Kwok Ho-Yin is currently a Teaching Assistant at University of Iowa studying Orchestral Conducting under the tutelage of William LaRue Jones. Prior to moving to Iowa, Ho-Yin obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Hong Kong Baptist University with First Class Honour in Violin Performance and Pedagogy under the direction of Dr. Gilbert Sak. Ho-Yin was the assistant conductor of both Collegium Musicum Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra from 2012 to 2014. During those years, he had assisted the Collegium’s debut in Carnegie hall and conducted the Symphony Orchestra tour in Southern China and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. He was also conductor of St. Stephen’s College Orchestra, with which he made his debut in Großer Musikvereinssaal, Vienna and won 1st Prize in Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2014. In additional to the above, he also served as conductor of Sacred Heart Canossian College Orchestra from 2012 to 2014 and had conducted the Berlin Sinfonietta in masterclass presented by Colin Metters. Besides conducting, Ho-Yin is also a keen violinist. As a soloist, Ho-yin has performed in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Leipzig, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, and other European and Asian cities. He was concertmaster of Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong and has performed in masterclasses of renowned violinists, including Ryu Goto, Hagai Shaham, Alexander Gilman, Gottfried von der Goltz. Ho-Yin is currently second violinist of Voce Quartet at University of Iowa, with which he played for David Shifrin, Uriel Tsachor and the Pacifica String Quartet in masterclasses.
- Ho-Yin Kwok
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