Winnie So

Winnie So

Winnie So, was born and bred in Hong Kong and has had an immense passion for music from a very young age. She began studying harp at the age of 12 under her own determination and perseverance which led her to delve deeper and understand the technical aspects better. Recently, she has been fortunate to come across Miss Barbara Sze and is now under her careful guidance. She joined the Hong Kong Baptist University, Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Harp.

Winnie has achieved ABRSM grade 8 for Harp and will keep working to achieve a better grade in the coming years. To put her training on test, Winnie has been tutoring harp to many students around Hong Kong from all age groups. Her students have come out on top in various harp competitions locally and this has allowed Winnie to interact with judges and other teachers to expand her social circle of the harp community in Hong Kong

In addition to harp, Winnie has a great passion for music in general. She has achieved ATCL of Trinity College London in Piano and spends time trying to incorporate sounds from different instruments to create meaningful melodies for her pleasure.


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.