Mr. Chi Hoe Mak

麥志豪先生

Chi Hoe Mak enjoys a varied career as an award-winning choral conductor, singer, adjudicator and clinician. He is currently Artistic Director of Young Choral Academy, Artistic Director of the Penang Philharmonic Chorus, and Principal Artist and Resident Chorus Master of Kuala Lumpur City Opera.

As a choral conductor, Chi Hoe is co-founder of the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod (MCE), a leading national and international choral festival in Malaysia and has won numerous prizes and awards with his choirs at several international choir competitions. He was the first Asian conductor to win a prestigious fellowship to work with the London Symphony Chorus in 2010 which launched his conducting career in the UK and was subsequently Resident Chorus Master at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from 2009-2012. He made his critically acclaimed UK festival debut in 2011 as Chorus Master for the Lichfield Festival Chorus and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and other guest conducting positions soon followed.

Chi Hoe studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK, where he received two Master of Music (MMus) degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, both with Distinctions and the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Performance. He was named one of Birmingham’s ‘New Generation Artists’ in 2008, winning all the major conducting prizes at College including the 2009 and 2010 Michael Beech Conducting Awards and the prestigious Principal’s Prize for ‘outstanding contribution to the musical life at the institution’.

麥志豪既是一位屢獲殊榮的合唱指揮,也是一位歌唱家、評判和合唱指導。他現為馬來西亞青年合唱學院藝術總監、檳城愛樂合唱團藝術總監、吉隆坡城市歌劇團首席藝術家及駐團合唱總監。

麥氏是馬來西亞合唱團大賽Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod(MCE)的聯合創團人,亦曾帶領他的合唱團在多個國際合唱比賽中獲獎無數。他也是首位獲得獎學金於2010年與倫敦交響樂合唱團合作的亞洲指揮家。及後,他在英國開展了他的指揮生涯,並於2009至2012年擔任英國皇家伯明罕音樂學院的駐團合唱總監。2011年,他以利奇菲爾德節日合唱團和伯明翰市立交響樂團(CBSO)合唱總監及其他合唱團客席指揮的身份,首度亮相於英國的各個音樂節。他曾擔任伯明翰大教堂節日合唱團及伯明翰城市大學合唱團的合唱總監、伯明翰歌劇團的合唱導師、伯明翰少年音樂學院室內合唱團的指揮、以及曼徹斯特Canzonetta兒童合唱團的指揮。麥氏曾到印尼、馬來西亞、俄羅斯、新加坡和越南等地擔任國際合唱比賽的評委。他也在印尼、愛爾蘭、菲律賓、新加坡、英國及馬來西亞擔任合唱指導。

麥氏畢業於英國皇家伯明翰音樂學院,先後以優異成績獲得聲樂表演和合唱指導碩士學位(MMus)和專業表演高級研究生文憑。他於2008年被譽為伯明翰的其中一位「新生代藝術家」,及後亦贏得多個學院的主要指揮獎項,如2009年及2010年Michael Beech指揮獎和校長獎,以表揚他在校對音樂作出的傑出貢獻。他多年來不斷為學院作出專業貢獻,最近更授予學院的榮譽會員資格(HonRBC)。

麥氏目前是國際合唱聯盟(IFCM)、亞太合唱委員會(APCC)和馬來西亞合唱聯盟的成員。

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