Andrew LING, Hong Kong (34 ans)

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Andrew Ling est altiste, violoniste, chef d’orchestre et professeur de musique. Actuellement Alto solo de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Hong Kong, il joue également pour l’Orchestre Chinois de Hong Kong et l’Orchestre de Film chinois. Il a dirigé l’Orchestre philharmonique de Hong Kong, l’Orchestre symphonique Pan Asiatique, l’Orchestre de Seinäjoki City en Finlande et l’Orchestre symphonique de Kuopio. Andrew a travaillé avec les plus grands chefs d’orchestre tels que Jaap van Zweden, Edo de Wart, Jun Märkl et Leonard Slatkin. Après avoir étudié le violon à Pékin, Andrew poursuit son apprentissage du violon aux Etats-Unis, à l’Université de l’Indiana puis à l’Université de Rice (Houston, Texas). Il pratique la musique de chambre à haut niveau, et occupe à Hong Kong des postes d’enseignants à l’Université Baptiste et à l’Académie des arts de la scène. De 2010 à 2012, il est co-directeur des bourses pour l’Orchestre de la Fondation de la famille Robert H. N. Ho.


Andrew Ling, violin, viola and conductor

Hong Kong-native Andrew Ling is a concert violist and violinist, conductor, and music educator. Currently Principal Violist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (“HK Phil”), he is also invited by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and the China Film Orchestra. Andrew has brought his musicianship to conducting engagements with the HK Phil, the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, and Finland’s Seinäjoki City Orchestra and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. Handpicked to conduct the HK Phil in rehearsal for Christoph Eschenbach and the late Lorin Maazel, he has worked alongside some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Edo de Wart, Jun Märkl, and Leonard Slatkin. Andrew’s journey with music began at six, where he studied violin with the late Professor Lin Yaoji at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, and soon began touring internationally with the Hong Kong Yip’s Children’s Choir. He went on to pursue Violin Performance at Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, Mauricio Fuks, Alan de Veritch and the late Ik-hwan Bae, and was a protégé of Cho-Liang Lin at Rice University. He is often seen playing solo, chamber and conducting. After returning to Hong Kong, Andrew continued his career as a concert musician and conductor. He has played with many renowned musicians including Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Ning Feng, Trey Lee, Michael Guttman and The Shanghai Quartet, and was a guest artist at the Banff Center Chamber Music Residency in Canada in 2009. He holds teaching positions at Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and has also served as faculty at The Youth Summer Music Camp hosted by the National Taiwan Symposium phony Orchestra. From 2010–12 he was co-director of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestra Fellowships, a scheme providing professional development for young Chinese musicians of promise.