Classical Music Performance Division


ùDs Nancy Loo

~ Julie Kuok

ʱj Norman Lee

Gz Cheng Wai

Ҹ֮Q Shirley Lo

° Shum Kin Wai

os Genevieve Wong

䱶 Cedric Chan

Wong Wai

id Evelyn Chang

c Angel Lo

HE Nenki Tang

Qֶ Brian Ngai

pRR Louie Lai Lai

Kդh Dr. Timothy Li

t Beverly Leung

Tino, Maxwell

Leslie Ryang

Miyaka Suzuki


° SHUM, Kin Wai
Classical Music Performance Division

Shum was impressive.  His performances were musically involving and showed sparkling precision. 
- Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Pianist Kin-wai Shum is the first Chinese prizewinner in the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund, Germany (fourth prize, 2007). He is also a prizewinner in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (third prize, 1999) and in the New Orleans International Piano Competition (audience favorite prize, 2008), both in the United States.  His other awards also include a Diploma dHonor in the 2004 Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona, Spain.

Among the many venues in which he has performed are the Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), the Dortmund Concert House (Germany), the Hamamatsu Concert Hall (Japan), and the historic Marble Hall of Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg (Austria).  As a concerto soloist, he played with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra.  As a collaborative pianist, he has appeared in the Sarasota Music Festival (Florida, USA) and in the Casalmaggiore Music Festival (Italy).  In his native Hong Kong, Kinwai has performed numerous solo and duo recitals, and recorded several times for the Radio 4 of the Radio Television Hong Kong.

Kin-wai received his early musical training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the guidance of Eva Lue.  In 1996, he traveled to the United States to study at the Eastman School of Music. During his study, he was the recipient of the Eastman Scholarship and served as the first teaching assistant of his piano professor Douglas Humpherys.  Two years later, he graduated with a master degree of music and a specially awarded performers certificate.  Subsequently, he furthered his study with pianist Edward Auer at the Indiana University at Bloomington, where he was at the same time a music theory instructor teaching undergraduate and graduate review classes.

He has much benefited from intensive study under Jorg Demus, Gabriel Kwok and Kum-sing Lee, and from playing for such musician as Arnulf von Arnim, Michel Beroff, Malcolm Bilson, Gilbert Kalish, Vladmir Krainev, Robert Levin, Susan Starr and Melvyn Tan in their master classes.

As a devoted teacher, Kin-wai has been on the piano faculty of the Hong Kong Baptist University since 2001, and now also teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Recently, he was presented the certificate of commendation by the Secretary for Home Affairs, the government of the Hong Kong SAR in recognizing his musical achievements.