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Election of Committee Members for 2017/2018
On 3rd of September, it was resolved that the following members of the Orchestra take up the following positions in the Orchestra Committee:
Chan Yat Ping
Hen Yick Lau
Xiao Jin Ling
MEI FOON LAM
Mei is one of the Founding members of Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra and a key project leader. She has been in the Orchestra Committee since Chao Feng was established in 1982. She was President in 1991 and 1992, and Vice President from 1993 to 2002. In 2007, she was elected as President again, and she has been the President since. Mei also manages the costumes. Mei plays Pipa (Chinese lute) with the Orchestra.
YAT PING CHAN
Born in Hong Kong, Mr Yat Ping Chan graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is now the conductor of the Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra.
While in Hong Kong, Mr. Chan was founder, leader and conductor of several professional and amateur music groups including the Hong Kong Juvenile & Youth
Chinese Classical Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Music Ensemble, North District Chinese Orchestra, Tai Po Children Choir and YMCA Kornhill Children Choir. He was crowned Jing Ying of Hong Kong (best of the best) and Hong Kong Young Music Talent. He has performed not only in Hong Kong but also in cities across Australia, Austria, China, France, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. He participated in various important and major international music festivals.
As a musician and a music teacher, Mr. Chan is devoted to teaching and promoting Chinese music in Melbourne.
Mr. Steven Kwong is currently Vice President of the Orchestra and a key project co-ordinator. Steven has played Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) for a number of orchestras in Hong Kong before migrating to Australia. He was Vice-President of the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra and assisted them in producing a number of cassette tapes and CDs and organised international tour performances to China, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau and the United States. Steven also plays a key role in the Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra's music arrangements, training and conducting and is the key public relations officer for the group.
Wei-Lin Tseng (Lyn) was born in Taiwan in 1985. She began learning the Chinese flute at the age of 13, and had studied with the renowned Chinese flautists and Dizi masters in Taiwan and China. She graduated with Bachelor and Master degrees from Tainan National University of the Arts, majoring in Chinese flute and Ethnomusicology. She is now undertaking a PhD program at Monash University.
Aaron (Shaw Harng) Chan started learning the piano at a young age, and was brought up in the Western Classical music culture in Hong Kong and Melbourne, with a strong passion for conducting and ensemble music. He graduated with Bachelor of Music, majoring in Pianoforte, as well as Master of Teaching (Secondary) from the University of Melbourne. He is now Head of Music Performance at his school, with a particular interest in furthering his practice as a conductor.
XIAO JIN LING
CHYE SI YING
Si Ying Chye
Other Honorary Members of the Orchestra:
Mr. Gregory Chang: Late President
Mr. Wen Lo: Founding member and Former President and Conductor
Mr. William Suen: Founding member and Former President and Conductor
Ms. June Chan: Conductor (1997-2007)
Mr. Dong Yan Ma: Honorary Music Advisor
Ms. Ying Yang: Guest artist and honorary pluck instrumental advisor
Mr. Daniel Yim: Honorary Legal Advisor
Mr. Calvin Hao Zheng: Guest soloist , honorary conductor, and advisor
Mrs. Belinda Wong: Founding member and Former Treasurer