Chak Yin Pun
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chak‐Yin Pun received his Diploma and Bachelor of Music Degree in cello from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2012 and 2015, under the tutelage of cellist Karey Kwok‐Chee Ho. In 2017, Pun completed his Master of Arts Degree in cello performance at Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Mary Stuart Harding entrance award, under the tutelage of Professor David Strange.
Pun has participated in masterclasses with cellists including Professor Li Ji Wu, Bion Tsang, Professor Zhu Yi Bing, and Jens Peter Maintz. He has also participated in music festivals and projects, such as Musicus Festival, and the Modern Academy 2015. Over the years, Pun was awarded scholarships including Breguet Trey Lee Scholarship in Pursuit of Musical Excellence, Freemason's Lodge Scholarship, First Initiative Foundation Music Scholarship, and Breguet Trey Lee Performing Arts Scholarship.
Active in chamber music playing, Pun has participated in masterclasses with Vladimir Mendelssohn and Miami Quartet, and gave performances of string quartets and piano trios, including “Academy New Generation Artists Concert” and “Academy Dance: Opus 16: Point of Departure”, while studying at the Academy. As the cellist of several ensembles, Pun also gave performances in St. John’s Smith Square, “Concert of Finland 100 & Hong Kong 20th return”, and “The 19th China Shanghai International Arts Festival”.