Natalie Man

Natalie Man

Praised by her musicality and technique, Hong Kong based harpist Natalie Man was a winner of the CIM’s Annual Darius Milhaud Performance Prize and the Hong Kong Inter-School International Performance Challenge. She was also the finalist of the American Harp Society Anne Adams Award National Competition where she receipted
the Maxwell and Calkins Prize. While studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music, she was a two times recipient of the Alice Chalifoux Prize and the Jocelyn Chang and Michael Leese Award in Harp. As a soloist, she performed in the World Harp Congress and the Hong Kong Harp Festival. She was also invited to give a recital in the Harpy Summer Academy. She was featured live on Click2Houston representing the Texas Music Festival.


As an orchestral musician, she performed with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the CityMusic Cleveland, the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra and multiple university orchestras in Hong Kong and the United States. Other summer festival performances include the National Orchestra Institute and the Academie International de Courchevel in France. In 2017, she was invited to give an Asia premiere on the famous composer Paul Patterson’s Mosquitoes with her ensemble the Victoria Quartet at the 13th World Harp Congress.


A passionate music educator, she owned a private studio in Hong Kong. In 2017, she was invited to be one of the teaching assistance for the most leading harp summer camp in Asia, the Harpy Summer Academy held by the Hong Kong Harp Centre.


Ms. Man holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Diploma in Performing Arts from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she studied with Dan Yu and Ann Huang, and a Master of Music degree as well as an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she is a student of internationally renowned artist Yolanda Kondonassis. Besides being a professional harpist, she also plays the piano and the organ. She got merit on grade 8 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exam for piano and distinction on grade 8 ABRSM exam for organ. A native Hong Kong, Ms. Man began studying the harp at age of 12. In leisure time, she enjoys reading and creating Artworks.


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.