Organizing committee

Artistic Presidium

Ole Bohn

– Internationally renowned violinist
– Concertmaster of the Norwegian National Opera Symphony Orchestra
-The King’s Order of Merit in Gold from King Harald V of Norway

David Cerone

-Former President of The Cleveland Institute of Music, US
-2011 Cleveland Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award in Music
-Former Chairman of the Violin Department at Curtis

Igor Pylatyuk

– The President of The Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy
– Vice President of the Ukrainian Musicians Association
– Violin Professor

Jorge Mester

– The Honor Music Director of the Louisville
– Advisory board member at Young Musicians Foundation (YMF)
– Former Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival
– Director of the Juilliard School’s Conducting Department

Nathaniel Rosen

– Internationally renowned cellist
– The first American cellist gold medal winner at the Tchaikovsky Competition

Wang Hui Ran

– Winner of the Gold Award and the Conductor Award in the 1st China Arts Festival
– Permanent council member of China Nationalities Orchestra Society (CNOS)
– Council member of the China Pipa Study Society

Wu Ying

– Internationally renowned pianist
-Chairman of the Piano Musicians Association of China
-Chairman of the Piano Department of the CCM

Yu Mingqing

-Chairman of the Cello Musicians Association of China
-Vice-Chairman of the Orchestral Instruments Department of the CCM
-Director of the Classical Chamber music of the CCM

Guo Shuzhen

-Chairman of the Opera Department of the CCM
– Chair of Jury Panel of China International Competition for Singers
-Jury of International Tchaikovsky Voice Competitions

Cao Wengong

-Famous Dizi performer, Music educator, Conductor
-Tutor of China Conservatory of Music
-Conductor of China National Youth Orchestra

Wong Yuk Shan, BBS, JP

– President of the Open University of Hong Kong

Walter Adrian AM

-President of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Alain Jacquon

– Headmaster of the Lyon Conservatory, France
– Member of the French Society of Artists and Composers

Timothy W. Tong, JP

– President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University until the end of 2018

Tong Weidong

– Violin professor, Deputy Head of Orchestral Department of Central Conservatory of Music
– Vice President and Secretary General of Violin Society of Chinese Musician Association
– Member of Chamber Music Society of Chinese Musician Association

Cai Jindong

-Professor of music at the Stanford University
-Conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Elworthy

– President & CEO of the Vancouver Academy of Music
– Western Music Advisor of Haw Par Music Foundation
– Former member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2002 – 2014)

Charles Kellis

– Chairman of the jury for the Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition
– Former Professor of Music of the Juilliard School
– Chairman of the Jury for the Lanzhou International Vocal Competition

Liu Xi Jin

-National class one composer
-President of China Nationalities Orchestra Society (CNOS)

Gu Guanren

-The Honor Chairman of CNOS
-Vice-Director of CMA
-Vice-Chairman of National Music Committee

Jiang Xiongda

– Renowned violinist and educator
– Consultant of the Violin Musicians Association of China
– State Level Class one actor

Honorary Consultants

Ching-chu Hu

– Professor of Composition and Theory at the Denison University, US

German Gutierrez

– Director of Orchestral Studies at Texas Christian University (TCU), US
– Conductor of the TCU Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Russell

– Assistant Professor of College of Music and the Arts at the Azusa Pacific University
– Conductor of the Azusa Pacific University Symphony and the Orange County School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra

Nikola Ruzevic

– Famous Chamber Musician in US
– Jury at Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition
– Jury at Rudolf Matz International String Competition

Emily Moss

– Director of Bands and Director of Instrumental Music Education for the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA)

Elvin S. Rodriguez

– Renowned pianist
– Chair of the Department of Music at La Sierra University

Maychyk Ostap

– Professor of Academic Singing, and Vice-rector and Head of International Relations at the Lviv National Music Academy, Ukraine

Amanda Chan

– The Head of the Piano Department at the Vancouver Academy of Music
– Pianist with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
– The faculty of the University of British Columbia, School of Music

Volker Hartung

– Artistic Director of Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany
– Former Principal Violist with the Klassische Philharmonie in Bonn

John M. Kennedy

-Famous Composer in the US
-Director of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles

Enric Madriguera

– Guitarist and educator
– Director of Guitar Studies and Aesthetic Studies of University of Texas at Dallas

Linda Wang

– Chairman of the Department of Violin
– First prize of the International Kingsville Competition
– First prize of the International Markneukirchen Instrumental Competition

Wang Yong

– President and Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Shi Lei

– Renowned Dizi player in China
– Professional Dizi tutor of Sichuan Music Conservatory

Ren Jie

– President of the Guangdong Pearl River Symphony Orchestra
– Council member of Guangdong Musician Association

Dean Anderson

– Director of Orchestral Studies at La Sierra University
– Director of Instrumental Activities at Occidental College

Li Xiao

-Famous piano educator
-Former Director of piano Department at Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

Li Weiwei

-Famous piano educator
-Professor of Graduate Institute of Performing at National Taiwan Normal University

Xia Feiyun

-Famous Conductor of Chinese National music
-Master tutor of Chinese traditional instruments department at Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Tang Pinfei

-Cello Professor of La Sierra University

Gabriel Kwok

-Head of Keyboard Studies at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

Sun Minghong

– Oboe Professor and master tutor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
– Vice-President of Affiliated Middle School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
– Vice-Chairman of China Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles

Tao Ying

– Expatriate Soprano in France
– Deputy Director of Vocal and Opera Department of Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

Leung Bo Wah

– Head of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong
– Associate Dean (Quality Assurance and Enhancement)

Frank Su Huang

-Internationally renowned cellist
-Vice President of Schoenfeld International Music Society

Eleanor Wong

– Senior Lecturer and Artist-in-Residence in Keyboard at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Yip Waihong

-Honorary President of International Society of Children’s Choral & Performing Arts (ISCCPA) (U.S.)
-Founding Director of Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University

Chiu Siu-ling

– Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance and choral conducting, American Conservatory of Music
– Former Organ Instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
– Principal Instructor of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Pipe Organ Education Series

Malgorzata Kellis

– Polish American soprano
– Artistic Director of Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition

Daisy You Hui

– Director of the Chinese Music Teacher’s Association in Northern California
– Guzheng Professor of Music Department at Stanford University
– Director and conductor of the Stanford Gu-zheng Ensemble

Vivian Cheng

– The Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons of 2009
– Principal Instructor of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ivan Shulman

– Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra Music Director
– Music Director of the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra.

Johnny Poon

– Head of Department of Music and Acting Dean of Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University
– Artistic director and conductor of Collegium Musicum Hong Kong

Nie Bing

-Chairman of Guangdong String Association
-Vice-Chairman of Shenzhen Musician Association
-Concert master of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

Su Li

-National class one performer
-Master’s Degree at The Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory

Junko Ueno Garrett

– Internationally known concert pianist
– Piano Professor of Occidental College, Los Angeles (USA)

Tan YianJian

– Vice President of Dizi professionals Committee, China Nationalities Orchestra Society
– Vice President of the Guangdong Province Nationalities Orchestra Society


Alejandro Drago

– Director of faculty at the University of North Dakota Department of Music
– Director of Strings / Chamber Orchestra of North Dakota Chamber Orchestra

Jörg Lieser

– Deputy Solo Clarinetist of the Saarland State Theatre
– Clarinet Professor of University of Music in Saarbrücken, Germany

Nikolai New

– Cellist of the Haydn Quartet
– Former Cellist of the Amadeus quartet

Jeremy Williams

– Music Director for the Yew Chung Education Foundation

Jennifer Reznicek

– Master’s Degree in violin performance at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California
– Former assistant Professor of Music at Canadian University College (Canada

Ana Filomena Silva

– Cello Professor in Silva Monteiro Music School, Portugal
– First prize winner of Guilhermina Suggia Competition
– Prizewinner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition

Eliseu G. Silva

– Director in the Oporto Youth Orchestra, Portugal
– Award Prize at the International Violin Competition ” José Augusto Alegria ” Évora – 2009

Basil Vendryes

– Principal Violist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
– the faculties of the Lamont School of Music of the University

Striletska Olga

– Teacher of Lviv National Academy of Music in Ukraine
– Artistic Director of the International (Ukraine) Artists Association

Wang Shusheng

– Vice-Chairman of the Accordion Musicians Association of China
– Director of Accordion at Tianjin Conservatory of Music

Yuan Jie

– “National Arts Youth Ambassador of China” by the State Council of China
– Prestigious Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School

Fang Xiaomu

– Co-Principal Cellist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
– Prize of “Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Culture Award”

Connie Lo

– Tutor of Yip’s Children’s Choral and Performing Arts Centre

Miao Di

– The independent founder of the first music museum in China — Heilongjiang Music Museum
– Scholar of ethnomusicology and a professional Erhu player

He Lanqing

– The Standing Council member of the Cello Society under the Chinese Musicians Association
– National Class One Performer of China
– Cellist of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Fung Ho

– Music Director and Conductor of the Olympia Youth Orchestra

Yu Shaoying

– Associate professor of Guangdong University of Education
– Music examiner of Guangdong National College Entrance Examination

Wu Xiuyun

– Professor and master tutor of Cello at Tianjin Conservatory of Music

Li Jing

– Soprano soloist
– Opera soloist professional diploma at the ‘Ecole Normale de Musique Alfdred Cortort’ in Paris

Woon-Hyoung Lee

– Master’s Degree in violin performance at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California
– Principal Violin of the Baroque orchestra of Bach Solisten Seoul

Yan Ni

– Instructor of harp at Denison University, US
– Principal harp of the Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra

Lam Chun Yat Drawson

– Professional singing coach with 17+ years’ experience
– Master of ceremony, program host, actor in film and commercials, voice-over artist, event coordinator, song producer

Cui jiefu

– The Harbin Conservatory of Music as Grade 2 Professor of Vocal Faculty
– Member of the Chinese Musicians Association

Zhang Yuyu

– Director of Piano department at Nanjing Normal University, China

Zhang Le

– National Class One Performer in China
– Piano soloist of the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, China

Jia Wei

– Assistant Professor in violin at Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China

Chan Yi Kwong

– President of the Hong Kong St. John’s Ambulance New Territories West Headquarters
– President of the Scout Association of Hong Kong – Kowloon Region

Chan Hung-yin

– Dizi virtuoso
– President of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music Hong Kong Subsidiary
– Director of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society

Leung Siu Tong

– Chairman of Hong Kong Parents Alliance Association
– Director of Yichang International School, Longpanhu, in Hubei, China

Zeng Huijun

– Distinguished Professor of the USATCE
– Jury of the National Piano PETS

Zeng Qiujian

– Visiting tutor of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at Education University of Hong Kong
– Conductor of Guangzhou Tianhe District Guangdong Chinese Orchestra

Jacky Wong Cho Ki

– Conductor of the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra, China
– Former Assistant Conductor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Wei Wei

– Violin professor of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music
– President of Guangdong Violin Education Society

Xue Binxia

– Vice-Chairman of Schoenfeld International Music Society
– Associate Professor, Master Supervisor of Architecture at Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Yeo Kuei Pin

– First Doctor of Music in piano performance in Indonesia
– Listed in the International Who’s Who of Women

Gao Wei

– Piano Faculty Assistant Professor for the Harbin Conservatory of Music
– Doctor in Piano Performance

Gu Enwei

– Principal cellist of the Yantian Symphony Orchestra, China