HKICF 2021

Susanna Saw (Malaysia) 

Susanna Saw obtained her Master in Music Education (Choral Focus) from Westminster Choir College, U.S.A. She is currently a Lecturer and Choir Director at the Faculty of Music at University of Malaya (UM), University Technology MARA (UiTM) and the Malaysian Institute of Art (M.I.A.), where she conducts the M.I.A. Ladies Chorus, which has won numerous Gold Medals from various international competitions. From 2007, Susanna has been regularly invited by the Interkultur Foundation, Germany, to be a member of the Jury for the Asia Pacific and World Choir Games. She is also the newly elected Vice-President for the International Kodály Society and the Malaysian Association for Music Education.

蘇氏為 The Young Kuala Lumpur Singers and The Kuala Lumpur Children’s Choir之創立人,現為馬來西亞大學音樂系、馬來西亞科技大學及馬來西亞藝術學院之講師及合唱總監。蘇氏亦擔任多個國際性合唱比賽評審,包括The Asian Choir Games 及 World Choir Games,亦同時擔任亞太區合唱聯盟之執行委員及24th International Kodaly Symposium 2019的籌辦主席。

Sandra Milliken (Australia)

Sandra Milliken is an internationally-recognised composer, conductor, clinician, teacher and adjudicator. A music graduate of the University of New England, Sandra also has a Master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Queensland. From 1995 to 2008, Sandra worked with the Queensland Youth Choir, conducting several of their ensembles and acting as their Artistic Director.

Sandra has achieved international recognition as an Australian composer specialising in choral music. Her works have been performed and recorded by choirs across the world. She has her own choral music series – Choral Vivace – published by Edition Peters, London. As an adjudicator and music educator, Sandra has travelled extensively within Australia and internationally to Singapore, China, Canada, the United States, England, Belgium, Italy and Finland.

Sandra是一名作曲家、指揮、教師及評判。現為活躍於布里斯本的女聲合唱團「Bayside Divas」之音樂總監。於2007年至2016年間則擔任獲獎無數的「Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir」之指揮,其後任職「Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir」的總監。作為作曲家,Sandra的作品曾被世界各地的合唱團演唱及錄音,而輯錄了其合唱作品的歌曲集《Choral Vivace》亦已由倫敦Edition Peters出版。Sandra亦以評判及音樂教育家的身份到訪過澳洲的不同角落,並曾出訪新加坡、中國、加拿大、美國、英國及芬蘭。

Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan (The Philippines) 

Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan finished her Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education degree at Saint Paul University, Manila. She is currently teaching at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Conservatory of Music, Centro Escolar University (CEU) Conservatory of Music and CEU Graduate School. As a sought-after choral pedagogue and children's choir conductor, Maria has been invited as guest conductor, workshop presenter and choral clinician around the world.

She led the Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir to choral competitions winning first-ever Children’s Choir of the World title at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in North Wales, United Kingdom and Choir Olympic Champion at the World Choir Games in Bremen, Germany. Under her leadership, the choir was featured and appeared in international choir festivals such as the 12th Cantemus International Choral Festival and Conducting Mastercourse in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, Pacific International Choral Festival in Oregon Bach Festival, USA, 6th World Vision International Children's Choir Festival in South Korea. Presently, Dr. Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan is also the Vice President for Projects of the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA).

Theresa為Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir的創團指揮,帶領合唱團在北威爾斯舉行的Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod中贏得首個 Children’s Choir of the World名銜,並在德國不來梅舉辦的世界合唱比賽中贏得總冠軍。在她的帶領下,合唱團亦被邀請到不同的國際合唱節中表演,例如:12th Cantemus International Choral Festival、Pacific International Choral Festival等等。Theresa現正在the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Conservatory of Music、Centro Escolar University (CEU) Conservatory of Music及CEU Graduate School任教,並主要負責教授指揮、大型樂團課堂及音樂教育。

Louise Lui (Canada/ Hong Kong)

Louise Lui completed her B.A. and B.Sc. at the University of Melbourne, Australia. After moving to Canada, she obtained her B.Ed. and M.Ed from York University, Toronto. Louise completed her Orff Specialist training at the Royal Conservatory of Music and is a Carl Orff Canada certified instructor for Teacher Training Courses.

Louise currently teaches music at Denlow Public School in Toronto. Her three choirs at Denlow perform regularly at local and provincial music festivals and events. Outside of school, Louise works as an Associate Conductor with the Toronto Children’s Chorus Training Choirs. She teaches their KinderNotes program and conducts Preparatory Choir, Training Choir I and Training Choir III, working with children from 4 to 14 years of age.

Louise現正在多倫多的Denlow Public School任教音樂。她在Denlow的三個合唱團不時在本地或縣級的音樂節中表演。在校外,Louise亦是多倫多兒童合唱團的Associate Conductor。在合唱團中,她主要教導4至14歲的小童,並主責它們的KinderNotes課程及Preparatory Choir、Training Choir I和Training Choir III。

Chia-Fen Weng (Taiwan)

Dr. Chia-Fen Weng is one of the most active and outstanding choral conductors in Taiwan. She employs profound interpretation on an extensive choral repertoire and premiers many new Taiwanese commission works. She dedicates herself to choral education and development and has been invited to be the jury or lecturer at international choral festivals and competitions.

Born in Taipei, after graduating from National Taiwan Normal University, Chia-Fen Weng went to University of Texas at Austin in USA to study with Dr. M. Beachy and received her D. M. A. degree in Choral Conducting in 1995.  In the following year, Dr. Weng returned to Taiwan to teach at National Sun Yat-sen University.  In 2000, she became a part-time conducting faculty at National Taiwan Normal University.  She is a passionate and committed teacher of conducting and strongly believes in a creative approach to learning and teaching.

In 2002, Weng, with several music colleagues, founded Kaohsiung Chamber Choir and has worked with the choir since then. Under her enthusiastic professional directions, KCC became one of the best choruses in Taiwan. She contributes to the musical life of southern Taiwan by organizing choral activities and concerts.

Dr. Weng is currently the president of Taiwan Choral Association, member of International Federation of Choral Music (“IFCM”) and life member of American Choral Directors Association (“ACDA”). 



Apollo Wong (Hong Kong)

A native of Hong Kong, Apollo Wong is a conductor and operatic bass. He has sung numerous operatic and musical roles.  Amongst his concert and oratorio repertoire, Wong has notably both sung the bass solos and conducted Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand”, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Faurè’s Requiem.

Educated in Los Angeles and Berlin, Wong studied voice with Vladimir Chernov, Juliana Gondek and Sami Kustaloglu. He was the winner of Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal competition and the Pasadena Opera Guild Vocal Scholarship. In 2019, Wong has won first place at the Hong Kong Choral Conducting Competition and the Asia Pacific Youth Choir Award.

Being an active conductor and educator, Wong has been the chorus master for conductors such as David Atherton, Lorin Maazel, Helmuth Rilling, Tan Dun and Jaap van Zweden. Recognized as an inspiring choral and orchestral builder, he is currently Chorus Master of Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus, Music Director of The Learners Chorus and The Learners Orchestra, conductor of Hong Kong Children’s Choir and St. Paul’s Co-educational College senior choir.


他曾擔任艾德敦、馬捷爾、 譚盾及梵志登的合唱指導;並在莫札特《唐‧喬望尼》、普契尼《波希米亞生涯》、《賈尼.斯基基》、《杜蘭朵》及威爾第《阿依達》等歌劇擔任助理指揮。