The 2nd prize winner of the 2019 International Conductor’s Competition at Deutsches Musikfest Osnabrück (Germany), Sophie Mok’s conducting experience includes New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), CCM Philharmonia (United States), Le Gai Ensemble (Hong Kong), Polizeiorchester Bayern (Germany), Symphonisches Blasorchester Volkach (Germany), and Bläserphilharmonie Aachen (Germany). She also served as a coach of the Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor of the Hong Kong Baptist University Wind Symphony, as well as a resident conductor of the Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia. As an active participant in conducting workshops and masterclasses, Mok has in workshops and masterclasses of Mikko Franck, Douglas Bostock, Mark Scatterday, Richard Floyd, Jerry Junkin, Mallory Thompson, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, and Jamie Nix. In the 2019 summer, she was accepted into the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF) in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she studied with renowned conducting teachers Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher.
A native of Hong Kong, Mok is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting under the tutelage of Maestro Mark Gibson at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Before her conducting career, she received a bachelor’s degree in Oboe Performance from the Hong Kong Baptist University and a master’s degree in Oboe Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a teaching assistantship while being a member of Zenobia Woodwind Quintet, the graduate residency wind quintet.
As an oboist, Mok perform frequently with various orchestras and wind ensembles, which brought her around the world to the United States, China, Taiwan, Macau, Thailand, and Japan. She has served as principal oboist at different orchestras: Gustav Mahler Orchestra, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonia, Colorado Mahler Festival, The Learners Orchestras, Pro Musica Orchestra (Thailand), Boulder Symphony, to name but a few. Mok also participated in several recording projects: Matteo Ricci The Musical (2019), Remarks (2013) by Hong Kong pop singer Hacken Lee, and the world premiere and recording session of Songs of Love and Life for Soprano and Small Wind Ensemble (2012) by Frank Ticheli, directed by Allan McMurray whom the composition is dedicated. She also appeared as a soloist with Hong Kong Baptist Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia.