Prof. Johnny M Poon
Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research)
Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Endowed Professor in Music
Head of Department


Conducting and Orchestral Studies
Music Director, Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra
Music Director, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong
Office: AST801A
Tel.: (852) 3411-7096
E-mail: jpoon@hkbu.edu.hk


Professor Johnny Poon, the inaugural Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Endowed Professor in Music, is the newly appointed Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research) at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is serving concurrently as the Head of Department of Music.

Since 2018, he has also taken on a leadership role as convenor of the Creative Media/Practice Research Cluster, spearheading the development of one of the strategic research foci at the university; and he is also the anchor person of the Faculty Niche Research Area Subgroup in Performance Studies.

Professor Poon has maintained a highly successful and distinguished professional career as a conductor, appearing regularly in concert halls and festivals across the globe including Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Glinka Cappella Hall, Novgorod Philharmonic Hall, and Gnessin Institute of Arts in Russia; National Centre for the Performing Arts and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China; Operafestival di Roma in Italy, Harlaxton International Music Festival, Manhattan-Hong Kong Music Festival, and Hong Kong Arts Festival. He has conducted such ensembles as Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Capella Orchestra, Sudestdeutsche Philharmonie, Kammarkoren Svenska Roster, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Slezske Divadlo Opava, Opera Hong Kong, Sinfonica dellˇ¦ international Chamber Ensemble, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Taiwan Baroque Camerata, Beijing Central Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Tsinghua University Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He is presently Music Director of HKBU Symphony Orchestra; Founder and Music Director of Collegium Musicum Hong Kong.

Previously, he held positions as Director of Opera at University of Evansville (USA), Music Director of Evansville Collegium Musicum (USA), Associate Conductor of OperaFestival di Roma (Italy), Artistic Director of Harlaxton International Chamber Music Festival (UK), and Manhattan-Hong Kong Music Festival (USA/HK).

Professor Poon serves in a number of committees and advisory boards in Hong Kong and abroad, including Curriculum Development Committee on Key Learning Areas (Arts Education), Education Bureau; Programme and Development Committee (PDC) and Art Form Panel (Music), Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD); and Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC). He is also the chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Division of Cultural and Creativity at United International College, Zhuhai (UIC); artistic advisor of Macao Orchestra. He has also served on panels for various organisations, accreditation reviews, and award schemes such as Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme Award; High-level Advisory Panel of the Chief Executiveˇ¦s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE); Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Scholarship Scheme; Hong Kong Arts Development Council Awards, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; Hong Kong Education University; HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education; Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). He is an elected fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.

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