Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra
Est. 1976 – one of Hong Kong longest history orchestras
TAM Wing-Kai Harty is currently Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, founder and Music Director for New Hong Kong Philharmonia, she also conducts several prestige school orchestras in Hong Kong. She has worked with the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sokola Symphony Orchestra of Brno in Czech Republic.
In addition, Tam has been invited to conduct concerts at the Festival Musicale Nel Commune Di Morigerati E Sicili in 2018, and the Scoula Italiana D’Archi International Music Masterclasses in Mantua in 2019.
An orchestral conducting graduate of Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland. She studied conducting with Prof. Dominque Roggen, Prof. Gustav Meier, Tomas Netopil, Prof. Donald Schleicher and Kirk Trevor.
Apart from conducting orchestras, Tam is an active double bassist. She studied performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the San Francisco Conservatory in the United States. Tam has been the Resident Artist at the British Isles Music Festival in the U.K. In summer, she holds International masterclasses in Italy regularly.
Moreover, Tam is a passionate music educator. She serves as the Director of the Hong Kong Youth Music Festival since 2019. She collaborates with world-class musicians and professors, her goal is to encourage the development of young and talented musicians in Hong Kong.
Zun-Hin WOO received his Bachelor’s degree in Music in Violin Performance studying under Professor Michael Ma at the University of Oklahoma. He later went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Missouri-Columbia under the guidance of Edward Dolbashian. During this time, he co-founded the MU Chamber Soloists, served as the assistant conductor of the Columbia Civic Orchestra for three years and conducted operas and musicals throughout the region. He also participated in the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors for two summers.
Woo conducts at various schools in the territory and also teaches conducting. In July 2003, he recorded the soundtrack for the movie Heroic Duo with the Shenzhen Symphony. He has been music director of the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra since 2002 and his performances with them have been broadcast live on TV and RTHK.
Woo has been appointed as Principal Conductor of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra since 2008.
Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra was established in 1976 by a group of international musicians living in Hong Kong. Nowadays our players consist of professional musicians graduated from local and overseas music academies and universities, professional music teachers, and experienced musicians. As a non-profit making orchestra aiming at promoting music, we usually give free admissions to smaller concerts to music lovers whenever budget allows. Our musicians enjoy the freedom in choosing our repertoire without commercial burden, and perform music which may not be popularly known but still musically interesting.
We have a wide coverage of repertoire from the baroque to the romantic period, from chamber work such as quartets and sextets, to small ensemble such as Bach Cantatas, Haydn and Mozart work, to larger scale symphonic work such as Brahms and Verdi. At times, we commission work from home-grown local composers. We also gave the Hong Kong premiere of Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen in June 2005.
We enjoy collaboration with local and overseas musicians who share similar objectives of ours. Previous exciting engagements include Siam Philharmonic, Malaysian conductor Eugene Pook, soprano Nancy Yuen, and pianist Stephen Hung.
香港室樂團是由一群居港的外籍音樂演奏者於一九七六年創立。 時至今日，樂團成員已包括本地和外國主修音樂演奏的專業樂手、專業音樂老師和有豐富經驗的樂手。 作為一個非牟利團體，樂團致力推動普及本地音樂文化。香港室樂團常在經費許可下舉辨小型免費音樂會; 在沒有票房壓力的情況下，樂手亦能演奏悦耳卻又不常接觸的曲目。