Pianist Kam Wing-chong has brought honour to Hong Kong by winning a prestigious international competition for young musicians. Wing-chong, 17, beat 55 competitors from around the world to win the 4th Junior Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, held in the United States recently. A student of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wing-chong is the second junior student from the academy to win this prize. The other was Colleen Lee in 1993. The talented musician started piano studies at the age of five, and joined the academy in 1989. Over the past seven years, Wing-chong has won numerous awards and scholarships and has given regular public performances. Wing-chong's prize is a Schimmel upright piano worth more than US$14,000 (HK$109,000).