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The Hong Kong Youth Strings was established in 1985. It provides advanced training for young string players who have completed their term in district string orchestras of the Music Office. Since its establishment, the Hong Kong Youth Strings has participated in the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows and the Music Office Annual Gala. Besides their weekly rehearsals, members of the Orchestra have opportunities to attend masterclasses by eminent artists such as Gary Karr, Yeh Tsung, Peter Wilson, Kumi Sugiyama, Beaux Arts Trio, members of Philadelphia Orchestra and Nash Ensemble. In 2012, the Orchestra went to Austria and Czech Republic to participate in the Summer Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna and earned a place in the category of “Outstanding Success” in the Competition held in the Golden Hall of Vienna. In 2016, the Orchestra was invited to Macau to perform with the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Hong Kong Youth Strings currently has 62 members and is trained by Ng Ka-ming, Dr. Joseph Kam, Teresa Tsang and Maxine Cheung.
Dr. Joseph Kam, a violist, violinist and orchestral conductor, graduated from the University of Michigan, where he obtained his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Dr. Kam is an enthusiastic musician who is very active in the music world as a conductor. He participated in the many workshops and festivals and worked with the most famous conductor in the world, included Gustav Meier, Donald Schleicher, Larry Rachleff, Lior Shambadal, Kirk Trevor, Markand Thakar and Tomas Netopil, etc. He started his career as a conductor since his debut with Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (Hong Kong) in 2005. Dr. Kam was appointed as the conductor of Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2007 and Hong Kong Youth Strings since 2015. Over the years, he has led the orchestra to perform for UNICEF fund raising concert, the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai and the 2015 EURASIA International Music Festival in Yekaterinburg.Back to the list of ensembles