International Drum Coach 

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Jeff Queen

Jeff began his drum corps career with the Canton Bluecoats and continued on to march with the Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights and the University of North Texas. Jeff was the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995 as well as the Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995.  Jeff has taught in the drum corps activity for over 18 years, including being the caption head for the Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps from 2003-04, percussion arranger for the Colts Drum and Bugle corps for 2007-08. 

來自美國波士頓鼓手Jeff Queen,佢15歲嘅時候已入選為世界有名的Canton Bluecoats drumine,開始左佢嘅鼓隊生涯。他在1994同1995年連續兩屆獲得國際個人冠軍,樂隊小軍鼓冠軍,同埋打擊樂學會個人小軍鼓冠軍。是具相當豐富的演出,評委和教學經驗的世界著名打擊樂手。

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Brandon Olander 

Brandon Olander plays snare drum for the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps within Drum Corps International (DCI) and is the drummer for Warpstar. He began playing at age 10, and by 12, was a household name in the drum and bugle corps community when a video of him playing with the Blue Devils drumline went viral. At 16, he became one of the youngest snare drummers ever to join the Blue Devils, and the following year, became one of the youngest DCI Snare Drum Solo Champions. 

來自美國亞利桑那州圖森鼓手Brandon Olander,佢係世界著名嘅打擊樂手,專門研究drumset 同軍鼓的基礎訓練。佢係16歲嘅時候被選入Blue Devils鼓隊,成為當中最年輕嘅小軍鼓鼓手。佢係17歲嘅時候更成為最年輕嘅DCI 小軍鼓獨奏冠軍。

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Malik Dope

Malik Stewart aka “Malik DOPE” is a Washington, D.C. Native from the Uptown area. He has participated in numerous events & live street performances all around the DMV and other major cities, states & countries such as New York, California, Atlanta, New Orleans, Virginia Beach, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Jamaica, South Africa, China and more.  

來自美國華盛頓的 Malik Dope,他是街頭表演的表表者,在紐約、加利福尼亞、亞特蘭大、波士頓、南非等地方被受歡迎,上年他更參加了《美國達人秀America’s Got Talent》節目,大受評判團一致好評。

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Nate Wong

is a Hong Kong native who grew up in the United States. Nate graduated from Berklee College of Music and is now based in Hong Kong and tours internationally with a variety of bands.

 

Nate is a versatile cross over musician best known for his ability to fit seamlessly in many musical situations and feels equally at home performing in concert halls with Dock in Absolute, rock festivals with Nowhere Boys, arenas with Sammi Cheng or jazz clubs with Wong Way Down. As a sideman Nate has performed with dozens of projects all over the World. 

Nate has performed at venues such as Wembley Arena, Graceland Theatres, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Hong Kong Jazz Festival, Alpha Jazz Festival, GZ Opera House, HK Coliseum and many others.

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Samuel Chan

  • Garnering international acclaim, Samuel Chan is establishing himself as a mature and versatile percussionist with frequent performances across multiple continents. He is a top prize winner in numerous prestigious competitions, including the Percussive Arts Society International Solo Percussion Competition, Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition, Great Plains International Marimba Competition and Hong Kong Young Musician of the Year Competition.

  • Samuel’s past performance highlight includes appearance as soloist with the Houston Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, as orchestral musician with the Malaysian and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and at the Lucerne, Verbier, Edinburg and Pacific Music Festivals. He toured around Europe as the co-principal with the World Percussion Group and has performed chamber music with renowned artists including Lawrence Lesser, Angelo Yu, Orli Shaham, and Aiyun Huang.

  • Born and raised in Hong Kong, Samuel obtained his Artist Diploma from the Colburn School and Master of Music from The Juilliard School, as well as previously studied at the New England Conservatory and HKAPA.

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Chi-ho Lau

  • Lau graduated at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Bachelor degree (BMus) in composition and Continue to study at Berklee College of Music

  • . Lau had given various musical styles of performances, lecture and master classes in many institutes, events as guest drummer or Educators. Lau studies with Billy Cobham, Thomas Lang, Benny Greb, Russ Miller, Peter Erskine, Jim Payne, Rod Morgenstein, Yoron Israel and Jeff Queen. 

  • Lau is currently the Ambassador of Trinity Collage London (Hong Kong) Rock & Pop, Artist and of Hong Kong International Drummer Festival, Member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH) and Hong Kong Composer’s Guild 

  • Lau proudly endorse Meinl Cymbals , Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Roland V Drum, Evans Drumheads, Sound wave master practice pad.

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Lap-tak Choy

 is currently a tutor in Western Percussion and adviser to the Academy Percussion Ensemble at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He graduated from the Academy in 1996 with Distinction, majoring in Western Percussion under Dr Lung Heung-wing. He was awarded a Jockey Club scholarship the same year to further his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.

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Lawrence Tsui

  • Lawrence was awarded "The Best Drummer" at Hong Kong Asian Beat 2000 and 2001.

  • A member of SIU2, Lawrence gives tours around the world, including England, Germany, France, etc.

  • He set up GIG STUDIO in 2012, the first drum recording services in China that records more than one thousand songs for Chinese pop songs. He also recorded more than 20 soundtracks such as the trailer song of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, From Vegas to Macau III, etc.

  • he also taught at The Education University, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Design Institute, teaching about the pop drummer techniques, techniques for recording drums, etc.

  • He is currently the spokesperson of Zildjian cymbals, Craftsman drumsticks as well as AAW headphones. Craftsman drumsticks also produces Lawrence signature drumstick from 2019.

  • 現為美國著名品牌Zildjian鑔片,Craftsman匠鼓棒及AAW耳機香港區代言人,2019年Craftsman匠正式為Lawrence發行個人型號簽名鼓棒。

  • 曾合作歌手:張學友、劉德華、陳奕迅、黎明、李克勤、容祖兒、譚詠麟、成龍、鄭秀文、林憶蓮、張敬軒、李玟、曹格、孫楠、那英、譚晶、鄧紫琪、李宇春、吳亦凡、劉家昌、周華健、劉歡、草蜢、楊千嬅、鄭伊健、陳小春、杜麗莎、甄妮、徐小鳳、陳慧嫻、王傑、側田、Twins、謝安琪、葉世榮、黃家強、徐若瑄、羅大佑、方大同、任賢齊、孫燕姿、張韶涵、林曉培、光良、梁靜茹、許美靜等等。

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Kevin Wai Ting Chow

  • Chow Wai Ting Kevin is a student from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he majored in Chinese Percussion under Yim Hok-man and minored in Western Percussion under Choy Lap-tak. He had attended masterclass with many famous players such as Li Biao, Simon Chui and Jojo mayer.

  • Chow is an drummer who has performed in various music festivals and tours in different cities, for example Shanghai, Kunming, Taipei etc. 

  • Chow is an instructor of Chinese percussion ensembles in different primary schools. Moreover, he has worked as a part-time tutor in many schools in Hong Kong. He is also freelance musician with the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, and a part-time instructor of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Junior Chinese Music Ensemble.

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Money Chak

was born in Hong Kong. She started studying percussion in 2002 with Luk Kin-bun and Law Hang-leung. In 2007, she was admitted to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing, studying Chinese percussion under the tutelage of Yim Hok-man, Concertmaster, Associate Director of the HKCO Orchestral Academy and Section Leader (Percussion) of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. At the Academy, Chak has also studied western percussion as minor study with Choy Lap-tak of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and marimba with Sophia Wu of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Chak has studied with Li Zhengui, Vice President of the Chinese Percussion Society, Head of Chinese Music and Professor of Chinese Percussion at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. She has also studied with the renowned percussionist, Chen Zuohui, Director and Principal Percussion of the Guangdong Song and Dance Theatre Chinese Orchestra, on Chaozhou small-drum percussion music.

翟悦敏生於香港,二零零二年起師承陸健斌和羅行良,二零零七年考入香港演藝學院,師承香港中樂團樂團首席、香港中樂團樂隊學院副院長及敲擊組聲部長閻學敏主修中國敲擊樂,並隨香港小交響樂團之蔡立德副修西洋敲擊樂及香港管弦樂團之胡淑徽學習馬林巴琴。翟氏亦隨中國打擊樂學會副會長及中央音樂學院民樂系主任、 打擊樂教授李真貴學習中樂敲擊樂,又隨中國著名打擊樂演奏家、廣東歌舞劇院民族樂團團長兼打擊樂首席陳佐輝學習潮州小鑼鼓。翟氏亦隨上海崑劇團國家二級演奏員,司鼓李琪學習鑼鼓經。

翟氏現為香港中樂團特約樂師、香港音樂事務處兼職演奏員、香港製造@四擊頭成員、香港打擊樂團成員及竹韻小集常任樂師。

 

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Anna Ka Yee Chan

  • Enthusiastic in drumming education and music sharing, as I believe music could bring happiness, confidence and mental healing for everyone.

  • Several years of teaching experience in Individual and group lessons at schools, community center and private institute.

  • Obtained a grade 8 drum kit certificate from Rockschool

  • A graduate of Master of Arts in Communication of Baptist University.

  • Made use of the opportunity during a visit in Berlin, Germany to learn drums from a British session drummer.

  • A student of a famous Hong Kong drummer – Mr. Simon Chui

  • Able to teach in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

 

  • 熱愛爵士鼓教學,喜愛音樂分享,深信音樂能為人帶來喜樂、自信及精神治癒。

  • 在學校、社區中心及私人機構,有多年兒童及成人教學經驗,包括單對單及小班教學。

  • 考獲Rockschool 8 級爵士鼓證書。

  • 學歷為香港浸會大學傳理學碩士。

  • 曾於到訪德國柏林期間受英國錄音室鼓手指導。

  • 師從香港著名鼓手徐世興先生。

  • 能夠以廣東話、英文或普通話授課。

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Kevin Wai Ting Chow

Chow Wai Ting Kevin graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where he majored in Chinese Percussion under Yim Hok-man and minored in Western Percussion under Choy Lap-tak. He had attended masterclass with many famous players such as Li Biao, Simon Chui and Jojo mayer.

 

Chow is an drummer who has performed in various music festivals and tours in different cities, for example Shanghai, Kunming, Taipei etc.

 

Chow is an instructor of Chinese percussion ensembles in different primary schools. Moreover, he has worked as a part-time tutor in many schools in Hong Kong. He is also freelance musician with the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble, and a part-time instructor of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Junior Chinese Music Ensemble.

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Emma Ng Chun Sze

Ng Chun Sze Emma is currently in the Bachelor of Music (Hons.) at The Hong Kong Academy

for Performing Arts, majoring in Timpani and Orchestral Percussion, studying with Aziz D.

Barnard Luce and James Boznos. She is interested in multimedia projects and ensemble

playing. In the highlight of solo playing, she participated in IPEA Elite and International Fringe

Music Festival and Competition, also RTHK4’s Student Concert Hall, where she made her radio

debut. Recently, she performed a crossover project-The Upstrike Project x Ken Ueno as a

freelance player.

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Box Ka Ho Sum

Timothy is a holder of the ABRSM 8 percussion certificate and obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has been learning percussion since secondary school and actively participated in numerous band rehearsals and performances.  

Timothy has various types of experience like orchestra, wind band and marching band. He was a member of the marching band The Pegasus Vanguard and is now an active member in the wind band Shinywinds, participating in numerous performance and competitions. He is also as a freelance percussionist and performs in various musical shows.  

Timothy is currently working as a percussion instructor for local primary and secondary schools and studying my second degree in Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

沈氏畢業於香港科技大學,自中學開始接觸敲擊樂,先後跟隨本地敲擊樂手Eyo Li 及Karina Yau 學習步操敲擊及敲擊樂,並參與樂團練習及演出。及後加入步操樂團:The Pegasus Vanguard 及管樂團: Shinywinds 參與各類型演出及比賽,亦以自由敲擊樂手身份參與表演,擁有管弦樂團、管樂團、步操樂團,敲擊樂團等各種演出經驗。現為本地中小學敲擊樂導師及浸會大學音樂系學生,跟隨香港管弦樂團敲擊樂手Sophia Woo學習敲擊樂。

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Saturnino Tiamson

  • Saturnino “ Satur ” Tiamson, Jr., hailed by Time Out Magazine as one of the Top 20 Musicians in Hong Kong in 2008, and TEDx Hong Kong presenter in 2016

  • As a session musician he has played for performing groups and entertainment companies such as Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (top theatre company in Manila), HK 3 Arts Musical Institute, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts School of Drama, Syzygy (jazz band), Helium3 (rock band), William Elvin & The Circus Tour, Gip Percussion Ensemble and among others. In 2018 he was featured as guest solo drummer with the Hong Kong Metropolitan Pop Orchestra and guest percussion artist at the first Asian Percussion Series held in Hong Kong in 2019. 

  • He is Zildjian and Prologix drum pad Artist. Saturn is a member of Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Committee, Liaison to International Committee and President of Percussive Arts Society Philippines.

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Jeff Ka Kit

Leung

entered the world of marching percussion in 2007, at the age of thirteen, with his school marching band. As a section leader, he helped to design the drill and visual movement for drumline and won different awards of Drumline Battle in the local competition. In 2009-2010, He joined Hong Kong Youth Marching Band to perform in many places such as local show performance in the plaza, parades, Macau and Thailand.

 

After graduated, Jeff participated a Taiwan Drum Corps summer camp in 2015 and coached by Takayuki Nakabe, a famous marching snare player in Japan. Jeff also was a part of The Pegasus Vanguard in 2015-2016. In 2016, Jeff and his team got a chance to join DCI Drumline Battle in USA and won the champion in the international division.

 

Jeff continued to learn marching tenors in The Tenth Indoor Drumline in 2017. After that he was successful to be a marching tenors player in Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble through the audition in Colorado, USA. He was honoured to perform in 2018 WGI championships and the program coached by different experienced DCI and WGI tutors, included Mike Nevin, Scott Reno, Alex Entin, Jeff Bickford. 

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Derek So

Derek is a drummer for many local bands in Hong Kong,

including Acid Rain, Cracking Stone, Dear Miss Far Away, Happy

Friday.

In 2018, as a bass guitarist in the band All Day Breakfast, he won

the 1st runner-up in the "Our Rock Story 10 Band Competition"

organized by the A-Space Youth Art Training Program.

In 2021, he is the open catergory champion of the "ROLAND VDRUMS

COMPETITION" online drummer competition organized

by Parsons Music, and selected by international master Thomas

Lang.

Participated in a number of performances by local stage bands,

including 《I Wonder無限想音樂・劇》,《棟篤·笑死朕2018:

KongPig超》,《762香港冇事演唱會》,《說唱劇場:香港愛情》

and《香港愛情:假裝瘟疫蔓延中》

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Lok-yin Tang

Tang received her Bachelor degree in Composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and acquired her Master and Doctor degree in Composition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tang won numerous scholarships and participated in worldwide international music camps and festivals and was the recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, chosen as a visiting scholar of the Columbia University in New York City. Apart from writing music, she also engages in arrangement, performance, educational undertaking and radio broadcasting.  Since 2012, She has hosted the program “Music from China” and “Hong Kong’s modern sound” in RTHK 4. From 2016, Tang is the founder of Hong Kong International Drummer Festival. 

Tang's works achieve mastery in both Chinese and Western music, covering instrumental music, dance and operatic music. Her orchestral and chamber works have been frequently performed all over the world since 2002 including Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, China and Macao where she won critical acclaim. In 2009, Tang was commissioned by the renounced American ensemble “Bang on a Can All Stars” for their PCF Concert in April. She has also been awarded and commissioned by “Dr. Helmut Sohmen composition prize” for a symphony orchestral work commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn. Her new work “Movements-homage to Joseph Haydn” was performed in Vienna, November 2009 and receives in Asian premiered by the Hong Kong Academy for performing Arts orchestra in Hong Kong, February 2010. 

 

·                Assessor, Hong Kong Arts Development Council 

·                Lecturer, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  

·                Artistic Director, Hong Kong International Drummer Festival

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​Tin Wing Lau

Lau graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2002, majoring in Western Percussions under the tutelage of Dr Lung Heung-wing, former Principal Percussionist of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and founder of Hong Kong Percussion Centre. She also learned the timpani with Professor Alan Cumberland, who served as the principal timpanist of London Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. During her study, she obtained her Licentiate of Royal Schools of Music (Percussion Performing). As a freelance percussionist, Lau played with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Macao Orchestra, Hong Kong Strings, Pan Asia Symphony, Global Symphony Orchestra, and some other local music groups. Lau is currently teaching percussions in primary and secondary schools.

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Chi Ho Lau

  • Lau graduated at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Bachelor degree (BMus) in composition and Continue to study at Berklee College of Music

  • . Lau had given various musical styles of performances, lecture and master classes in many institutes, events as guest drummer or Educators. Lau studies with Billy Cobham, Thomas Lang, Benny Greb, Russ Miller, Peter Erskine, Jim Payne, Rod Morgenstein, Yoron Israel and Jeff Queen. 

  • Lau is currently the Ambassador of Trinity Collage London (Hong Kong) Rock & Pop, Artist and of Hong Kong International Drummer Festival, Member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH) and Hong Kong Composer’s Guild 

  • Lau proudly endorse Meinl Cymbals , Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Roland V Drum, Evans Drumheads, Sound wave master practice pad.

CONTACT

FOUNDER: 
LokYin & Francis 
 
Director | Dr. Lok Yin Tang
LY.tang@HKDrumfest.com
 
 
MANAGEMENT | Francis
FX.tang@HKDrumFest.com
 
 
Media & Ticketing
Festival@HKDrumFest.com

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