Erma Lee Wai Shan
Erma Lee Wai Shan earned a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Music (majoring in composition and electronic music) from Hong Kong Baptist University. She studied composition with Prof. Clarence Mak, Dr. Lo Hau-man and Dr. Christopher Keyes, and her works were performed at numerous places including Hong Kong, Canada, England, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Egypt and China, for renowned festivals including the International Society for Contemporary Music Musicarama, Asian Composers League and Asian Pacific Festival in New Zealand, Sonoimagenes Festival in Argentina, Le French May in Hong Kong as well as the “Music from the Heart” by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. She had also attended the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt New Music Festival in Germany. She studied piano with Hui Ling and holds an LTCL diploma in piano. She won several prizes such as first prize in Hong Kong Music Competition for Young Pianists (2015) etc.
Lee studied organ with Wong Kin-yu. She is now serving at St. John’s Cathedral as an organist. She performed her own organ solo compositions at different venues such as Hong Kong Cultural Centre. She plays continuo organ and harpsichord with Concerto da Camera at Hong Kong City Hall frequently. She played as an organist with Hong Kong Handbell Academy in an advent evening prayer at The Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception. She performed at St. John’s Cathedral, St. Paul’s Church and All Saint’s Cathedral (in the concert held by the Hong Kong Chapter of American Guild of Organists). She joined the music tour as an organist to play at churches in Ireland and England with Hong Kong St Phillip’s Church. Besides joining the International Organ Festival Haarlem in the Netherlands and the masterclasses of European Organ Academy in Leipzig, she also enrolled in the Organ Music Appreciation and Performance Technique Workshops held by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
With enthusiasm in early music, Lee studied harpsichord with Prof. David Chung and continuo playing with Dr. Sonia Lee. She is now one of the keyboardists in Concerto da Camera, which presented the 1st Hong Kong Early Music Festival in 2019 and entered the final round of 2019 Top 10 Music Headlines by RTHK Radio 4. She loves Chinese traditional culture and studied guqin with Dr. Tse Chun Yan.
She had helped in promoting creative music workshops by Young Friends Scheme of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Music Office. Besides, she also taught at Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong International Institute of Music, Hong Kong Music Institute.
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