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MA Wai-him

Currently Suona Principal and a guan virtuoso with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO). Visiting Artist at the School of Music of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2017

Ma learned Chinese wind instruments from his father, Ma Wing-sing, at a young age. He completed his Master’s degree programme with double major in suona and guan at the HKAPA (2015)

Winner of the Silver Award-Folk Instruments section at the 16th Osaka International Music Competition in Japan in 2015 and Received Award for Young Artist (Music), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2016)

Highlight solo performances included solo recital “Suona and Guan Concert by Ma Wai-him” (2015) presented by LCSD. Also curated two HKCO concerts The Chinese Music Time Machine and The Chinese Music Time Machine II in 2015 and 2016 respectively

Ma reinvented the suona by performing in pop and jazz music crossover productions. He also performed original compositions as member of the Majestic G band (which he co-founded) at Clockenflap 2013, Endless Summer 2013 and the Heart-Town Festival 2014




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