On the day of the audition, in Feb 1992, I nervously went up the stage of the Victoria Concert Hall. After playing Mendelssohn, then Prauludium and Allegro, it was the sight-reading session. On stage came Mr Pontzious. He put the score of the first violin part of Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony "Pathetique" first movement, the lyrical famous main melody, and signalled me to play. After playing it, Mr Pontzious turned to me and asked, "Do you know what is the name of this piece?"
Today is the third day of the Year of the Dog. I have started writing my thoughts about AYO since yesterday. Happened to have some time during the Chinese New Year holidays. Here I am, listening to the Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29, at this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGO_qd4PTh4 It is a fitting piece, to bring my thoughts back to 1992, long long ago. It was the same piece that I had played before, l
AYO member: 1999, 2001, 2002 Present: Principal Viola, Hong Kong Sinfonietta As a full time music student 19 years ago, I dreamed of a life as an orchestral musician playing concerts and touring around the world. My first opportunity of working with world class conductors came when I was accepted into AYO for the first time. It was truly an eye-opening experience for me, and undoubtedly, for many others. So much was learnt musically; friends made and life-long friendships sus
2006 is the first summer for me to join Asian Youth Orchestra. AYO gave me a platform to experience the professional musician's life. The world-known AYO faculties, they are very supportive and even become friends with us. Specially, thank you double bass faculty Mr. David Sheets. In 2009, it's my pleasure to have recommendation from Mr. Pontzious, for me to study my MM in USA. After graduate, I back HK and joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and start teaching. Few years