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Samantha Chong

Samantha Chong

A native of Sabah, Malaysia, mezzo-soprano Samantha Chong’s repertoire spans early music, oratorio, songs, opera and contemporary works. She was the winner of the 1st ASEAN Vocal competition, organised by Singapore Lyric Opera in 2016. She also won the 1st prize at the 41st National Singing Competition of Malaysia in 2015. After her graduation, she started her career as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Hong Kong, Musica Viva and Global Symphony Orchestra. Samantha has made her Italian debut in 2019 with Teatro Petruzzelli, singing Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Recently, she has been invited to perform with Erasmus Orchestra, Hong Kong Art Festival, Hong Kong – Vienna Music Festival, Kuala Lumpur City Opera, Singapore Lyric Opera, Virama Music Malaysia, China Sichuan Music Conservatory and Mozart Festival in Shenzhen, China.


Her recent performances include the title role in Carmen, the role of Yu in Women Like Us (2023 Hong Kong Art Festival chamber opera), Giacinta in La finta semplice, Doralba in L’impresario in angustie, Sect Mother in Kungfood (world premiere), Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor.


Samantha graduated with the Master of Music Degree, having previously earned her Bachelor of Music Degree, both from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). She was a member of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Opera Hong Kong Young Artist Development Programme from 2015 to 2018. She is currently a faculty member at the HKAPA.