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Gary Ngan, violinist

Wendy Wan-Ki Lee

New Commission

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Piano Trio in D minor, Op.120 (1923)

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Andantino

III. Allegro vivo

Violinist and conductor Gary Ngan (Ka Chun) has performed extensively in over 70 cities across 5 continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, the North and South Americas) on violins of both modern and historical setup. A distinguished graduate of Yale University and Eastman School of Music, Ngan also studied Baroque Violin and chamber music at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. He is the First Prize winner at the Eastman Concerto Competition, Montserrat Competition, Vinaròs International Chamber Music Competition in Spain, and holds a Fellowship Diploma from Trinity College, London. Ngan has appeared with the Asian Youth Orchestra, the Conservatory Project (Kennedy Center) and the New York String Orchestra Seminar (Carnegie Hall), as well as international music festivals such as the Great Mountains (South Korea), Music Master Course (Japan), Norfolk, Northern Lights and Oregon Bach. Besides being the Concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia (2007-2009) and the National Orchestral Institute (2006), Ngan has also served as Leader of the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra (2018) in the UK, Assistant Concertmaster of the Berwick Academy period orchestra (2016) and Concertmaster of Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble under Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart found by Helmuth Rilling, touring with them to Chile, Germany, Italy and Tunisia (2012-2014). Recently, Ngan is involved in the unprecedented TCHIP Research and album recording (2017, 2019) at the University of Oxford alongside specialists in the field of Historical Performance around the world. Named a Britten-Pears Young Artist in 2018 and Fellow at the Music Academy of the West in 2008, Ngan was also appointed as Honorary Artist-in-Residence at the Education University of Hong Kong since 2017, Visiting Artist at the City University of Hong Kong (2019-) and Resident Artist (in Orchestral Direction) at SingFest. Having served 9 seasons as the Associate Concertmaster of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (2010-2019), Ngan is currently teaching at University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Gary Ngan, violinist
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