience Favourite award. So far, Rupert has guest-conducted the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Henan National Music Orchestra, the Academy Chinese Orchestra and the Academy Symphony Orchestra of HKAPA, Fanyin Chamber Orchestra of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble etc.


Born in Hong Kong, Rupert is the first Master in Conducting to come out of the HKAPA. He trained in conducting under Yan Huichang, and has also benefitted from the coaching of Xia Feiyun, Hu Bingxu, Qu Chunquan, Tsung Yeh, Zhang Guoyong and Zhang Lie.


Rupert Woo Pak Tuen

Section Tutor

Mak Ka Yin (Eco-Erhu, Eco-Gaohu,  Eco-Zhonghu)
Lee Meng-hsueh (Yangqin)                   
Chan Chi Yuk (Dizi)                                  
Cheung Wayn Tou (Eco-Gehu/Cello)
Chen I-ling (Liuqin / Ruan)
Huang Ying-ti (Sheng)  
Qi Hongwei (Eco-Bass Gehu/Double Bass)
Wong Yui Kiu (Pipa / Sanxian)
Liu Hai (Suona)
 
Iu Yan  (Zheng)
Lee Tsz Yan (Percussion)


Recruiting the members of 2020/2021

Details kindly refer to the Chinese version.

Download the Recruitment Details

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*Application deadline: 31/7/2020 (Friday)

Member of the HKYCO

Bangdi
Soprano Sheng
Yangqin
Liuqin
Eco-Erhu
Eco-Gaohu
*Ng Chung Ming
*Chew Jingyu
*Chan Wai Yee Myris
*Ng Yin Ting
*Chan Yu Chun
*Wu Hok Him Donald
Kwok Kai Ming Elvis
Leung Oscar
Tang Ho Ting
Hui Wing Po
*Yuen Yi Zhen
Lok Pui Yee
Sit Hok Him Adrian

Kwong See Ching
Mayumi Chow
Tang Chun Yin
Leung Stewart
Ip Chun Hin
Alto Sheng
Lucas Chavez
Fu Yin Chi
Tung Tsz Chim
Qing Yanzhang

Lee Tsz Long
Chan Ching Ue
Chan Pui Yin
Wong Hei Lam Hailey

Qudi
Choi Hoi Hin
Eco-Gehu
*Ng Ka Wing Karen
Bass Sheng
Daruan
Pipa
Wong Tsz Chin
*Tsui Chi Yin
*Lau Kak On Victoria
Mak Wing Chun
*Cheung Ka Ho
*Ng Kit Wing
Cheung Sui Yan
Chung Chi Lok
Xiong Da Ren

Zhao Jace Chak Hin
Lau Pui Ling Martha
Ma Ming Kwan
Wong Lik Kiu
Xiong Da Zhi
Soprano Suona
Lau Hiu Ling Miriam
Gu Eric

Wong Man Yi
Hui Tin Ming
Zhongruan
To Wing Yiu
heng Pak Lam Steven
Eco-Bass Gehu
Athena Chan
Tsoi Ho Sum
*Ng Justin Bai Shen
Wong Wai Yan
Ching Koon Fung
Chan Dui Yee

Wong Chi Sum
Liu Chun Yin
Leung Wai Yuet


Xindi
Kung Ka Ho
Eco-Zhonghu
Percussion
*Hai Lai Yin Perry
Alto Suona
Ip Pui Ching
Zheng
*Huang Wai Ling
*Kam Pok Man
*Wong Wan Ka
*Tong Hei Tung
Chen Wenjing
*Au Ho Yin Andy
Ho Chun Ip
Ng Ka Chai Matthew
Yim Wai Shing


*Li Kai Man
Mok Hoi Yan
Ip Pak Kan
Chong Yan Lok

Sanxian
Ng Yi Ting
Li Sheung Kwan
Yeung Lam Yan


*Zhao Ze Hui
Cheung Ki
Lok Fung
Chan Chin Hei Kevin


Yim Hoi Chun
To Yee Wai

Choi Man Chun


Choi Tsz Ying


 
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