Timothy Yu, Baritone
Gabriel Fauré - 3 Songs, Op. 23 (Tenor)
Claude Debussy - Bilitis for flute and piano (Poetry recitation)
Photo by @hochinglish
Yu is currently a music student and vocal major at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He first received vocal training from Isabel Gentile and Roberto Abbondanza, both renowned singers from Italy, and is currently studying under Hong Kong renowned soprano Yuki Ip Po Ching. Yu received the New Dragon Bay Scholarship in the 2017 vocal masterclass in Castel Viscardo, Italy, and was selected to study under renowned soprano Helen Donath in Mozarteum of Salzburg during the summer of 2018. Yu was awarded the Ms Babara Fei Vocal Solo Prize Champion and the Brother Cassian Memorial Trophy for the Art Song category in the 70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. He was also awarded the championship of the 2020 International Fringe Music Online Competition and the 2020 Hong Kong Music Talent Award. He recently sang in the role of “Mi” in the contemporary opera premiere - “The banquet at elBulli”, a production by local choir Hong Kong Voices in January 2020.
Yu is also active in choral and chamber music, performing as a chorister in Hong Kong Voices and was recently the conductor of the Greeners’ Sound. He is also a founder of the male vocal ensemble Cantus12. In his free time, Yu enjoys researching music and art, sound art installations in particular.