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Gary Ngan, violin (associate concertmaster)
Gary Ngan, violin
Gary Ngan was born in Hong Kong and studied violin with Charles Castleman, Ani Kavafian, Mikhail Kopelman, Stefan Milenkovich, Chao Beedarn, Lin Yaoji and Zvi Zeitlin. He also studied chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Takács and Ying String Quartets, and Baroque violin and early music at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover. As a member of the Hammerstein Trio, he won first prizes at both the Montserrat Alavedra Chamber Music Competition and International Chamber Music Competitions Vinarós in Spain in 2013. From 2012 to 2014 he was Concertmaster of the International Bach Academy Stuttgart’s Youth Stuttgart Bach Ensemble conducted by Helmuth Rilling and Hans-Christoph Rademann, and led the ensemble on tours to Chile, Germany, Italy and Tunisia. Gary Ngan received his Performer’s Certificate and a Bachelor of Music Degree with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music Degree with Fellowship from Yale School of Music. He also holds the FTCL diploma from Trinity College, London, and was awarded a full scholarship to study a doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gary Ngan’s performing career as chamber musician, soloist and orchestral leader has brought him to over 50 cities across Asia, North Africa, Europe, South America and the USA. On Baroque violin he has appeared with the American Baroque Orchestra, Eastman Collegium Musicum, Institute for Early Music Hannover and the Yale Collegium Players under Masaaki Suzuki. He has served as concertmaster of the National Orchestral Institute (Maryland) and the Eastman Philharmonia in the USA. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall’s New York String Orchestra Seminar under Jamie Laredo and at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Conservatory Project. Gary Ngan joined the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong as Associate Concertmaster in 2010.