Music Angel Orchestra
We are different, yet we are the same
Over the years, PMA Music Foundation has become one of the most trusted and effective charitable foundations, working hard to improve the lives of those in need. Inspired by life-changing outreach events with different inspirational figures around the world, Music Angel Orchestra was launched in January 2019 under the support of Centum Charitis Foundation and other passionate patrons from the community.
Backed by the Social Welfare Department of HKSAR and the Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries – SHINE, the Music Angel Orchestra has come to its second year, entailing regular weekly rehearsals with professional music instructors and certified therapists for local students with autism and special educational needs. Students are granted more exposure and opportunities which boost up their social skills and self-confidence through the program.
A Million Dreams
January 15, 2022
Lee Hysan Concert Hall,
Chinese University of Hong Kong
What are your dreams? Are you on a path to achieving your aspirations? Overcoming obstacles to reach our goals is no easy task, this is more so the case for children with special educational needs and their carers.
Take a break and join our concert!
“A Million Dreams” will showcase a selection of exciting and joyful pieces performed by the Music Angel Orchestra, interspersed with personal stories from our students, student’s family members, professional musicians and pediatricians. No matter your age, background and needs, be inspired by our members' beautiful stories and aspirations! Learn from their priceless experiences how music and having a place that supports autistic and SEN students help their personal growth, strengthen their interpersonal relationships and boost their musician dreams.
Let us come together to share our ambition and support the dreams of these Music Angel Orchestra members!
Adrian SIT is an active conductor from Hong Kong. He is the 1st prize winner of the International Conducting Competition Augburg in 2016 and has been awarded the Hugh S. Roberton Prize for Orchestral Conducting.
He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and Mozarteum University in Salzburg. He has conducted professional orchestras including the Bald Reichehall Philharmonic Orchestra, South Czech Philharmonic, Royal Scotland National Orchestra among others.
Graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University major in trumpet performance, Teacher Jimmy is an experienced trumpeter who is in great demand in both classical and jazz.
He is one of the founding members of local brass quintet, Fiesta Brass.
Jimmy is also a passionate educator. Besides being the wind brass coach at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong, he also teaches in many local schools. Teacher Jimmy's cheerful character is loved by the students and his classes are always filled with laughter and joy.
Wai Wah Ivan Wan, a native of Hong Kong, began to study piano at age eight and percussion when he was fifteen under the former principle percussion of Hong Kong Sinfonietta Ms. Jojo Ho.
In 2009, he received a Performing Diploma from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. While in Hong Kong, he studied with Shaun Tilburg (the former principle percussion of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra), Sophia Woo, Alan Cumberland.
As a result of winning first prize in Hong Kong’s “ Young Musician of the Year Competition “ in 2008, he performed Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto No.2 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has also been acting as a substitute percussionist since he was 19 years old.
Ivan moved to the U.S. in 2009 and studied with Nancy Zeltsman, Samuel Solomon and Keith Aleo at The Boston Conservatory with a full-tuition scholarship.
In 2011, he continued his Bachelor of Music degree studies with Jack Van Geem (the former principle percussion of San Francisco Symphony) at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, and he earned his Master degree of Music in 2015.