Yuk Chiu Lai

12  year-old  Yuk-Chiu  Lai  first started learning the  piano  at the age of  four  and have loved it ever since. 

He has been studying the piano  under the tutelage of  Kinwai  Shum in the Junior Music Program in the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, where he  also  double major in the violin  as a student of  Nicholas LeungConcert master of Hong Kong Strings Orchestra.  YukChiu has achieved distinctions in violin (ATCL) and piano (ABRSM grade 8). 

A student of St Joseph’s College  and St Joseph’s Primary School  (SJPS)  in Hong Kong, he has been active in  performances as both pianist and violinist.   

In Nov 2018, he  had the opportunity to grace the stage  with Tsang-Hei  Chiu, renowned music producer and composer, to perform piano four hands  during the SJPS 50th  Anniversary Gala Dinner.   

He was  nominated as  SJPS  music ambassador  to the Austria Chinese Profound Arts Festival in July 2019, and has performed as the  piano and violin  soloist, piano accompanist to the school choir, as well as concert master for the school orchestra in  Großer  Saal in Salzburg in Austria. 

An active participant in the Hong Kong School Music Festival, he has garnered prizes in each of the past seven years, most recently a first place in grade 8 piano solo.   He has also achieved first  prize  in piano in  the  Junior Category  of International Music Competition Salzburg “Grand Prize Virtuoso”  in July 2019. 

Yuk-Chiu has a wide range of interests.   He was a  cub scout  with the First Hong Kong Scout Group and  has  received  the Golden Bauhinia Award  by the Hong Kong Scout Association Playing  soccer and table tennis  are his  favourite  pastimes. 


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