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Elisa Chan

Elisa Chan, a name known affectionately that represents good music, and true music. She is a veteran singer from Hong Kong who has hit international stardom and has dominated the international Chinese music scene for over three decades. Despite Elisa’s petite and delicate appearance, she commands a strong singing voice that ranges from fast and rhythmic numbers to mellow and smoky slow ballads. Her wide and diverse musical repertoire covers from Western Pop, Soul, Jazz, Blues to Chinese Classics and Cantopop. She is also known for her versatility in performing in many languages, including English, French, Tagalog, Italian and Japanese, in addition to her native Cantonese and Mandarin. The audiences are always impressed by her powerful on-stage performances and recognise her as a singer-entertainer who combines various elements on stage. Elisa was voted the Best Performer in Hong Kong in 1998.


“To dream, to dare, to make it happen” – a line that Elisa abides to has full-geared her energy, persistence and dedication to her music. Started out as the lead female vocalist in one of Hong Kong’s top pop group, the New Topnotes, at the age of sixteen, she toured Asia and Europe where she learned and earned much respect in the music scene at that era. Launching her solo career in the early 1980s, she released numerous hit songs throughout the decades, which brought her fame and led to various world tours. During these tours, she received numerous standing ovations from audiences and shared the stage with many international superstars, including Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack. In 2004, the highlight of her career arrived when she co-hosted a concert with her idol, the jazz diva Patti Austin, fulfilling a lifelong dream.


Throughout her career, she appeared in countless major concerts. Notably, her solo concert in 1994, “The Impossible Concert”, brought together all the top musical directors and musicians, achieving a record-breaking two performances. Elisa’s creativity, gutsy and relentless pursuit of improvement have diversified her roles in the entertainment field, including radio DJ, TV hostess and guest appearances in dramas and movies. In the mid-1990s, she developed herself as a singing coach. Her work has inspired many young artists, earning her high respect in the music field.