Edith Pun

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.

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