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CHOA Sharon

CHOA Sharon

Professor of Music (Conducting and Cultural Leadership)


CHOA Sharon


Born in Hong Kong and enjoyed an exceptional Anglo-Chinese education, Sharon excelled in the violin at an early age and first began conducting at the age of 16. She was later accepted at the Royal Academy of Music as a violinist to study under the great quartet leader Sidney Griller. Sharon also holds a First Class B.Mus. and Ph.D degrees from King's College London. During her studies at King’s, her talent for conducting was rediscovered and led to coaching from eminent conductors including Diego Masson, Georg Tintner, Janos Fürst, Jiří Bĕlohlávek and Sir Colin Davis. She has been guest conductors of various European orchestras and founded Chamber Orchestra Anglia in the UK. She was awarded the Norfolk Arts Award and the A.R.A.M. in 2014, the same year when she returned to Hong Kong to take up the position as Dean of the School of Music. In 2022, the School created a new department - Conducting & Cultural Leadership – and Sharon shifted her position to lead and head up this new initiative. 

Royal Academy of Music (L.R.A.M.)
King’s College London (B.Mus. First Class Honours)
King’s College London (Ph.D.)