Hong Kong conductor Mark Hui obtained his Bachelor of Music degree with first class honours at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and his Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, New York. Mark studied the violin under Lucie Robert, Michael Ma, Tsai Loo and the late Prof. Wong Wai Ming. During the course of his studies, Mark received numerous scholarships, including the C. C. Chiu Memorial Scholarship for String Instruments, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Merit, the Chan Chung-On Violin Performance Merit Award and the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund Scholarship.
Active as a soloist, Mark has made a number of concerto appearances. This includes his performance of “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” under Lio Kuok-man, as well as two-time collaboration with the Kwai Tsing Philharmonic Orchestra under Slash Leung performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. In 2012, Mark won the Academy Concerto Trial and performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Academy Symphony Orchestra of HKAPA under Alan Cumberland. In 2014, Mark was invited to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with world-renowned cellist Jian Wang, Steinway Artist Rachel Cheung and the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra under Sean Li.
Mark has an immense passion in playing in orchestras, which brings him to perform in prestigious concert halls in New York, Berlin, Salzburg, Sydney, Zurich and Tokyo. Mark was the Concertmaster of the Asian Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra. He has also played with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, the New York String Orchestra, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta as well as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, experiences that have taken him around the world. In 2014, Mark was appointed Concertmaster of the Broadway production Phantom of the Opera at the AsiaWorld-Expo.
Mark is much inspired in conducting by observing distinguished conductors who led the orchestras he played in, including Christoph Eschenbach, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Edo de Waart, Michael Tilson Thomas, Trevor Pinnock, James Judd, Manfred Honeck, Yip Wing-sie, Lio Kuok-man and Sir Neville Marriner. Mark’s conducting mentors include Alan Cumberland and David Gilbert. In 2014, Mark was invited with a full fellowship to the prestigious American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, where he studied with Maestros Robert Spano, Leonard Slatkin, Federico Cortese, Johannes Debus and Hugh Wolff.
Mark joined the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra in 2013 and has since served as its Associate Conductor. Renowned pianist Yundi Li and cellist Jian Wang have both performed under his baton. Mark is currently a freelance violinist and the Principal Conductor of the String Orchestra of the Alliance Primary School, Kowloon Tong.