Yim Ting Cheung

“Music is my best friend and is a unique way of communication. I love to share my deep love of music through my performance. Music is wonderful and I enjoy performing music on stage. I am thrilled and delighted to become the Young Scholar 2018-2020 of Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which renders me the invaluable opportunities to share music with other young musicians from around the world and to learn from the music maestros through the summer music summits and other unique activities of the Program.

Being a Young Scholar is going to be a milestone of my music life, and I am thankful for such a precious and special opportunity. I will take this as a great honour and cherish the learning opportunity to enhance my stagecraft and polish my sensitivity to the musicality of different music works.”

12-year-old Katarina is currently studying at Diocesan Girls’ School in Hong Kong. She started her first piano lesson at the age of 3. She is currently learning the piano under Ms. Yu Pui Sze, and was previously a student of Mr. Wang Nan. She entered the Junior Music Program of Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA), majoring in Violin at the age of 6 with Mr. Chan Kwok Wai as her teacher. Katarina passed ATCL Recital Diploma in Piano of Associate of Trinity College London with Distinction in 2016, and obtained the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM) in Violin in 2017. Katarina won many prizes in the music competitions since the age of 5, including a number of Champion prizes and First Runner-up prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals.

Katarina loves music very much. She thinks that music is her loyal friend who shares her sadness and happiness in the ups and downs of her life. She also regards music as a unique way of communication. She devotes most of her time in music learning and practice since primary school years. She particularly enjoys playing and sharing music with a group of musicians in the choir and the orchestra. She is currently the choir pianist for the Junior Choir of Diocesan Girl’s School, and an orchestral player of HKAPA and her secondary school.

Apart from music, Katarina loves playing the table-tennis and swimming. She also loves mathematics and enjoys reading books.

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