Wong Sum Ho

Wong Sum Ho ◎

Wong Sum Ho is a huqin virtuoso with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He is an awardee of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship (2019-20).

Wong graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree with first class honours, with a double major in gaohu and erhu under Yu Qiwei and Wong On-yuen. He received training of huqin under Hsin Hsiao- hung at a young age. During his studies, he was awarded the Cecil Leong Scholarship (2015-16) and First Initiatives Music Scholarship (2016-17), and was the winner of the 2016-17 Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Concerto Trial . Since 2015, Wong has been Concertmaster of the Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association Orchestra.

In October 2020, Wong performed the gaohu concerto The Butterfly Lovers at the HKCO's Opening Concert of the 44th Orchestral Season,'One Hundred Chinese Music Classics Select-The Timeless Spring River and Ambush' on the second-generation dragon-head, round resonator, model of the Eco-Gaohu (Cantonese Style). The occasion marked the debut of this newly reformed instrument in the Eco-Huqin series developed by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Wong also gave the world premiere of Yu Lefu's gaohu suite, Infinite Time ( Guang Nian Wu Xian), at the Lang Lang Concert Hall of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou, in November 2019.