Second Associate Concertmaster
Hong Kong Canadian violinist Anders Hui is a passionate concert violinist, chamber musician, orchestra executive and music educator. Currently the Second Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Anders Hui first joined the orchestra in 2010. Anders was invited by Christoph Eschenbach to be the Assistant Concertmaster for the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, performing with soloist Lang Lang in a month-long 23-concert tour across North America. He was first chosen by Eschenbach as Assistant Concertmaster in 2007 and became Concermaster the following year. In this position he did tours around Hungary, Denmark, Brazil, and extensively in Germany. With this orchestra he also had the opportunity to work with other world-renowned conductors including Herbert Blomstedt, Mikhail Pletnev, Christopher Hogwood, and Ivan Fischer.
An active chamber musician, Anders has worked with many world-renowned musicians such as Cho-Liang Lin, Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Alex Kerr, Yuval Gotlibovich, James Campbell, and Andre Watts. In 2018, he toured with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Quartet to Shanghai and Beijing, and the highlight of the tour was a highly acclaimed performance in the Beijing Music Festival in collaboration with Andreas Ottensamer and the Shanghai Quartet., During that tour, he also gave masterclasses in the Shanghai Orchestra Academy.
In 2020, Anders was invited to be the Orchestra Executive of Opera Hong Kong, where he coordinated and founded the Opera Hong Kong Orchestra, and performed as Guest Concertmaster in productions such as Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Pasquale, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, and L'Eslisir D'Amore. All of them received critical acclaims.
Anders is also a dedicated educator. He was first appointed as one of a few Violin Associate Instructors at Indiana University, and he is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Music Department of Hong Kong Baptist University. Along with teaching orchestral repertoire classes and chamber music, he has been invited to hold multiple month-long intense summer orchestral repertoire workshops. He also holds a position in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology teaching chamber music. and he was recently been invited to hold masterclasses and workshops for the orchestra at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has been invited to many competitions in Hong Kong as a member of the violin jury throughout the years. He has also been invited to the 2022 Singapore Raffles International Music Festival as a Violin Jury member, and there he will conduct open masterclasses for the winning participants of that year.
Anders won his first major competition in Canada - Canadian Music Competition - when he was 17, and then went to the US where he received his Masters’ and Bachelor degrees in Indiana University Jacob school of Music under the supervision of Mauricio Fuks and Nelli Shkolnikova. Whilst at Indiana University, he won the Brahms Violin Concerto Competition and performed with the IU Philharmonic Orchestra. In America, he was the Assistant Concertmaster and Interim Concertmaster for Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, as well as Guest Concertmaster in Carmel (IN) Symphony Orchestra. He was also Tutti Violin of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Before returning to Hong Kong and joining the HK Phil, he undertook further studies in Germany with Michael Vogler and Kolja Blacher, professors at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin.
Anders performs on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin made in 1855.