For the current season, we have Mr. Ambrose Lui (violin) and Mr. Cheung Ming Fai (cello) as mentors for the orchestra.
Violinist of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta since 2001, Ambrose Lui studied at the Boston Conservatory after graduating from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Violin Performance.
During his studies at the Conservatory and the Academy, he was under the tutelage of Bonnie Bewick of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Wong Sze Hang, guest concertmaster of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra respectively.
Ambrose started playing the violin at the tender age of 4 and later joined the junior school programme of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). His talents in violin was shown at an early age, where he gave his live TV broadcast performance and was the principal of the HKAPA Junior Orchestra. He was also the principal of the HKAPA Senior Orchestra, Asian Youth Orchestra and Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Ambrose had performed at numerous masterclasses and was awarded scholarships from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Interlochen Arts Camp, Lamar University, and Boston Conservatory.
Apart from being a keen orchestral player, Ambrose has also been very active both as a chamber musician and a soloist. Besides, his musical output is by no means limited to performance, as exemplified by his extensive involvement in the recording and orchestration of numerous film music productions. Ambrose is also a dedicated violin teacher, where his students has won numerous prizes at HKSMSA and other competitions.
Cheung Ming Fai started learning cello with his father at the early age. He went to Paris in 1980 to further his study before heading to Hochschüle für Kunst und Darstellung Graz Expositur Oberscützen. In which he studied under the tutelage of Professor Kitt. Mr Cheung then studied with Professor A. Skocic and graduated from Konservatorium der Stadt Wien.