Harp Teachers

Music Directors

Dan YU

  • Gold Medal Winner of the 2001 USA International Harp Competition
  • World Harp Congress Board of Director (representing China)
  • Harp Teacher at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Bachelor of Music Part-time Faculty)
  • BMus, MMus(Peabody)
  • Artist Dip(Indiana)

 

Ann HUANG

  • Harp Principal, Hong Kong Sinfonietta
  • Harp Teacher at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Bachelor of Music)

Associate Music Director

Lauyee YEUNG

  • Associate of Royal Academy of Music (ARAM)
  • MA (Harp Major) Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
  • MA (Harp Major) University of London, UK
  • BMus (Harp Major) Royal Academy of Music London, UK
  • Awarded scholarships for outstanding academic results and harp performance, Attached Middle School of Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing
  • Awarded scholarship to study and perform in Switzerland and Amsterdam.
  • Performed with harp ensemble at Duchess of Gloucester's Birthday celebration for the HRH Prince Charles' 60th Birthday at Royal Opera House in London
  • 1st prize, solo Bach competition (2009)
  • MBF(Musicians Benevolent Fund) Scholarship for her postgraduate studies (Master of Arts)at Royal Academy of Music.
  • 2013- 2016 Awarded a certificate for excellent preparation of students for The Szeged International Harp Competition in Hungary
  • 2017 Best Teacher Award by the 18th Osaka International Music Competition for her teaching excellence and leadership.
  • 2018 Outstanding Teacher Award by HKCMAA
  • 2022 Special Award for Mentorship by South China Morning Post
  • 2023 Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her outstanding dedication and commitment to music education and student’s achievements in the San Francisco International Innovative Music Competition

Zhiyang SUN 

  • Principal Harpist of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
  • Instructor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  • Teacher at The Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  • Diploma from Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in Germany, under instruction of Professor Xavier de Maistre, the renowned former Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker).

Master Instructor

Amy TAM

  • Full scholarship recipient of the Molly McAulay Scholarship
  • Graduate of the China Central Conservatory of Music
  • Master of Music (Performance) degree at Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Professional Diploma with distinction at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Instructor at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Music Office
  • Performing regularly with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Senior Teachers

Elam LAI

  • Artist Diploma at The Academy of Music in Krakow, (Poland) 
  • Master of Music Performance at Indiana University (USA), with Graduates Tuition Awards
  • Bachelor of Education at the Education University of Hong Kong
  • Harp LTCL
  • Advisor for the Classical Music Program of HKFYG
  • Advisor for the Irish Council
  • First Prize in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition 2018
  • First Prize in International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso 2018
  • Second Prize in Concerto Competition of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Harp Department

 

Helen TSOI

  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • LTCL in Harp, Trinity College, London

 

Jadie CHEUK

  • 1st Prize, Salzburg International Music Competition 2023 
  • 1st Prize, Barcelona Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition 2023
  • 1st Prize, New York Golden Classical Music Awards 2017 
  • 1st Prize, French International Harp Competition 2014 (Superieur Division)
  • Gold Medal, Hong Kong Harp Competition 2010 (Open Division)
  • Master of Arts (Music), Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • ATCL in Harp Recital with distinction

 

Katrina WONG

  • Bachelor Degree of Music in Harp Performance - HKAPA
  • ABRSM Grade 8 in harp, merit
  • Inter-School International Performance Challenge with Champion (Advance Level)
  • Central Conservatory Of Music International Harp Festival Harp Competition 2014 (6th place, 優秀獎)
  • Asian Harp Chamber Competition in Singapore 2015 (Distinction Award) 
  • Golden Classical Music Award New York 2020 (1st prize)

 

Kilby LI

  • Master of Music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Freelance musician of Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
  • Performed with Norwegian National Youth Orchestra, Asian Youth Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Czech Symphony Orchestra
  • Performed in Hong Kong Harp Festival, Asian Harp Festival, Singapore Harp Festival
  • Harp ATCL
  • Piano DipABRSM
  • Bachelor of Arts at Music at CUHK
  • PGDE (primary focus) HKBU

 

Sunshine LO

  • Open Academy Fellowship (Community music) 2018-2019, Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Masters of Music (Distinction), Harp Major, DipRAM (distinction performance award), Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Bachelors of Music (First Class Honours), Harp Major, Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Soloist at 2014 and 2017 World Harp Congresses
  • Performed at the Royal Albert Hall and London Coliseum
  • Creative music workshop leader for primary school students, children in hospitals, disabled people and residents of care homes, performance locations including British Museum, Royal London Hospital and National Portrait Gallery.
  • Harp solo album with Sunshine’s arrangements, 'How Sweet the Sound'

 

Yany TSE

  • Freelance harpist of Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Opera Hong Kong Orchestra and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
  • Bachelor of Music (Major in Harp), Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Silver Medal Winner of the 2016 Camac Prize Taiwan Competition in Young Professional
  • Third Prize Winner of French International Harp Competition 2017 (Excellence Division)
  • Honorable mentions in 2013 Lyon & Healy Awards – Los Angeles and 2014 Lyon & Healy Awards – China

Other Teachers

Arielle WONG

  • Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance - Azusa Pacific University (with scholarships)
  • Majoring in Harp Performance - Mercer University (with scholarships)
  • Diploma of Associated Board of the Royal School of Music in Harp (DipABRSM in Harp)
  • Gold Prize in Cambridge Music Competition (Harp Professional Category) 
  • 1st Prize in Strings Division - Grand Prize Virtuoso(Vienna) 
  • 1st Prize in Golden Classical Music Award (New York)  
  • 3rd Prize in Osaka International Music competition
  • Outstanding Teacher Award and Best Teacher Award (Victoria International Music and Artistic Competition) 
  • Gold Prize in Outstanding Music Education (Infinity International Harp Competition) 

 

Eva NG

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Music, HKBU
  • Master of Arts in Music, HKBU (Distinction)
  • PGDE (Primary) major in Music HKIEdu
  • ATCL in Harp (Trinity Guildhall)
  • Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner (IHTP)
  • Bronze medal winner of Hong Kong 1st Harp Competition Open I
  • Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Courses in Creative Music and Movement Education Level 4

 

Ming LAU

  • ATCL. Trinity College, London (Diploma in Music Performance - Harp Recital)
  • ABRSM Grade 8 in Harp
  • ABRSM Grade 8 in Piano

 

Suzan CHAN

  • ATCL. Trinity College, London
  • ABRSM Grade 8 in Harp, Singing and Piano
  • Shanghai Conservatory of Music Grade 8 in LiuQin
  • Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Courses in Creative Music and Movement Education Level 4
  • Australian Kodàly Certificate in Music Education Level 1 & 2 
  • joined Dalcroze Training Workshops arranged by HK Dalcroze Association 
  • Harpist of several local orchestras