Chan Siu Kwan
Chan is a notable voice pedagogue and expert in choral music and has extensive performance and teaching experience. At present, she is teaching at the Hong Kong Chinese University, Hong Kong Baptist University, the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Chan has nourished the talents of many singers who are active on local and overseas performance platforms. Quite a number of her students have become successful music teachers in schools and universities in Hong Kong and abroad. They have in turn trained up many distinguished choirs that excelled at choral competitions.
Joined The Hong Kong Children’s Choir in 1977, Chan was immediately selected to join the touring choir, visiting Europe, North America and Southeast Asia, and performed as a soloist to critical acclaim. She received a scholarship to study voice under Hong Kong tenor Mak Chi-shing. She graduated with distinctions from the Hong Kong Baptist College, Glasgow University and the Royal Scottish Academy. During her student years, she was awarded many academic and competition prizes. Her voice teachers include the Welsh tenor David Parker, Scottish bass-baritone Bill McCue and British soprano Heather Harper.