Visiting Student (HKAPA)
Master in music 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)
Internationally acclaimed 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, Scotland, France, Italy, Greece, Japan, Malaysia and China. Recently, William has frequently appeared in Le French May Festival, gives several chamber concerts and a piano recital, in which his performances are presented with animation and choreography. Some other past notable performance includes recital in Leighton House Museum, City Lit in London, representing prize-winners from Musical Odyssey Masterclass; concert in Maidenhead, invited as the winner of Lilian Davies prize in Royal Academy of music, solo recital in Erhbar Saal in Vienna, recital in St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, to name a few.
William enjoys successes from many competitions, including the 3rd prize of the 5th International Piano Competition of Piano Island Festival, Janet Duff Prize from Royal Academy of Music, North London Festival- Piano Appelbe Prize and the Antonio Vivaldi International Music Competition Vienna, to name a few. He has performed with 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, Aspect Foundation Prize, and scholarship from Nichola Boas Charitable Trust.
As an active collaborative pianist, William specializes in piano-flute and piano-vocal literature. He has a wide range of repertoire of these two genres. Also, William performs regularly with his Doyle Piano Trio, exploring works from Beethoven to Fazil Say and Paul Schoenfield. In addition, William is a all-rounded musican, he devotes his time to other musical outputs- he has 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 or arrange works. He is also keen on keyboard improvisation - he has improvised to silent film in the Piano Festival of Royal Academy of Music in 2018, under instruction of Prof. Neil Brand. William has also abundant experience playing the orchestral part on piano, including the Choir conducting course of the HKUSPACE and the conducting workshop of Pro Arte Orchestra.
William has been a visiting student in HKAPA, studying with Prof. Gabriel Kwok. He graduated from the master of music programme from the Royal Academy of Music, earning a DipRAM (excellence in final recital) and LRAM (piano pedagogy), under Carole Presland; bachelor from the music department of Chinese University of Hong Kong with 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 studies composition with Dr. Hau-man Lo.
As a sought-after pedagogue, students of William have achieved numerous successes, including prizes in International Piano Competition of Piano Island Festival; Gold Medal Award in Hong Kong School Music Festival . Many of them further pursue their study in music, in music schools and conservatories, including Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chinese University of Hong Kong (bachelor and master in arts of music), Hong Kong Baptist University (bachelor in music). William has been adjudicating in various competitions, and has given masterclass worldwide. He is now an artistic coach in School of Arts in GuangDong University of Foreign Studies.