Soprano Athene Mok received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, after completing her Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Mok was a winner of many scholarships and awards, including the first prize at the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, third prize at the Friends of Eastman Opera Competition, and the Concerto Competition at the Eastman School of Music. She was also the semi-finalist of the 2017 Classical Singer Vocal Competition, a national competition held by the Classical Singer magazine in the United States.
Mok has performed in Hong Kong, Taipei, the United States, Toronto and Tel Aviv. She made her professional debut in Taipei in 2019 as Ghost, the main character of the chamber opera Ghost Love by Chan Hing-yan. She will be premiering Chan’s new chamber opera Kungfood in Cantonese in 2022. Her other operatic appearances included Poppea and Valletto in L’incoronazione di Poppea, La Fée in Cendrillon, Morgana in Alcina, Sister Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Despina in Così fan tutte. Mok is equally adept in musical theatre, having performed the title role of the original musical Esther as well as Rizzo in Grease.
On the concert stage, Mok has performed Bach’s Magnificat with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn’s The Creation and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman Rochester Chorus, Haydn’s Nicolaimesse with Bucknell University Choir and Camerata, and Fauré’s Requiem with The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus.