Herman Pong Tin Yau
Classical Saxophonist Hong Kong
"With lefreQue, I can achieve a powerful and unique tone colour. It encourages me to redefine my limit as well as the energy"
About Herman Pong
Pong Tin Yau, Herman is one of the most active Classical Saxophonist in Hong Kong. Pong start formal saxophone training under the direction of Mr. Martin Choy, Kwok Tin. He completed his Bachelor of Music (Honors) Degree in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2014-2018), majoring in Saxophone under the direction of Mr. Michael Campbell (Former-bass clarinetist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra). Pong achieved Dean’s list during the graduation year. Pong is one of the recipient Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarships. During his study, Pong actively participated in department concert and also the new music, contemporary music performance of composition department.
In 2019, Pong achieved a First Prize in 29th Youth Musician International Competition "Citta' di Barletta", Italy, being the highest score player in E Category (Winds instrument). Pong is a First Prize Winner in 2019 International Music Competition "Salzburg" Grand Prize Virtuoso. In 2018, Pong achieved a First Prize in New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition (Wind category). He is also the finalist of Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival Competition 2017.
Pong performs in ensembles and as a guest solo saxophonist.