Director's Quote of the Day|
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. "Johannes Sebastian Bach
|Ringo Chan – Music Director, Flutist, Band & Orchestra Pedagogue &
Founder and Director of PURE Orchestral Centre and Hong Kong
Flute Centre and Director for Asian Region of the UBC Summer
Music English Institute, Mr. Chan received his music education from Queen’s University and the University of Western Ontario in Canada
Studied under the tutelage of the world-renowned flutist Robert
Aitken, Mr. Chan has been in great demand as a flute teacher and as
director for a number of flute choirs and ensembles. Since 2000, Mr.
Chan has been instrumental in advocating flute choir and flute orchestra
activities. He established the first flute choir in Hong Kong with
complete instrumentation from the entire flute family for Raimondi
College (Secondary Section). Moreover, Mr. Chan established the Hong Kong Flute Centre in 2003 and subsequently the Hong Kong
Flute Centre Flute Orchestra for broader promotion and further
advancement of the arts of the flute.
Mr. Chan is the first flutist in Hong Kong to introduce the contra-bass flute and subcontra-bass flute to the
audiences of Hong Kong.
In 2006, Mr. Chan founded the first Hong Kong Summer Flute Camp and is appointed by the National Flute Association of the United
States to be an event reporter for Asian regions.
Flutists whom Mr. Chan has collaborated with include such figures as Robert Aitken (Canada/Germany), William Bennett (United
Kingdom), Mary Karen Clardy (United States), Dieter Flury (Austria), Wil Offerman (Holland), Emmanuel Pahud (Switerland), Trevor Wye (United Kingdom). Other artists include
pianists Boris Berman (United States), Gary Graffman (United
States), Peter Frankl (United Kingdom), Claude Frank (United
States), Jacque Louisser (France), cellist Wang Jin (United
States), conductors Sui Lum (Singapore) and Wojeich
As Director for Asian Region of UBC Summer Music English Institute,
Ringo has led over 400 students from both Hong Kong and Canada to UBC in
Vancouver each summer, providing them with quality education in both
Music and English at a world-class university environment.