Hong Kong-native Andrew LING (凌顯祐) is a concert violist and violinist, conductor, and music educator. Currently principal violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew has won acclaim for his orchestral playing and solo recitals worldwide—in Hong Kong, North America, and Europe. His appearances as concert soloist have included the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and the China Film Orchestra.
A versatile and an all-round musician, Andrew has also brought his musicianship to conducting engagements with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Finland’s Seinäjoki City Orchestra and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. Besides conducting the HK Phil in rehearsal with Christoph Eschenbach and the late Lorin Maazel, he has worked with some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Edo de Wart, and Leonard Slatkin.
Andrew’s journey with music began at an early age. At age six he studied violin with the late Professor Lin Yaoji at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, and soon began touring internationally with the Hong Kong Yip’s Children’s Choir. He went on to pursue Violin Performance at Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, Mauricio Fuks, Alan de Veritch and the late Ik-hwan Bae, and later also trained under Cho-Liang Lin at Rice University.
After returning to Hong Kong, Andrew has continued his career as a concert musician and conductor. Also active on the chamber music scene and a regular at the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, Andrew has played with many renowned musicians including Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Ning Feng, Trey Lee, Michael Guttman and The Shanghai Quartet, and was a guest artist at the Banff Center Chamber Music Residency in 2009.
Outside the concert hall, Andrew is passionate about bringing up the next generation of musicians. He holds teaching positions at Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has also served as faculty at The Youth Summer Music Camp hosted by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. From 2010–12 he was co-director of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestra Fellowships, a scheme providing professional development for young Chinese musicians of promise.
Ling plays on a violin and viola made by Gaetano Sgarabotto, he is proudly sponsored by Thomastik Infeld.
TAM Wing-Kai Harty started conducting Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra since November 2014. She is currently the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Appassionato Orchestra. Tam has been selected as one of the participants of the International Conducting Institute in Czech Republic where she conducted the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra annually since 2011. She also conducted the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland in 2014.
Tam graduated in Orchestral Conducting from the Hochschule der Künste Bern where she studied with Professor Dominque Roggen, Kirk Trevor, Donald Schleicher and Tomas Netopil, focusing on Russian and German repertoires such as Stravinsky, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
Tam also involves in music education where she trains a few secondary school orchestras in Hong Kong, prepares them for inter-school music festivals, and gives lessons for music students.
Apart from orchestral conducting, Tam is an active double bassist. She holds a degree in double bass performance from the San Francesco Conservatory. Tam is also a resident artist with the British Isles Music Festival in United Kingdom since 2012.
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.