Associate Principal Cor Anglais
Kwan Sheung-fung graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with distinction in 2009, majoring in Oboe and minoring in Cor Anglais. He studied under the tutelage of Mr. Yiu Song-Lam and was a recipient of numerous scholarships. Upon graduation he was awarded Bernard van Zuiden Music Scholarship from Hong Kong Philharmonic Society to further his studies in Germany. He then obtained his Master of Music (Oboe) with "Sehr gut (Point 1)" result at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe in 2011, under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Indermühle. He also studied Cor Anglais with Anette Schütz, Marie-lise Schüpbach and baroque Oboe with Susanne Regel. He received tuition from Ingo Goritzki, Günther Passin, Christian Schmitt, Jacques Tys as well as François Leleux.
Kwan is now the Cor Anglais player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed extensively with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Macao Orchestra and Singapore Symphony. He was a member of Asian Youth Orchestra and Baltic Youth Philharmonic and made concert tours in Asia and Europe. He appeared in numerous music festivals in Europe, including Aurora Music Festival in Sweden, Estate Musicale Frentana and MiTo SettembreMusica in Italy and Usedomer Musikfestival in Germany. His playing has often earned positive reviews from music critics and his Swan of Tuonela performance in 2012 with Vladimir Ashkenazy was certainly one of such highlights. He currently serves in the faculties of HKAPA and the Chinese University.