Felix Yeung, Conductor
Felix Yeung read music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was also music director of the Hong Kong Youth Choir. He currently combines his office as Sub-organist at St John’s Cathedral and Provincial Music Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. He is also the Music Director of Die Konzertisten, with whom he gave a notable performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2010
. He also conducted his first opera project, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2013
. Felix has also had experience in a number of local opera productions in Hong Kong, joining the chorus in 2003
for Verdi’s Macbeth, and in 2004
for Gounod’s Faust. He also accompanied the children’s chorus during the Welsh National Opera’s visit in 2007
for a Hong Kong Arts Festival production of Puccini’s La Bohème.
Felix took up a postgraduate place at the Royal Academy of Music in London to study choral conducting with Patrick Russill and Paul Brough. He graduated in 2011
obtaining an MMus with distinction, and was awarded the Academy’s coveted premier prix, the DipRAM, for outstanding performance in his final recital, as well as the Sir Thomas Armstrong Prize and Irene Burcher Prize. He also obtained the LRAM diploma in choral conducting pedagogy. His dissertation, on the adaptation of Gregorian chant for liturgical use in Chinese, was commended as outstanding and is now leading towards the preparation of a Chinese Gradual. Felix has taken masterclasses with Jeremy Summerly, David Hill, Ben Parry, Roland Börger, James O’Donnell, Simon Carrington, Andrew Carwood and Helmuth Rilling with major choirs including the BBC Singers and the Cardinall’s Musick. During his time in London, Felix was music director of the Cappella Singers of Upminster and accompanist for the Didcot Choral Society in 2010
. He also led the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir in the presence of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at a Choral Evensong at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace in 2011
. Upon finishing his graduate studies, Felix became the first Pettman Organ Scholar at the London Oratory, and worked closely with the Oratory Junior Choir for all of their rehearsals and services, as well as assisting in the Oratory’s major Latin liturgies. He previously studied organ with Peter Yue , Wong King Yu, and David Titterington.