Organizing committee

Artistic Presidium

Ole Bohn

–Internationally renowned violinist
–Concertmaster of the Norwegian National Opera Symphony Orchestra
-The King’s Order of Merit in Gold from King Harald V of Norway

David Cerone

-Former President of The Cleveland Institute of Music, US
-2011 Cleveland Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award in Music
-Former Chairman of the Violin Department at Curtis

Igor Pylatyuk

-The President of The Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy
-Vice President of the Ukrainian Musicians Association
-Violin Professor

Jorge Mester

–The Honor Music Director of the Louisville
–Advisory board member at Young Musicians Foundation (YMF)
–Former Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival

Nathaniel Rosen

–Internationally renowned cellist
–The first American cellist gold medal winner at the Tchaikovsky Competition

Wang Hui Ran

–Winner of the Gold Award and the Conductor Award in the 1st China Arts Festival
–Permanent council member of China Nationalities Orchestra Society (CNOS)
–Council member of the China Pipa Study Society

Wu Ying

–Internationally renowned pianist
-Chairman of the Piano Musicians Association of China
-Chairman of the Piano Department of the CCM

Yu Mingqing

-Chairman of the Cello Musicians Association of China
-Vice-Chairman of the Orchestral Instruments Department of the CCM
-Director of the Classical Chamber music of the CCM

Guo Shuzhen

-Chairman of the Opera Department of the CCM
–Chair of Jury Panel of China International Competition for Singers
-Jury of International Tchaikovsky Voice Competitions

Cao Wengong

-Famous Dizi performer, Music educator, Conductor
-Tutor of China Conservatory of Music
-Conductor of China National Youth Orchestra

Wong Yuk Shan, BBS, JP

– President of the Open University of Hong Kong

Carlo Balzaretti

Director, Conservatory G. Verdi Como and Kalaidos University of Music of Milan.

Alain Jacquon

–Headmaster of the Lyon Conservatory, France
–Member of the French Society of Artists and Composers

Timothy W. Tong BBS, JP

– President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University until the end of 2018

Tong Weidong

–Violin professor, Deputy Head of Orchestral Department of Central Conservatory of Music
–Vice President and Secretary General of Violin Society of Chinese Musician Association
–Member of Chamber Music Society of Chinese Musician Association

Cai Jindong

-Professor of music at the Stanford University
-Conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Elworthy

– President & CEO of the Vancouver Academy of Music
– Western Music Advisor of Haw Par Music Foundation
– Former member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2002 – 2014)

Charles Kellis

– Chairman of the jury for the Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition
– Former Professor of Music of the Juilliard School
– Chairman of the Jury for the Lanzhou International Vocal Competition

Liu Xi Jin

-National class one composer
-President of China Nationalities Orchestra Society (CNOS)

Gu Guanren

-The Honor Chairman of CNOS
-Vice-Director of CMA
-Vice-Chairman of National Music Committee

Jiang Xiongda

–Renowned violinist and educator
–Consultant of the Violin Musicians Association of China
–State Level Class one actor

Gillian Choa

Director of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Kuei Pin Yeo

President of Sekolah Tinggi Internasional Konservatori Musik Indonesia
Music Director of Indonesia’s Youth Orchestra and Choir, Gita Bahana Nusantara

Simon HO Shun-man

President of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Lam Kwan Sing SBS, JP

President of Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Honorary Consultants

Ching-chu Hu

-Professor of Composition and Theory at the Denison University, US

German Gutierrez

-Director of Orchestral Studies at Texas Christian University (TCU), US
-Conductor of the TCU Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Russell

-Assistant Professor of College of Music and the Arts at the Azusa Pacific University
-Conductor of the Azusa Pacific University Symphony and the Orange County School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra

Nikola Ruzevic

-Famous Chamber Musician in US
-Jury at Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition
-Jury at Rudolf Matz International String Competition

Emily Moss

-Director of Bands and Director of Instrumental Music Education for the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)

Elvin S . Rodriguez

-Renowned pianist
-Chair of the Department of Music at La Sierra University

Maychyk Ostap

-Professor of Academic Singing, and Vice-rector and Head of International Relations at the Lviv National Music Academy, Ukraine

Amanda Chan

-The Head of the Piano Department at the Vancouver Academy of Music
-Pianist with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
-The faculty of the University of British Columbia, School of Music

Volker Hartung

-Artistic Director of Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany
-Former Principal Violist with the Klassische Philharmonie in Bonn

John M. Kennedy

-Famous Composer in the US
-Director of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles

Enric Madriguera

-Guitarist and educator
-Director of Guitar Studies and Aesthetic Studies of University of Texas at Dallas

Linda Wang

-Chairman of the Department of Violin
-First prize of the International Kingsville Competition
-First prize of the International Markneukirchen Instrumental Competition

Wang Yong

-President and Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Shi Lei

-Renowned Dizi player in China
-Professional Dizi tutor of Sichuan Music Conservatory

Ren Jie

-President of the Guangdong Pearl River Symphony Orchestra
-Council member of Guangdong Musician Association

Dean Anderson

-Director of Orchestral Studies at La Sierra University
-Director of Instrumental Activities at Occidental College

Li Xiao

-Famous piano educator
-Former Director of piano Department at Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

Li Weiwei

-Famous piano educator
-Professor of Graduate Institute of Performing at National Taiwan Normal University

Xia Feiyun

-Famous Conductor of Chinese National music
-Master tutor of Chinese traditional instruments department at Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Tang Pinfei

-Cello Professor of La Sierra University

Gabriel Kwok

-Head of Keyboard Studies at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

Sun Minghong

-Oboe Professor and master tutor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
-Vice-President of Affiliated Middle School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
-Vice-Chairman of China Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles

Tao Ying

-Expatriate Soprano in France
-Deputy Director of Vocal and Opera Department of Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

Leung Bo Wah

-Head of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong
-Associate Dean (Quality Assurance and Enhancement)

Frank Su Huang

-Internationally renowned cellist
-Vice President of Schoenfeld International Music Society

Eleanor Wong

–Senior Lecturer and Artist-in-Residence in Keyboard at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Yip Waihong

-Honorary President of International Society of Children’s Choral & Performing Arts (ISCCPA) (U.S.)
-Founding Director of Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University

Chiu Siu-ling

-Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance and choral conducting, American Conservatory of Music
-Former Organ Instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
-Principal Instructor of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Pipe Organ Education Series

Malgorzata Kellis

–Polish American soprano
–Artistic Director of Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition

Vivian Cheng

–The Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons of 2009
–Principal Instructor of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Daisy You Hui

–Director of the Chinese Music Teacher’s Association in Northern California
–Guzheng Professor of Music Department at Stanford University
–Director and conductor of the Stanford Gu-zheng Ensemble

Ivan Shulman

–Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra Music Director
–Music Director of the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra.

Johnny Poon

–Head of Department of Music and Acting Dean of Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University
–Artistic director and conductor of Collegium Musicum Hong Kong

Nie Bing

-Chairman of Guangdong String Association
-Vice-Chairman of Shenzhen Musician Association
-Concert master of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

Su Li

-National class one performer
-Master’s Degree at The Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory

Junko Ueno Garrett

–Internationally known concert pianist
–Piano Professor of Occidental College, Los Angeles (USA)

Tan YianJian

–Vice President of Dizi professionals Committee, China Nationalities Orchestra Society
–Vice President of the Guangdong Province Nationalities Orchestra Society

Wang Dong

Vocal Professor, Department of Military Literature and Art at School of military culture, National Defense University of PLA of China
Member of China Musicians Association

Gao Dongge

Head of Hebei Symphony Orchestra
National Class One Performer in China

John Sutton

Professor of vocal music, director of chorus activities at the Azusa Pacific University Art Director of the Angeles Chorale Choir

Chen Yu

Professor of Conservatoire National de Region and Schola Cantorum de Paris
Chairman of the French European Cultural and Art Exchange Association

Xiong Jiayuan

Chairman of Shenzhen singer Association National Class One Performer in China


Alejandro Drago

-Director of faculty at the University of North Dakota Department of Music
-Director of Strings / Chamber Orchestra of North Dakota Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Lieser

-Deputy Solo Clarinetist of the Saarland State Theatre
-Clarinet Professor of University of Music in Saarbrücken, Germany

Nikolai New

-Cellist of the Haydn Quartet
-Former Cellist of the Amadeus quartet

Jeremy Williams

-Music Director for the Yew Chung Education Foundation

Jennifer Reznicek

-Master’s Degree in violin performance at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California
-Former assistant Professor of Music at Canadian University College (Canada

Ana Filomena Silva

-Cello Professor in Silva Monteiro Music School, Portugal
-First prize winner of Guilhermina Suggia Competition
-Prizewinner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition

Eliseu G. Silva

-Director in the Oporto Youth Orchestra, Portugal
-Award Prize at the International Violin Competition ” José Augusto Alegria ” Évora – 2009

Basil Vendryes

-Principal Violist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
-the faculties of the Lamont School of Music of the University

Striletska Olga

-Teacher of Lviv National Academy of Music in Ukraine
-Artistic Director of the International (Ukraine) Artists Association

Wang Shusheng

-Vice-Chairman of the Accordion Musicians Association of China
-Director of Accordion at Tianjin Conservatory of Music

Yuan Jie

-“National Arts Youth Ambassador of China” by the State Council of China
-Prestigious Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School

Fang Xiaomu

-Co-Principal Cellist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
-Prize of “Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Culture Award”

Connie Lo

-Tutor of Yip’s Children’s Choral and Performing Arts Centre

Miao Di

-The independent founder of the first music museum in China
-Heilongjiang Music Museum
-Scholar of ethnomusicology and a professional Erhu player

He Lan Qing

-The Standing Council member of the Cello Society under the Chinese Musicians Association
-National Class One Performer of China
-Cellist of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Fung Ho

-Music Director and Conductor of the Olympia Youth Orchestra

Yu Shaoying

-Associate professor of Guangdong University of Education
-Music examiner of Guangdong National College Entrance Examination

Wu Xiuyun

-Professor and master tutor of Cello at Tianjin Conservatory of Music

Li Jing

–Soprano soloist
–Opera soloist professional diploma at the ‘Ecole Normale de Musique Alfdred Cortort’ in Paris

Woon Hyoung Lee

-Master’s Degree in violin performance at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California
-Principal Violin of the Baroque orchestra of Bach Solisten Seoul

Yan Ni

-Instructor of harp at Denison University, US
-Principal harp of the Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra

Cui jiefu

The Harbin Conservatory of Music as Grade 2 Professor of Vocal Faculty
Member of the Chinese Musicians Association

Zhang Yuyu

-Director of Piano department at Nanjing Normal University, China

Zhang Le

-National Class One Performer in China
-Piano soloist of the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, China

Jia Wei

-Assistant Professor in violin at Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China

Chan Yi Kwong

-President of the Hong Kong St. John’s Ambulance New Territories West Headquarters
-President of the Scout Association of Hong Kong – Kowloon Region

Chan Hung-yin

-Dizi virtuoso
-President of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music Hong Kong Subsidiary
-Director of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society

Leung Siu Tong

-Chairman of Hong Kong Parents Alliance Association
-Director of Yichang International School, Longpanhu, in Hubei, China

Zeng Huijun

-Distinguished Professor of the USATCE
-Jury of the National Piano PETS

Zeng Qiujian

Famous Erhuist
Artistic Director and Head of the Hong Kong Cantonese Orchestra

Jacky Wong Cho Ki

-Conductor of the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra, China
-Former Assistant Conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Wei Wei

-Violin professor of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music
-President of Guangdong Violin Education Society

Xue Binxia

-Vice-Chairman of Schoenfeld International Music Society
-Associate Professor, Master Supervisor of Architecture at Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Gao Wei

-Piano Faculty Assistant Professor for the Harbin Conservatory of Music
-Doctor in Piano Performance

Gu Enwei

-Principal cellist of the Yantian Symphony Orchestra, China

Dominik Schugk

Professor of The School of Music Saarbrücken
Trumpeter in the Saarland State Orchestra in Saarbrücken (Germany)

Marian Pivka

-Piano Professor of the Bratislava Academy of Music Arts, Slovakia

Jingfeng Zhang

National class one actor
Vice Executive Director of Harbin Symphony Orchestra
Member of Heilongjiang representative of NPCSC

Nguyen Le Thuyen Ha

Piano virtuoso in Vietnam
Artistic Director of the Polaris Art & Music School, Vietnam

Zhang Jinhua

-Vocal professor of the Harbin Conservatory of Music, China

Sheng Xiaohua

Renowned American-Chinese Violinist and educator
Guest Violin Professor for the Nanjing University for the Arts

Chan Ming-chi

Professor and Master Instructorof Xinghai Conservatory of Music
Composer of Guangxi Cabaret theatre and Hong Kong Festival Orchestra

Eddie Chiu

-Renowned Hong Kong Pop Song Writing and CD Producer

Teng Chungjiang

China Oriental Performing Arts National Class One Performer and Zheng musician
Chinese Musicians Association Gu Zheng Association Standing Director

Cong Yang

-Principal Suona of the Heilongjiang Province Music and Dance Chinese Orchestra, China
-National Class One Performer in China

Wei Qing

Liuqin Principal of the Macao Chinese Orchestra
Liuqin Professor of Macao Conservatory
Liuqin tutor of the University of Macao Chinese Orchestra