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     China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra

                              Artistic Director - Amy Mak  CPA, CGMA, MPhil, BBA, Pro.Dip

Featured as “possessing musical sensibility, stylish interpretation and skillful ability to empower music with life” by newspapers including the Sing Tao Daily, Wen Wei Pao and Ta Kung Pao, Amy Mak’s music performance embarked the Hong Kong musical scene with good acclaims when she was at teenaged and Amy was consequently invited for a solo performance in a live program broadcasted by the television station.

AMY Mak started her professional musical training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the Professional Diploma (Music Performance) program where she studied with Professor Anthony Camden, former principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor of prime professional orchestras.

Upon winning a full international scholarship from the University of Queensland to complete her Master of Philosophy Degree in Music Performance, Amy continued her oboe studies with Professor Guy Henderson, former principal oboe of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and other music studies with Dr. Samathan Owens, Dr. Denis Collins and Dr. Simon Perry etc.Amy successfully extended her audience base by giving a series of recitals in Australia and Hong Kong. Her performances are influenced by the constructive advice from her other major mentors, including Gerrit Bon, Spiros Rantos, Brachi Tilles and Dr. Philip Bračanin etc.

The success in recitals paved the path for Amy to proceed to Germany to consolidate her career as a conductor and oboist through studying with the legendary maestro Hansjörg Schellenberger, former principal oboe of the Berliner Philharmoniker and current Chief Conductor of Berliner Symphoniker. She has refined her conducting skills by studying at the Julliard School in U.S.A.

Amy is working closely with the maestro Hansjörg Schellenberger in his various conducting and orchestral projects, giving her vast opportunities to make appearance in different professional orchestras in Europe and Asia. Numerous experience of orchestral interpretations at the podium has extended Amy’s career into the international sphere.

Being the Founding Managing Director of the China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, Amy has successfully formulated several huge performance projects for the Orchestra. In some of the orchestra’s iconic projects, Amy acted as the orchestra’s conductor to lead the musicans.Certain highlights include the Mercedes Benz S-Class Launch Show, Nu Skin AsiaWorld-Expo Concert, George Lam Concert, Eddie Ng Concert and Candy Lo Conert , the theatre production “Amadeus” and the international renowned hip-hop singers Concert “BLOHK Party 2013” etc.

Amy also holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. After her graduation, Amy joined EY (formerly Ernst & Young), one of the world's “Big Four” Accounting Firms, as an auditor and she was subsequently promoted to the management level.As a Certified Public Accountant (U.S.A. & H.K.) and Chartered Global Management Accountant, she has acted as a business consultant and provided diverse corporate services to listed companies, including the auditing of the financial statements, flotation of companies in stock markets, and merger and acquisition of various companies.She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra @ 2024