Outstanding musicians for festivals overseas

TALENTED young musicians who showed exceptional promise at the 46th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, which ended last month, have been offered scholarships to attend music festivals in Scotland and Australia.

Clarinettist Yu Kwok-wai and cellist Siu Wai-jung have received awards to attend the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

Kwok-wai is a Form Three student of St Paul's College. He is a private student of clarinet teacher Martin Choy, and is also a member of his school orchestra.

Wai-jung is a Form Five student of Diocesan Boys' School. He studies cello at the Music Office. The student is also a member of his school orchestra.

The two winners' return air-fare is sponsored by the Board of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, while their tuition and accommodation is covered by the Aberdeen festival.

Cellist Alexander Lee has won the Pan Pacific Music Camps Scholarship, and leaves for Sydney next January. Alexander is a Grade Eight student of Island School, and studies cello with Ray Wong.

The scholarship covers all tuition and living expenses at the camp. The air ticket is sponsored by Cathay Pacific.