Leung Kin Fung


Leung Kin Fung received the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award” in Hong Kong in 2002. Leung was the fi rst Hong Kong musician to win the first prize at the “1992 Young Artist Competition” in New York. He also won the second prize at “The 19th William Primrose International Viola Competition” in 1991. In 1986, he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Eastman School of Music in the U.S.A. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. Leung continued his studies at the Juilliard School with a full scholarship. He was listed in the “Who’s Who in the HKSAR” published by Sing Tao Publishing Ltd in 2004. He was commended for making outstanding achievements in the promotion of arts and culture, under the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme 2005.

Leung enjoys a world-class reputation, as demonstrated by his frequent performances in Italy, Belgium, Russia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, other Asian cities and many American cities, as well as regular concerto performances with orchestras. Leung has represented Hong Kong in many international music events. Since 1989, Leung has held many important posts, including membership of the violin faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in New York from 1989-92, where he had served in 1990 as its Director of Chamber Music. Since 2000, Leung has been the First Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director of Hong Kong Pure String. He has also served on the faculty of Th e Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Th e Chinese University of Hong Kong. Leung has also distinguished himself in the recording world with his solo albums and DVDs. Th e newest released is Complete 21 Hungarian Dance by J. Brahms, collaborated with the renowned pianist Nancy Loo, and released by the Hugo Production.

Leung performs on the violin made by the Italian violinmaker Santos Serpahin in year 1730.


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