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Ma Sai, double bass
Ma Sai was born in Tianjin, China. He began to play the double bass from the age of ten and entered the Tianjin Conservatory of Music. He graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where he studied with Xu Li (former Associate Principal Double Bassist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra) and from the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno where he studied with Czech virtuoso and professor Miloslav Jelínek. During his studies Ma Sai received awards from the 4th International František Simandl double bass competition in Blatná. His orchestral experience includes positions with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra in 2010 and the Macao Orchestra in 2011s a member of the Asia-Pacific United Orchestra he toured Europe to Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, Tallin and Helsinki. Ma Sai currrently plays on a German String Meister Björn Stoll Model Havana Double Bass.  He joined the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong as tutti bass in 2015.