Alumni Scaling New Heights in Drama and Music
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) has nurtured many exceptional talents. Our graduates are not only widely recognised and acclaimed, but also continuously challenging themselves and achieving breakthroughs in performing arts. We are privileged to invite the recipients of this year’s Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Artists of the Year, Mr Edmond Lo and Mr Lio Kuokman, JP, to share their learning experience at the Academy and explain how this broadened their horizons and inspired them to pursue a successful professional career in performing arts.
Lio Kuokman, JP, is the Resident Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the second prize winner of the third Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Paris with the Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize, and he served as the first Chinese Assistant Conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In the interview, Lio tells us more about his journey in becoming an internationally acclaimed conductor from his first encounter with his mentoring teacher in a music competition, to his pursuance in music in Hong Kong from his birthplace of Macau.
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Currently serving as the Assistant Artistic Director in Chung Ying Theatre Company, Edmond Lo is a seasoned drama practitioner. He was awarded the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and nominated for Best Director in the Hong Kong Drama Awards. Recently, he was granted the Artist of the Year (Drama) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. He shares with us his days at the Academy and reveals how HKAPA has encouraged him to challenge different heights in theatrical arts.