Two members of CSS’s string quartet, Fiona Cheung (F6 Cassia) and Joshua Chan (F5 Cassia), have been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall, New York City, the most prestigious classical music concert venue in the United States.
Fiona and Joshua were winners in their respective solo violin categories in the Hong Kong stage of the Manhattan International Young Artists Music Festival competition. They will perform as soloists and compete for the grand prizes at the MIYAMF 2017 Prizewinners Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall on 21 July 2017.
This unique opportunity will further encourage our two young musicians in their pursuit of artistic excellence. Through this platform, Fiona and Joshua will be able to showcase Hong Kong’s next generation of musical talent internationally and raise the profile of the performing arts in CSS and in Hong Kong.
Both students are committed to further study in music and aspire to be professional musicians. They view this opportunity as an important step on this exciting and challenging journey.
Fiona expressed these thoughts about this trip and what it would mean to her:
“The Carnegie Hall, New York City, is one of the most prestigious venues for classical music and has a rich history of hosting extremely high calibre classical musicians. Being able to perform in the concert hall will definitely open up my eyes to the international classical music scene, as well as open up opportunities for me to connect with notable people in the classical music field. It will be another treasurable and memorable adventure for me. It is a great encouragement for me to proceed ahead.”
Joshua is an active member of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and Youth Symphony Orchestra in Hong Kong, and has been working diligently towards his goal. In his own words, Joshua is determined to become:
“a world-class violinist and do more significant work in the classical music industry.”
We are very proud of our students’ achievements and wish them every success and enjoyment in their future musical ventures.