Artistic Coordinator

  • Vivian SUEN
    Artistic Coordinator

    Suen is an active choral conductor, soprano and music educator in Hong Kong. Graduated from the Department of Music of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Suen then received scholarships to further her study at Westminster Choir College and obtained her Master of Music in Choral Conducting with distinction. She studied conducting and choral pedagogy with Dr Joe Miller, Dr James Jordan, voice with Dr Kathy Price, Ms Chan Siu-kwan, percussion with Ms Sophia Woo and piano with Mr Carson Wong. During her study at Westminster Choir College, she served as assistant conductor of Grammy-nominated conductor Dr James Jordan. Being member and section leader of Westminster Choir, Westminster Kantorei and Westminster Symphonic Choir, she had worked with world-renowned orchestras and conductors, including The New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert, The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Ségui, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, London Philharmonia, and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

    Suen began her passion for choral music since she was young. Alumnus of HKCC, during her 12 years at HKCC, she toured with the choir to Austria, Germany, Hungary, Singapore, The United Kingdom for exchanges and international performances. In 2016, Suen took the position of the Artistic Coordinator of HKCC and is conductor of its Senior and Intermediate classes. She was appointed as chorus master of the film Find Your Voice and prepared choir for the “20th Anniversary of Hong Kong Return to the Motherland Grand Variety Show” held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, “Community for the Chest” Television Show, “Yan Oi Tong” Charity Television Show, “Chet Lam & Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra” Concert. Suen toured to mainland China, Australia, Estonia and Finland with HKCC, performed and conducted in large scale choral festival “Europa Cantat” and “Festival of Voices”.

    As a devoted music and choral educator, Suen obtained post-graduate diploma in Music Education from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and co-founded local youth mixed voice choir “The Greeners’ Sound” and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Music Department vocal ensemble. She was invited as a guest speaker at different choral and conducting workshops and actively participated in master classes, her teachers include Mr Helmuth Rilling, Mr John Rutter, Mr Simon Halsey, Dr James Whitbourn, Dr William Weinert, Mr Dénes Szabó. .