Colin TONG Sek Yuen (piano) Age: 11
Born in 2007, Colin is a Primary 6 student at the Ying Wa Primary School. He started studying piano at the age of five, receiving his early training from Ms. Karen Sung Ke Zhang. At age nine, he was admitted to the Junior Music Program at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). Currently, he is studying piano under the tutelage of Ms. Rachel Cheung Wai Ching.
In addition to playing piano, Colin also plays the violin. He was a member of the Senior String Orchestra and of the Symphony Orchestra at the Ying Wa Primary School. Currently, he is the pianist of the Senior Choir at the School.
Colin has participated in numerous piano competitions, winning several awards and prizes, among which: First Prize, Children Class C - The 19th HK – ASIA Piano Open Competition (2016); First Prize, Graded Piano Solo Grade 5 – The 69th Hong Kong Schools of Music Festival (2016); First Prize, Children Recital Class – The 8th Hong Kong Virtuosos Music Competition (2017); First prize in the Amateur Group D – The International Liszt Ferenc Competition (2018); First prize Children Class – The 4th Europe Elbe Valley International Music Competition (2018);
As the winner in both the Piano Open Class Children Class and the Piano Own Choice Children Class in the Global Final of the China International Music & Arts Festival 2018, Colin will be participating in the prestigious music festival to be held by The Bavarian Music Academy, Hammelburg, Germany, in August 2019.
唐碩元 (鋼琴) 11歲