Edith Pun

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Pun Ka-Kwan, Edith was born in Hong Kong.  She began studying harp at the age of sixteen under the guidance of Ms. Michelle Abbott. She was admitted to studied in Hong Kong Baptist University, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Harp in 2006.  During those years, she was a frequent receiver of honourable award due to outstanding academic result.  In 2009, she was awarded “Special Talent Scholarship” from Arizona State University where she peruses her Master Degree of Music, Major in Harp, under Lynne Aspnes. 

After returning to Hong Kong, Edith starts to peruse her dream and start her business.   Under her leadership, the Hong Kong Harp Centre has become one of the leading harp dealer in town and also received international recognition.  As a passionate harpist, she has done a lot to promote harp to the community by organising different events, HarpWeek®, Harpy-Summer Academy®, HarpyWeel Festival, Teacher Training Programme.  The artists that she has worked with are, Catherine Michelle, Elizabeth Hainen, Judy Loman, Maria-Pierre Langlamet, Maria Luisa Rayan, Naoko Yoshino, Natalie Shameyeva, Remy Van Kesteren, Sasha Blodachev, Sivan Magen, Sylvain Blassel etc.  Since 2015, she was invited to be committee members of the Friends of the Harp Charitable Foundation to help the underprivileged community to learn the instrument.  

Outside the concert hall, Edith is passionate about cultivating the next generation of musicians.  She was invited to Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2011 until her resignation in 2019.  In 2010, she joins the Kingston University (Hong Kong Branch) as a harp tutor.  Pun was invited to be the jury member of the International Harp Contest in 2017 - 2019, together with renowned harpists, Catherine Michel, Natalia Shameyeva, Irina Zingg and Ieuan Jones.

An active chamber and soloist, Edith has played with China Philharmonic Orchestra, City Chamber Orchestra Hong Kong, Kunming Philharmonic Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Asia Youth Orchestra, Arizona States University Symphony Orchestra etc.  She is the founder of the Hong Kong Harp Quartet as well as Asia Harp Quartet, which brought her to perform in Holland, Korea, Italy.


Our Instructors.

Edith Pun

Edith Pun

Director

The director of the Hong Kong Harp Centre, graduated from the Arizona States University Master in Music, in Harp Performance in 2011. She was invited to be the instructor in Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and Kingston University (Hong Kong brand) in 2018. Pun is first one in town who introduce Suzuki Harp in Hong Kong and start children in harp playing in their very young age. She was also invited to perform in China, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Korea and locally with orchestra, or as a soloist.

Katrina Wong

Katrina Wong

Instructor

Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Bachelor in Music, major in harp), is an active harpist in Hong Kong who performed with various orchestra and Opera, like . As a frequent prize winner, she received prizes at serval competitions included, like Young Musician of The Year (Finalist with Distinction Award) in 2015, International Harp Festival Harp Competition in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (6th place with honourable mentioned).

Melody Tam

Melody Tam

Instructor

Accomplished her Bachelor degree in Music (Piano) from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Education in 2003. Later on, she starts her harp journey with different well-known harpists. After study with Ayako Shinosaki, Melody successfully becomes the laureate of the "Concours Francais De La Harpe 10 eme Edition" & won the 1st Prize in the "16th Osaka International Music Competition (Harp )". Melody has performed in Japan, Italy, France, The Netherlands, and Korea and was invited in perform Radio 4 and RTHK TV program. She has been coaching at the Harpy-Summer Academy since 2016.

Natalie Man

Natalie Man

Instructor

Received her Master Degree in Harp Performance & Artist Diploma in Harp Performance in 2016 and 2018 respectively. As an active orchestral player she is the guest principal harpist of Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra etc. During her studies in the States, she is the first prize winner of Darius Milhaud Performance Prize in 2017, Alice Chalifoux Prize in 2016 & 2018 etc. She returned to Hong Kong in JULY 2019 and wanted to share her knowledge with the young generation.

Cassy Ho

Cassy Ho

Instructor

Cassy Ho is a holder of Grade 8 Harp of The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. She started to learn harp at the age of thirteen. She studied harp with Juliana Beckel, an American Harpist and Edith Pun, an active Hong Kong harp performer. Cassy took part in master classes and private lessons with Karen Vaughan, Irina Zingg, Catherine Michel, Maria Luisa Rayan and Sylvain Blassel.