Director's Quote of the Day|
Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out of it. William Christopher Handy
graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor
of Music (Honours) Degree in 2002, majoring in composition with Mr Law Wing Fai
and electronic music with Mr Clarence Mak.
In addition to her compositional work, Mandy has involved in numerous teaching
activities. Among others, she was appointed the instructor of the Creative Music
Workshop for Young Friends at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2005, and was
commissioned by local primary schools to introduce electronic and contemporary
music to the younger generations. She is also a founding member of the Creator
Of Music Performance Organization, a non-profit making platform designed
to encourage composers and performers to release their works.
Mandy earned an Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance from the Associated
Board of the Royal School of Music. She also received Grade 8 cello and Grade 8
theory certificates from the same Board. In terms of scholarships, she was
awarded the HSBC-funded HKSAR-Mainland Exchange Scholarship in 2001 and 2002.
Through this exchange scholarship programme, she was given the opportunity to
study composing at the leading Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.
In 2004, she received the Society of APA Scholarship.
Currently a private tutor in piano, cello as well as music theory, Mandy is also
an experienced accompanist for instrumental exams and music festivals to support
students and performers of all ages and skill levels.