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Clara Tsang graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Music (Cello Performance). She studied under different cellists, including Richard Bamping and Professor Ray Wang, and attended master classes of Timothy Landuer, Gerhard lberer, Martin Menking and Mario Brunello.


During her study period, she was already actively involved with a variety of musical projects. In 2000, Ms Tsang made a recording of Lalo’s concerto with Radio Television Hong Kong. She has performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the New Philharmonic of Hong Kong, the Pan-Asia Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra. She was invited to join the Pacific Music Festival (2005) in major cities such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Sapporo, with conductors Jun Märkl and Nello Santi. In 2012, she was invited by The Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in Canada and played under the baton of Arthur Arnold.


Her passion and vision in bringing music to as many people as possible has led her to establish Hong Kong Cellist Society in 2004. The Society aims to provide a platform to all musicians for music exchange and sharing and opportunities for performance, to nurture a healthy appetite for classical music, and to encourage interaction between musicians and the public. In view of this mission, the Society presents Hong Kong Cello Festival, Cappuccino Moment and Forever Red Project and runs the Young Musicians Performance Program (YMPP). Over ten years, the society has grown from a handful of supporters to having over 1600 active members now.


Forever Red project (FRP) was established in September 2012. It is a project where emerging and established artists alike come together purely to create exciting new combinations of music and art. Under FRP, the first performance was Clara Tsang’s Cello Recital and then a concert lingering in “Deep Autumn” in December. In the following year, FRP presented in March “Forever Red the Shadow of Your Smile” where Ms Tsang brought jazz and classical together and then in June introduced Ms Tsang’s devotion to her “Brahms Addiction”.


Followed by the series of intensive performances last year, Ms Tsang made her first international debut, “Miraculous Life,” in Carneige Hall, New York in March 2014. With the Fellowship granted by the Asian Cultural Council (New York), she showcased Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19, and Cesar Franck’s Cello Sonata in A Major. As well, she was invited to perform in the Faculty House at Columbia University during her stay in US.


To know more about Clara Tsang, www.claratsang.com