Hannah Tam Wan-Ching
Currently a Form 1 student at St. Paul's Co-educational College, 12-year-old Hannah Tam entered the Junior Music Program of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) at the age of 5 with Mr Chan Kwok-wai as her teacher. With full scholarship from the Academy, she is now studying violin with Professor Michael Ma and collaborative piano teacher Ms Maria Jee.
Hannah has won many prizes at the Hong Kong School Music Festival including the Champion in Violin Concerto (for age under 19) when she was 9 and the First runner-up in Violin Concerto (for age under 12) when she was 6. In 2012 she won the Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition and was invited to perform in Tokyo. In 2016 she won the First prize (Junior Professional category) in the Sixth Hong Kong International Violin Competition, and in the same year, the First Prize (age 8-11 category) and Final Grand prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Competition in Italy. In July 2017 she was awarded the First Prize (Senior Professional category) in the Bravo International Violin Competition in San Diego, US, and received a full scholarship to study at its Music Academy. Recently, Hannah won the First Prize (for age under 15) and the Baroque Prize in the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition in Germany.
Hannah is playing the Joannes Franciscus Pressenda (1826), kindly provided by Mr Alfredo Primavera, a famous violin maker in Italy.