Pianist Stephen Hung has played Bach recitals in London, Hong Kong and various towns in Germany with programmes ranging from contrapuntal works to dance suites and transcriptions. He has played concertos such as the Bach D minor and D major and Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra and the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra.
Hung graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Music with a master’s degree dissertation on transcriptions. Since then he has amassed a growing portfolio of new piano transcriptions including the organ preludes and fugues in E minor (the “Wedge”), E-flat major (“St Anne”), B minor and A minor, and the chaconne from the D minor violin partita. There are also projects for chamber groups such as the Pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker for two cellos and piano. Some of these are for educational purposes whilst others are for more conventional groups such as the string quartet or the piano trio.
Apart from the piano, Hung is a freelance writer and wrote programme notes for the Royal Academy’s Free on Fridays series, the 2014 Cantata Series, and more recently in 2015 Vantage Music’s Opus Medtner series. He is also Editor of the music magazine Vantage, with the inaugural issue to be distributed in September. As for the academic disciplines, he is currently the Principal Instructor of Vantage Music’s advanced theory course.
Hung’s previous piano teachers include Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Colin Stone, Hui Ling, Genevieve Wong and Law Pui Gar. He also plays the organ, the harpsichord and the violin.
Editorial Vantage Magazine