Petra developed her enthusiasm in ensemble singing back in Germany where she was a member of the Bach Ensemble of the Collegium Musicum at Mainz University directed by Joshard Daus, founder of the EuropaChorAkademie. As a student of Katusha Tsui Frazer in Hong Kong and Prof. Phyllis Hsi in Taipei she performed in joint lieder recitals and over 30 opera productions and is a recipient of the Opera Hong Kong Jockey Club Vocal Training Program.
Cherry graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong majoring in Organ and has studied at the Royal College of Music, London mastering in Organ performance. She has worked at St. John's Cathedral as the sub-organist and has always been an active organist and choir member in Hong Kong.
Lilian has been a music lover since childhood. She joined the Yip's Children's Choir at the age of 3 and travelled with the group for overseas concert tours. She also played the piano and cello. She is a doctor specialising in clinical oncology and is a member of the choral groups Singchronizers and Die Konzertisten. She is currently receiving vocal lessons with Ms. Chan Siu Kwan.
Stephanie has developed a great passion for choral music since childhood. She joined a district children’s choir at the age of 5 and performed with the choir in Taiwan, Japan, Mainland China and Singapore. She is currently a member of Die Konzertisten, I Cantanti, Singchronizers and the Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus.
Päivi is a primary school teacher, but has always been a keen singer. She studied singing as a part-time student at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama with Richard Standen and Ian Kennedy while studying for her Degree in Finnish Language and Literature at London University. She sang with the Queen’s Singers directed by Patricia Hooper from 1991 to 2001. Päivi was a member of the St Paul’s Cathedral Chorus directed by John Scott. Before she came to Hong Kong she studied with Paul Arden-Griffith; she continues to study singing with Paul when she is in England. In Hong Kong, Päivi sings with St John’s Cathedral Choir and the Opera Hong Kong Chorus. She is also delighted to be a member of Die Konzertisten.
Ruth has sung since she was a small child. Highlights include singing in St John's College Chorale with David Cooper and in the Choir of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, under the direction of Gulliver Ralston. For many years Ruth has sung with St John's Cathedral choir, Hong Kong, and has a passion for the music of the Anglican Church.
Annette is an early music specialist. She studied Gregorian Chant with Paul Salamunovich and Dr. Philip Brett and has taught that subject at St Albert’s Seminary in Oakland, California. Annette has sung with the professional choir of St John's Church, La Fayette Square (the President's Church). She has recorded for AFI and Vanguard, with Paul Hillier’s 'Theater of Voices', 'American Bach Soloists', 'The Woodley Ensemble', and period instrument orchestras ‘The Whole Noyse’ and the ‘Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra’. Annette studied Baroque performance practice with Rosa Lamoureaux and Jeffrey Thomas and currently studies with Katusha Tsui-Frasier.
Being a chorister since her childhood, a student of the German language, and a holder of an MPhil in English (Applied English Linguistics) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shawnea hopes to build her life with a combination of singing, the German language and linguistics. Singing with Die Konzertisten helps fulfill this goal. Shawnea is currently also a member of the HKFYG Hong Kong Melody Makers.
Nicola’s musical interests began in learning the violin and playing in school orchestras and chamber music groups in the UK. After moving to Hong Kong she switched to choral singing and joined St. John’s Cathedral Choir in 2007. She particularly enjoys the Renaissance repertoire and Anglican Church music. Nicola started singing with Die Konzertisten in 2009.
Alice graduated from the Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom majoring in piano performance, composition, and music analysis. She traveled to Hong Kong to work as a music teacher in 2003. She has been taking vocal lessons with Ms. Chan Siu Kwan from 2005, and has since achieved the "Licentiate of the Trinity College of London (LTCL) Recital in Singing" with distinction. Alice is an active music teacher, chorister, and performer.
Sarah has showed great enthusiasm for music from a young age and has taken part actively in wide-ranging musical activities. She was a member of the Kowloon City District Children’s Chorus and the Music Office Youth Choir, and has performed with these groups in performances overseas both as a chorister and a soloist. Currently the Vice President of the Hong Kong Youth Choir and a member of Die Konzertisten, Sarah is a primary school music teacher dedicated to training school choirs and the planning and development of the school’s music curriculum.
Debbie started learning piano at the age of five and progressed through all the ABRSM grades on both piano and organ whilst in her teens, accompanying the school choir for many years. She has played in several UK Cathedrals, including St Paul’s, Ely and York Minster. She joined Die Konzertisten in 2010 and always enjoys performing with them. Debbie is an active member of St John’s Cathedral Choir and is the Accompanist for the Cathedral’s Children’s Choir.
Margaret started singing with the Heep Yunn School choir. She was one of the first members of the RTHK Radio 4 Singers. Margaret has participated in various singing groups in Hong Kong including The HK Philharmonic Chorus, the Hong Kong Youth Choir and the Hong Kong Chamber Choir. She is currently a member of St. John's Cathedral Choir and The Opera Society of Hong Kong.
Grace developed an interest in singing at a young age. She has been an active chorister since primary school and has toured different countries with the Hong Kong Children’s Choir. Upon returning to Hong Kong in 1997, Grace has participated in performances by the Hong Kong Oratorio Society, the Hong Kong Chamber Choir and the Hong Kong Youth Choir. She has taken part in masterclasses with renowned sopranos Una Barry and Lan Rao, and mezzo soprano Melody Sze. She has also given solo performances in concerts by the Hong Kong Youth Choir. She is a founding member of Die Konzertisten.
Anita has been keen on classical music from her childhood and has studied vocal singing with Ms. Siu-Kwan Chan. Nowadays Anita is active in local choirs including the Hong Kong Youth Choir, Opera Society of Hong Kong and Die Konzertisten and has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. In 2011, Anita took part in the demonstration choir in the masterclass with Georg Christoph Biller and performed in J. S. Bach’s B Minor Mass under the baton of Helmuth Rilling
Christopher graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong with BA, PgDE and MA degrees in Music. He has obtained Pro Arte Orchestra Scholarships for many years and holds LRSM (percussion) and ABRSM certificates (singing and piano) with distinctions, as well as AGEHR Level I Handbell Director's Certificate.
Keith is an active soloist and choral singer. He has given recitals in Hong Kong and Salzburg. In 2011 he attended the Amherst Early Music Festival and studied with Julianne Baird and Geoffrey Williams. Earlier this year, Keith performed with the Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble in Germany and Italy directed by Helmuth Rilling. This summer he studied with Gemma Bertagnolli at the Mozarteum. Currently Keith is finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Jonathan is currently reading English with an organ scholarship at Robinson College, Cambridge. Jonathan attended The King's School, Canterbury. During the Sixth Form he started learning to play the organ under John Robinson, Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral. After his A-Levels Jonathan spent his gap year in Hong Kong, during which he served as Sub-Organist at St John’s Cathedral.
Guddy was trained musically in high school. Learning vocals at 14, Chan has been trained in musical, pop and rock-styled vocals. Chan is currently reading music at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Classically trained at present, Chan now learns vocals from Soprano Yuki Po Ching. Chan is also active in jazz, rock’n’roll bands and a cappella singing notably in the a capella group Set Tone Men.
Raymond Han is an electrical engineer who has played viola all his life. He is a former member of St John’s Cathedral Choir and currently a member of various amateur orchestras in Hong Kong. He has been singing with Die Konzertisten.
Bryan recently graduated from St Paul's College Hong Kong where he was an active member in the school’s choirs and orchestras. A student of Dr. Gilbert Sak, Bryan obtained the LTCL Diploma in Viola Recital and received Instrumental Scholarships from the school. Bryan also had vocal lessons with Mr. Alan Tsang and was one of the school’s Choral Scholars. Bryan is currently studying Urban Planning at The University of New South Wales in Australia.
Ernest has diverse experience in choral and a cappella music. He read music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has presented his compositions at occasions including the Bauhinia Concerts, the Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festival, the World Choir Games, and “Inspired Sound” (2011), where Die Konzertisten premiered his requiem “Void”. Hui is a composer under Apple Tree Music, and is the Resident Artist of the HKFYG Hong Kong Melody Makers.
Hillman is currently a music teacher of Queen's College. He graduated from the music department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in recorder. Apart from teaching, he is also an avid chorister, a cappella singer and arranger of a cappella music, notably with the a capella group Set Tone Men.
Sanders has completed his studies in music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His great passion in choral music began during his studies at St. Paul’s Co-educational College, where he was appointed chairman of the school choir for two consecutive years.
Sanders has been studying choral conducting with Mr. Esmond Lim since 2008. He also took classes with internationally renowned conductors Mr. Fred Sjöberg and Ms. Theodora Pavlovitch during the Taipei International Choral Festival 2011 and 2012. He is currently the choirmaster of Die Jungen Konzertisten, music director and conductor of Singchronizers and conductor of Aqua Voice. In July 2012 he participated in the 7th World Choir Games (Cincinnati, USA) as assistant conductor of the Senior Mixed Voice Choir of St. Paul’s Co-educational College.
Sanders is now studying voice with renowned bass Mr. Jimmy Chan, and has obtained ATCL (Singing) Diploma with distinction. He was also formerly a student of Mr. Caleb Woo and Ms. Margaret Yim.
Kenneth has been very active in the Hong Kong choral scene, both as a singer and an administrator. He was the President of the Hong Kong Youth Choir (1998 to 2006), the Music Administrator of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (2008 to 2011) and a member of the St John’s Cathedral Choir (1993 to 2011). Kenneth is currently responsible for strategic and programme planning for Die Konzertisten.
Sunny graduated from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Organ, which he studied with Mr Peter Yue. He started learning piano since the age of five and has been in love with music ever since. Over the years, Sunny has participated in a number of orchestras, bands and choirs, and has developed a wide interest in different instruments and music. He obtained ATCL (organ), ATCL (piano) and ATCL (horn) from Trinity College London, and ABRSM Grade 8 in singing, music theory and cello.
Herbert Tam has sung in the Cathedral Choir at St John’s Cathedral for the last 22 years. The Cathedral Choir has brought him broad exposure to sacred music. Tam has also worked with many local and worldwide professional music bodies in this 22-year music journey such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra and the choir of S. Martin-in-the-Fields. From time to time, Tam has been invited to sing minor roles in Hong Kong opera productions.
Simon graduated from the University of Hull and obtained his Degree in Marketing and Management. He was a member of the Rosaryhill School Choir (Secondary Section) and the Hong Kong Oratorio Society, participating in various music events. As an active member of the HKFYG Hong Kong Melody Makers since 2004 and member of Potenza, a male a cappella group in HKMM, Simon has been very keen on promoting and performing ‘a cappella’ music locally and overseas. He is a member of the a capella group Set Tone Men.
As a graduate of Composition major in the Hong Kong Baptist University music department, CC has participated in various composing and arranging projects in Church music including Hymns of Universal Praise Hymnal and Anthem collection, commissioned works by the Alliance Bible Seminary and other institutions. CC is currently serving as a part-time instructor of Alliance Bible Seminary, music director of Anglican Little Singers (Eastern Kowloon) and conductor of the Sacred Singers.
Linus is a bass-baritone singer. He is currently studying music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been an active and passionate music maker over the years, participating in various musical events as a leader, conductor, clarinetist, saxophone player, vocal percussionist and singer. He has obtained the ATCL diploma certificate for clarinet performance and passed ABRSM Grade 8 (voice) with distinction. He is a member of the a capella group Set Tone Men.
Rodney started singing at the young age of 10 and has been very active in the choral scene of Hong Kong. He was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Youth Choir and HKUST Choir; and has participated in many other singing groups including the Cantacore, the Opera Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Chamber Choir.
Thomas is a former choral scholar of St Matthew Carvar Street, Sheffield and trustee of the Sheffield Oratorio Chorus. He is now a chorister and archivist of St John’s Cathedral Choir. He joined Die Konzertisten in 2011 for its performance of Bach’s B minor mass. He also sang at the Mass Celebrating the 1944 Liberation of Paris at Notre Dame Cathedral in 2010 and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Halle Orchestra and the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus.
Hugh began singing as a bass chorister with St George’s Cathedral Choir in Kingston, Canada. Then in London he sang with the Philharmonia Chorus. In Hong Kong he has sung with several choirs including the Bach Choir, the Cecilian Singers, the Welsh Male Voice Choir and the RTHK Singers. He is currently a member and chaplain of the St John’s Cathedral Choir. When not singing Hugh enjoys playing saxophone with the Stray Katz big band and clarinet with the Dixie Katz.
Jason has developed his interest in singing since his school years at St Paul's College. In addition to being an Analyst at a laboratory in the daytime, Jason has been very active in the choral scene of Hong Kong and receives voice training from Ms Yuki Ip. Jason is one of the founding members of Die Konzertisten and is currently the Director and President of the Hong Kong Youth Choir, a member of St John's Cathedral Choir and the CM Singers.
Heusen is a music enthusiast and has an avid interest in a wide range of musical styles and genres. Apart from being a choir member, he also directed his first musical production Purple Summer in 2009. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Youth Choir, Die Konzertisten and The CM Singers.
An experienced consort singer and soloist, Elizabeth was awarded a choral exhibition by Queens' College Cambridge and went on to study with Jessica Cash. She sang in several leading UK chamber choirs including the Monteverdi Choir and A Capella Portuguesa. A founder member of Die Konzertisten, Elizabeth also sings in St John's Cathedral Evensong Choir and has performed as a soloist with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Die Konzertisten, the Hong Kong Bach Choir and Hong Kong Voices.
Ray graduated from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom majoring in Mathematics. He studied voice under tenor Mr Joe Polglase and countertenor Mr Charles Brett. Ray was awarded a Choral Scholarship to sing in the St John’s College Chapel Choir, Cambridge and made many recordings with the choir and toured around the world regularly including Europe, Australia, Canada, America and South Africa.
Baritone Alan Tsang was a Choral Scholar at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. As an experienced soloist he has performed with many eminent conductors in concerts and operas when in Europe. His solo concert and recital appearances in Hong Kong have taken him to venues such as City Hall, The Hong Kong Museum of Art, St John’s Cathedral, RTHK and the Stadium. He has on many occasions represented Hong Kong singing abroad for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. As a Vocal Coach to Die Konzertisten, he maintains a private studio and teaches singing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.