Division of Strings, Wind, Brass and Percussion
The Division of Strings, Wind, Brass, and Percussion of the School of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen integrates performance, teaching, and research. The school has established several student ensembles including a student symphony orchestra and chamber groups. Currently, the division offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in all strings, wind, brass, and percussion major including violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trombone, tuba, trumpet, and percussion. The division aims to develop multiple talents with high-level performance skills. Career pathways include, but are not limited to solo performance, chamber ensemble, and orchestral. In terms of activities, the division regularly invites internationally and nationally renowned artists to visit as well as hold master classes and concerts to enrich students’ learning through multiple aspects.
The teaching faculty of the division offers a wide range of expertise and a comprehensive curriculum. Under the leadership of Prof. Vera, Tsu Weiling, the renowned educator, violinist, and academic leader as well as head of the division, the division consists of many well-known artists, such as Prof. Le YU, a percussionist and the deputy head of the division, violinist ZHANG Jingye, cellist Jiapeng NIE, double bassist XUE Yu, flutist Qi YAN, clarinetist YI Cheng, bassoonist Benjamin Moermond, french hornist Tianxia WU, trombonist Kevin Thompson and so on. Our faculty members are often invited to be on the jury of many international as well as national competitions and festivals. The academic leader and head of the division Prof. Vera, Tsu Weiling, and deputy head of the division Prof. Le YU have recently served as judicators of the Singapore International Violin Competition and the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.
Currently, the division is still searching for relevant faculties aiming to continue building up an international and diversified faculty team. The ultimate goal of our division is to attract the top talents from all over the world to join us together and establish a first-class music scheme in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area of China.