WILLIAM FU- PIANIST | COMPOSER
Visiting Student- Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA)
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)
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, 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 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 musi, solo recital
in Erhbar Saal in Vienna. Future recital include in Portal Conservatory, Portgual, as prizewinner of Elevato International Competition.
William enjoys successes from other 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, Paderewski International Piano Competition in Farmington, Connecticut, 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, 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 or 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 also abundant experience playing the orchestral part, including the Choir conducting course of the HKUSPACE and the conducting workshop of Pro Arte Orchestra.
William is currently 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) ; bachelor from the music department of Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously, he has studied 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 studies composition with Dr. Hau-man Lo.
As a teacher, students of William have achieved numerous successes, including prizes in Gold Medal Award in Hong Kong School Music Festival and International Piano Competition of Piano Island Festival. Many of them further pursue their study in music, 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 is a visiting artist of Allegro music in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he taught a masterclass there. He also serves as a resident artist of Prestige Music Academy in Hong Kong.