Anna Kwan Ton-an
Anna Kwan Ton-an started learning the cello when she was ten at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has won scholarships including the Hong Kong Bank, Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Stanley Knight and Yale School of Music.
While studying for her Bachelor Degree at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, she worked with members of the Vermeer, Emerson and Colorado string quartets, furthering her studies at Yale University, where she was coached by Claude Frank, Peter Frankl and members of the Tokyo String Quartet.
As a soloist, Anna was invited by the LCSD “Young Soloist Series” to play a solo recital in 1999. She was also invited to perform as a representative of Wells Cathedral School, England while she was a student there to perform at the Governor’s House for Sir Chris Patten. She was principal cello of the Asian Youth Orchestra 1995 and a member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Youth Orchestra, orchestra in residence of the Verbier Music Festival, Switzerland in 1996 and 1997.
Anna joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001. As the member of the Hong Kong String Quartet, she has given concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau, and is currently a member of the Anonymous Quartet.