Director and Chief Conductor

Ray Tsoi

Director and Chief Conductor

After Tsoi graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), he furthered his studies in the USA where he obtained his Master degrees in Performance for both Violin and Viola from the Oklahoma University. Tsoi studied violin and viola with many great teachers such as Joseph Fuchs, Michael Ma, Fan Ting, Wayne Crouse and studied conductorship under Adam F.Brennan.

He won many awards including the Concerto Competition in Oklahoma University and the Sutton Chamber Music Award. In 1994, he was awarded “Outstanding Musicianship and Performance” by the Channing Classics Musical Society.

Tsoi was the first Asian invited by the “Black Incorporation” (funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council) in 1994 to present “The Asian Arts Experience”. In the same year, he was invited by the Debut String Orchestra (SYSO) as a string conductor. He formed the Hong Kong Chamber Soloist in 1996 and was invited by Radio 4 to present a serial (or series) of chamber music concerts.

As a conductor, Tsoi once lead the HKAPA String Chamber, String Orchestras at St Paul’s Co-ed Primary School and Maryknoll Convent School (Primary section). He was also Principal Conductor at the Metropolitan youth Orchestra. As a violinist and violist, he had given recitals and performed with many Orchestras in North America, Europe and Asia.

Tsoi is currently the director and chief conductor of the Hong Kong Music Academy. He teaches at the HKAPA and is Adjunct Lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University.