Qualifications: Artist Diploma in Performance, Royal College of Music; Master of Performance (Guildhall Artist), Guildhall School of Music and Drama; BA(Hons), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Locale Hong Kong
Artist Diploma in Performance, Royal College of Music; Master of Performance (Guildhall Artist), Guildhall School of Music and Drama; BA(Hons), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Cellist of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Kai Hei Chor is one of the most active Hong Kong cellists in his generation.
He is frequently invited to perform at different music festivals and concerts all over the world, including many with the presence of the key government officials from different countries. He also appeared at major Hong Kong media, including South China Morning Post, RTHK and other major TV channels.
His prizes includes Schoenfeld International Competition, International Competition ‘Giovanni Musicisti – Città di Treviso’, Italy, Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, and “Hong Kong Scholar” title conferred by the Hong Kong Government.
As an orchestral cellist, he led the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Strings Orchestra, Mahler Orchestra Hong Kong etc.
Orchestras he performed with include London Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta etc., working with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Mazzel, Vladimir Jurowski etc; and composers including Sir James Macmillan, Unsuk Chin, Du Yun etc. Kai Hei is currently a cello instructor at several schools and institutes; and a Director of an education centre.
Kai Hei enjoys cooking, food hunting and watching football in his spare time. He is especially grateful to kind donors who support him with a 1854 Charles Adolphe Grand cello.
My thoughts on teaching music
I am a firm believer of combining interest and passion together with a solid technical ground.
Lesson shall always be fun and encouraging, in which I design games and story-telling for the younger ones; and interesting conversation about philosophy/history etc. with the more advance ones. Through this students can understand the meaning of learning the musical instrument, and develop musicality and creativity.
Meanwhile, I strongly believe in systematical technique training. I teach each technical issue in a scientific and systematic manner, to ensure students’ solid technical ground.
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