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Dr Kris AngCheng HO

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Kris currently works as Acting Programme Director of MUS and an associate professor of Music at UIC. Kris has received a Doctor of Philosophy in violin performance from the University of Tasmania, Australia. She has extensive performance experience with international and well-known musicians such as Peter Tanfield and Christian Wojtowicz. She specializes in violin performance and string pedagogy. Her researches focus on contemporary violin music, music history and music technology including works by George Crumb, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Robert Davidson.

 

   
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Dr Henry Kim Kuok IP

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Dr. Kim-Kuok Ip is a local Macau-born composer who studied music composition at the University of Salford and graduated in PhD Composition in 2011. During his study in the UK, his composition and orchestration works have been actively performed in various orchestra, wind band, British Brass Band, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, chamber music group, choir, contemporary a cappella and Chinese music ensemble. He currently works as Assistant Professor of Music at UIC and teaches courses relates to compositional techniques, soundtrack and recording production.

 

 

 

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Dr Fernando MARTIN PASTOR

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Dr. Fernando MARTIN PASTOR currently works as Assistant Professor of Music at UIC. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Music in the USA and studied at the University of Washington, University of California, and Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts attending lectures with Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams and Boston Symphony Orchestra. He later received the AHRB fellowship from the UK government and studied at King's College London (UK), Conservatorio Superior in Madrid (Spain), and IRCAM Centre Pompidou in Paris (France). 

He has published articles on Igor Stravinsky and has given talks at McGill University (Canada), University of Birmingham (UK), and the University of Cambridge.

As a performer, he has been conducted the Morley College Choir (London), the German University in Cairo Orchestra, University of Washington Contemporary Players (USA), is also the assistant conductor of the Early Music Ensemble of the University of California.

Dr. Martin aims to promote new music exploring new territories in instrumental and vocal music, mixing genres, traditions, classical and popular music.

 

   
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Dr Echo Fanqin MENG 

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Dr. Fanqin Meng currently works as an Assistant Professor of Music at UIC. She has attended the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing for her bachelor's degree, studied with professor Wing ho. In the year 2009, Dr. Meng won a scholarship from the San Francisco conservatory of music and obtained a master's and a postgraduate diploma in 2011. In the same year, Dr. Meng attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studied with professor Sally Chisholm. Dr. Meng obtained her Doctor of Music and Arts degree in 2016. As a soloist, Dr. Meng ‘s performance experiences are outstanding and virtuoso. She has played her personal recital in both China and the USA.

From 2015 to 2016, Meng was working with Professor Chen Yi (Famous Composer and who has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2005) for a dissertation and first recording of her viola concerto-Xian shi in North America.

   
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Ms Jacqueline LEUNG

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Jacqueline currently works as a Senior Lecturer at UIC. She is a laureate of the Antena 2 prize, awarded by the national classical music radio station in Portugal which culminated in a live solo recital broadcast on national radio. Described as a player who possesses ‘musicality, intelligence and technical finesse’, she has performed in festivals and concerts all over the world. Most recently, she was featured in the ‘Our Music Talents’ series where she performed as a solo recitalist at Hong Kong City Hall and Shenzhen Nanshan Theatre. Jacqueline has worked with many distinguished musicians and also made an appearance on TVB Pearl interviewing the renowned conductor Sir Simon Rattle. 

She is frequently engaged to serve as a jury member at competitions, such as the International Liszt Ferenc Competition, the World Piano Teachers Association International Piano Competition. Since 2013 she has worked as a specialist piano presenter and masterclass teacher for the Trinity College London exam board, teaching in numerous locations around Asia.  

Jacqueline studied in the HKAPA junior programme and furthered her studies at Wells Cathedral School with Ms. Hilary Coates. Upon graduation, she obtained the LRAM piano teaching diploma and BMus degree. She completed her Masters degree with a full scholarship and studied with Dr. Tamas Ungar. Jacqueline served as the chairperson of the Royal Academy of Music HK Alumni Association for many years and in 2013, she was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), in recognition of her significant contribution in the musical field. She released her debut solo album ‘In Sunshine or in Shadow’ with the Vienna based Hello Stage label in 2017 and her second album of American music ‘That’s the berries! New York Nights’ which she recorded in New York City.

 

   
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Mr Stephen Lik-hin LAM

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Stephen Lam currently works as a Lecturer at UIC. Lam studied conducting at the prestigious University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he was one of the last students of Uros Lajovic, Ordner Edwin, and Konrad Leitner, and also one of the few selected to conduct the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna at the Musikverein. Born in Hong Kong, Lam is recently selected by Riccardo Muti to participate in opera production of his Italian Opera Academy. Described as “undoubtedly a man of passion who lives for the music...” (Adam Rozlach, Polish Radio), he is highly commended by Zubin Mehta and Christoph Eschenbach after watching his live performances. Lam is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Ponte Orchestra and Singers, as well as conductor of the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra.  

Lam has worked with orchestras around the world and also received critical success as an operatic conductor. Lam is also a dedicated educator and ardent advocate of community outreach, and his collaboration with young musicians has been widely praised.

   
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Mr Mars Siu-Hong LEI

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Mars currently works as a Lecturer at UIC. He is a baritone and choral conductor, Music Director of Macau Vocal Association. Mars obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Music at College of Fine and Applied Arts, National Taiwan Normal University (Vocal). He later achieved his master's degree in Music, SooChow University, Taiwan (Vocal and Choral Conducting). Mars is the founder of the Macao Vocal Festival and gives solo vocal recital every year since 2015. Former conductor of Macao Conservatory Choir, Macao Youth Choir, University of Macao Choir and Civil Workers Choir. Mars joined opera productions of Macao International Music Festival as solo vocalist (2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007) ; (2008) “9th Anniversary Celebration Concert of Macao’s Return to the Motherland” by Macao Orchestra, Macao Conservatory Choir, conducted by Zheng Xiao-Ying, National Class One Conductor; (2007) “8th Anniversary Celebration Concert of Macao’s Return to the Motherland” by Macao Orchestra, Macao Conservatory Choir, with singer Song Zu-Ying, National Class One Vocalist; (2006) “Mahler: Symphony of a Thousand” Concert, Macao Conservatory Choir, 20th Macao International Music Festival.

   
   
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Ms Cindy Xinxin ZHANG

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Cindy Zhang currently works as an Assistant Instructor at UIC. She is an experienced Chinese pianist and piano teacher. She received her BA in Music Education from the Conservatory of Music, NENU and A Master of Music in Piano Performance from the famed Goldsmiths College, University of London. 

As a pianist, she has given piano recitals in China, England and the United States. In addition, she also performed as the piano accompanist at many concerts and worked with many great musicians such as the world well-known cellist Alexander Ivashkin and Metropolitan Opera artist Micheal Forest. Cindy was a member of the California Music Teacher Association and Virginia Music Teacher Association, many of her students won important piano competitions, and accepted by some leading conservatories around the United States.

   
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Mr Robert Otto RUNNELS

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Robert currently works as an Assistant Instructor at UIC (Intern). He is a graduate of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, where he earned his BA in percussion performance. Robert has performed with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra and at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) in Indianapolis, IN. 

He has recorded with the Belle Voce choir from St. Scholastica and has been featured as a guest artist at the annual Bring the Sing event in Duluth. While attending St. Scholastica he took part in the concert band, jazz band, world percussion ensemble, steel band, drumline, classical guitar ensemble, marimba ensemble, and toured and performed with many other ensembles on campus including the brass quintet, string orchestra, choirs, and various soloists.