Tung Hiu Lo

Tung Hiu Lo ○

Principal Gehu of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Tung graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music where she trained at the Department of Orchestral Instruments under Prof Xia Jinglu, Prof Chen Jiuhe and Prof Lin Yingrong respectively. She was formerly the youngest section leader in the history of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. She taught at the Department of Music of the University of Hong Kong and the Music Office before she took up teaching positions at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Baptist University. Aside from actively teaching and performing, she served as an adjudicator for two consecutive years at the ‘Aiqin Cup’ National Cello Competition in China, on which occasion she was also honoured with an Outstanding Teacher Award. 

Since Tung gave a gehu solo performances of Ambush from All Sides at the HKCO’s concert ‘Liu Bang, Xiang Yu and the Terra Cotta Warriors’, she had reprised her acclaimed performance twice when the concert was taken on tour to Mainland China in 2019 and to Singapore in 2018. Tung has been the Programme Coordinator of the HKCO special programme for bass string ensembles, ‘Fusion – Gehu and Bass Gehu Recital’ since 2014, and has also been a member of the huqin chamber ensemble promoting the Eco-Huqin series developed by the HKCO. In 2011, Tung gave the world premiere of the gehu version of Zhuang Zhou’s Dream by Zhao Jiping with the HKCO in Chengdu. She gave the solo performance of the piece again in HKCO’s 2017 Mainland China tour in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR and won critical acclaim. 

Apart from performing on the concert stage, Tung also helps organize various types of master classes and workshops for cello and gehu for the HKCO.