Mr. Gary Ngan


Mr. Gary Ngan

Violinist Gary Ngan has performed extensively across the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, the North and South Americas as an all-round chamber musician, clinician, historical performance specialist, orchestral leader and soloist on both the modern and Baroque violin. Mr. Ngan received degrees from Yale University (M.M. with Fellowship and full scholarship) and Eastman School of Music (B.M. with high distinction and the prestigious Performer¡¦s Certificate). He also holds the Fellowship Diploma from Trinity College, London and was awarded the Doctoral full-tuition scholarship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In Germany, Mr. Ngan advanced his studies on Early Music and Chamber Music at Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

Mr. Ngan studied violin with Charles Castleman, Ani Kavafian, Mikhail Kopelman, Stefan Milenkovic, Bidan Zhao, the late Lin Yao-ji and Zvi Zeitlin, violin-guitar duo with Benjamin Verdery, violin-piano duo with Jean Barr and Claude Frank. He won First Prizes at the Eastman Concerto Competition (solo performance with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra), Montserrat Competition and Vinaros International Chamber Music Competition in Spain. Mr. Ngan has appeared with the Asian Youth Orchestra and the historical Ying Wa College on tour, the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center and the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall under Jaime Laredo, as well as international music festivals including the Great Mountains (South Korea), Music Academy of the West, Music Master Course (Japan), Norfolk and Northern Lights. Besides being the Concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia (2007-2009) and the National Orchestral Institute (2006), from 2012-2014 he has served as the Concertmaster of Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart ¡¥s Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble directed by Helmuth Rilling, touring in Chile, Germany, Italy and Tunisia.

In the field of period performance practice, Mr. Ngan has collaborated as ensemble leader with Jonathan Cohen, Iestyn Davies and Hans-Christoph Rademann, performed next to Lorenzo Colitto, Marc Destrube, Monica Huggett, Rachel Podger, Robert Mealy and the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, under the baton of Simon Carrington, Stephen Layton, Paul O'Dette, Masaaki Suzuki with the Yale Schola Cantorum, Matthew Halls and Robert Levin in the Oregon Bach Festival, as well as with Michael Chance and Zvi Meniker of Institut fur Alte Musik Hannover. He has also worked closely with Kristian Bezuidenhout, Malcolm Bilson, Petra Mullejans, Anne Rohrig and Christel Thielmann. To promote the awareness of the historical-performance practice issues in the region, besides being the leader of Baroque orchestra Cammer Musicus, he also gives lectures and demos for the Early Music Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Shantou University in China.

Mr. Ngan is the Associate Concertmaster of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong since 2010 and the Concertmaster of the Hong Kong SingFest. He is currently on faculty at the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Education University of Hong Kong while giving over 60 performances annually.

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