BIOGRAPHY

  • Master of Music (M.Mus) in Royal Academy of Music (RAM)

  • Diploma of Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM)

  • Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) 

  • B.A in Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

 

Hong Kong pianist Fu Kat-Ho William is known for his deep understanding and maturity in his playing. He has performed in important venues in Hong Kong, Austria, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Greece, Japan and China.  Recently, William has frequently appeared in Le French May Festival, gives several chamber concerts and a piano recital, in which he cooperates with other art forms, including animation and choreography. Some other past notable performance includes a full-house recital in Leighton House Museum and City Lit in London, representing prize-winners from Musical Odyssey Masterclass, a concert in Maidenhead, invited as the winner of Lilian Davies prize in Royal Academy of music. In season of 2022/2023, William will give solo concerts in Erhbar Saal in Vienna, and Portal, Portgual, as prizewinner of Elevato International Competition.

 

William enjoys successes from other many competitions, including Janet Duff Prize from Royal Academy of Music, North London Festival- Piano Appelbe Prize, the Antonio Vivaldi International Music Competition Vienna and Piano Solo-Gold Medal Award in Hong Kong School Music Festival. He has performedwith Chung Chi Orchestra, Hong Kong Artists’ Gallery Orchestra and Chinese University Student Orchestra as soloist. He frequently receives scholarships,  including Talent Development scholarship, CUHK Cash scholarship, C.F. Hu Scholarship, Yu-Luan Shih Creativity Award and Aspect Foundation Prize. He is grateful to be supported by the Nichola Boas Charitable Trust and the scholarship given by the Musical Odyssey Masterclass, to enable him into studying with Nikolai Demidenko, to whom he keeps a close relationship with. 

 

As an active collaborative pianist, William has a close collaboration with flautist Marco Leung, they have performed nearly the whole standard repertoire of piano-flute literature. Also, William performs regularly with his Doyle Piano Trio.  In addition, William devotes his time to other musical outputs. He has frequently been commissioned by various organizations, including Yat Po Singers, Hong Kong Children's Choir, Hong Kong Music Office, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University Choir, to compose/arrange works. He is also keen on keyboard improvisation - he has performed keyboard improvisation in the Royal Academy of Music Piano Festival in 2018. William has abundant experience playing the orchestral part, including the Choir conducting course of the HKUSPACE and the conducting workshop of Pro Arte Orchestra.

 

William graduated from the master of music programme from the Royal Academy of Music, earning a DipRAM (excellence in final recital) and LRAM (piano pedagogy) ; bachelor from the music department of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He studies piano with Carole Presland and Raymond Young. He has also had masterclasses with Cristina Ortiz, Natalia Trull, Kurt Seibert, Imogen Cooper, Nikolai Demidenko, Dmitri Alexeev, Robert Levin, James Kirby, Pascal Devoyon, Stephan Müller, Rustem Hayroudinoff, Colin Stone, Danny Driver, Thomas Rosenkranz, Roland Batik, Ralf Heiber, Adam Zukiewicz, Nancy Loo, Eleanor Wong etc. He also learns composition with Dr. Hau-man Lo.