HKAPA Cantonese Opera and Music

First Initiative Foundation funds two degree scholarships for four students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) yearly, helping fantastic local music students to pursue their ambitions.

At FIF, we fully support the educational philosophy at HKAPA, which celebrates cultural diversity and Hong Kong’s unique fusion of Chinese and Western traditions.

Chow Lok-Tung is studying for her BA Fine Art in Cantonese Opera, with the hope of becoming a Cantonese Opera actress. She has loved Cantonese Opera since early childhood. Lok-Tung has received the 2016/17 First Initiatives Scholarship to help her to achieve her ambitions to keep the traditional art form alive in the younger generation.

Siu Wing-Chi is studying for her BA Fine Art in Cantonese Opera Music. Having started her music lessons with the piano at the age of four, she now plays a repertoire of classical pluck-string instruments, majoring in Sanxian. She has received the 2016/17 First Initiatives Scholarship to further her education in Chinese Opera.

Bou Kwan-Ying is studying BA Music, and majors in Guzheng. Kwan-Ying has been awarded the 2016/17 First Initiatives Music Scholarship. FIF has supported the practice of this traditional Chinese instrument to enhance educational outreach into our community’s culture.

Wong Sum Ho is studying BA Music, and majors in two instruments with distinction – Erhu and Gaohu. Sum Ho has been awarded the 2016/17 First Initiatives Music Scholarship to support the creation of beautiful Chinese music.