Kung Wai Kin
Hong Kong dizi performer Kung Wai Kin graduated with a Master of Arts from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under Professor Zhan Yongming, a renowned dizi performer and educator. Wai Kin is the winners of the Dizi Gold Award at the West Lake International Youth Musical Instrumental Competition Higher School Professional Group, and gold medal at the Dizi Professional Group in China • Wuxi 4th International Flute Festival and the “Listen to the Rain Cup” dizi professional competition. Wai Kin is the only one honorary member of Zhao Songting Flute Art Research Association of Zhejiang Nationalities Orchestra Society.
Wai Kin is a frequent guest at large scale music and art festivals including Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, Contemporary Music Week, Shanghai International Art Festival and Shanghai New Year Concert, performing with famous music ensembles and art groups. Wai Kin has performed with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Chinese Orchestra and the Di Sheng Fu Dizi Chamber Orchestra, and was recommended by the school to take part in a teaching exchange project with the Geneva Conservatory of Music in Switzerland. He has gone on tour and cultural exchange to over 20 cities and regions in Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Wai Kin has successfully hold numerous solo recitals in Hong Kong and Shanghai presented by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Wai Kin collaborates with artists around the world. Wai Kin was invited to premiere the Luk Wai Chun’s Chinese-Western chamber music pieces, Over Time and Tomorrow with the world-famous cellist Trey Lee in Hong Kong, and the Richard Shao-Peng Wang’s dizi sonata Sea Breeze and Bamboo Dream in Taipei. Being both curator and performer at Shanghai Conservatory of Music Chinese Traditional Wind Instrument Week, Wai Kin curated and performed a series of lectures and performances.
Kung Wai Kin started learning the instrument at the age of eight in his birthplace Hong Kong. He later furthered his studies in dizi in Shanghai in 2014, graduating with a Master of Arts (Music: Chinese Music Performance – Bamboo Flute) from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2020 under Professor Zhan Yongming, a renowned dizi performer and educator.
During his time in Shanghai, Wai Kin learned from famous dizi masters from all over the world, including Lu Chunling, Wang Tiechui, Hu Jiexu, Lin Keren, Kong Qingbao, Dai Jinsheng, Jiang Guoji, Lin Wenzeng, Wang Ciheng, Li Datong, Ma Di, Zhang Yanwu, Liu Zhengguo, Lin Guzhen, Zeng Ming, Liu Tienan. He received the Excellent Student Scholarship for three years straight from 2018 to 2020. In 2019, he was named an outstanding student by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music “Music Talent to Fly” programme.