Hong Kong-born clarinetist Ms. Wing Yin Pang, Clarice was awarded the Music Dean Scholarship, Vivian N. Humphreys Bundy Scholarship, and Jacobs School of Music Scholarship to study at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree and Performance Diploma in Clarinet performance in 2019, under the tutelage of renowned Canadian Clarinetist James Campbell, who has performed as soloist with over 60 orchestras, including London Symphony and Montreal Symphony. She also received the Premiere Young Artist Award for her exemplary achievements in her Performance Diploma. Ms. Pang made her Carnegie Hall Debut as the winner of the third prize of the Concert Artist International Virtuoso Competition (Professional category) in March 2019 and won the Second Prize in the Golden Classical Music Award (Professional category) in 2018. Prior to her studies in the States, Ms Pang studied with Mr. Ryan Poon and was the winner of the solo category of Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. She was also a freelance Clarinet teacher and taught at several primary and secondary schools. Ms Pang is a Licentiate of the Trinity College of London (LTCL).
Ms Pang attended masterclasses by renowned clarinetists such as Eli Eban, Howard Klug, Steven Barta (Clarinet Principal of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Lorenzo Antonio Losco (Hong Kong Philharmonic), Daniel Silver (former Principal of Hong Kong Philharmonic), Andreas Schablas (University Mozarteum), as well as Guy Yehudi ( Michigan State University). Ms. Pang also studied with Eric Hophrich in classical clarinet, specializing in the early stage of development of Clarinet as an instrument .
Ms Pang has performed in many cities including New York, Salzburg, Beijing Shanghai, Bangkok, and Macao. Ms Pang performed with Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra at the closing ceremony of the Shanghai Expo in 2010. .
In summer 2018, Ms Pang was selected to attend and perform at the Mozarteum Music Festival in Salzburg, Austria.
In 2021, Ms Pang is invited to hold a solo clarinet recital in Musica Del Cuore Series (TBA).
As a chamber music performer, Ms. Pang also has trained under bassoonists William Ludwig and Kathleen McLean, pianists Philip Lee and Sung-Mi Im, harpist Florence Sitruk, as well as collaborative pianist Anne Epperson and Chih-Yi Chen.
Ms Pang has performed with a number of orchestras, including Hong Kong Wind Philharmonic, Hong Kong Orchestra, Ensemble Traversée, Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, Ponte Singer and Orchestra, Macao Youth Orchestra. In 2012, she was the soloist for the annual concert of Fanling Lutheran Secondary School Symphony Band at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall with overwhelming response.
A keen educator, Ms. Pang studied Pedagogy with experienced pedagogue Howard Klug. She also has a certificate in small-group pedagogy (10-15 students). Her experience in practicing Alexander technique with Dr Meagan Johnson gives her a thorough understanding of ways in teaching students to relax during practice and performance.
Ms. Pang has more than ten years teaching experience as a clarinet instructor in different schools. With her immense experience and dedication in teaching, many of Ms. Pang’s students have obtained fabulous results at Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. In 2021, several of her students were awarded prizes in different solo categories of 73rd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, with 1st prize, 2nd prize, coupled with 3rd prize included. Some of them have pursued further studies in music conservatories such as Royal Northern College of Music (Clarinet Performance), together with The Chinese University of Hong Kong Bachelor of Music(Clarinet). With passion and enthusiasm, Ms. Pang would like to devote herself into the career in music education and performance in Hong Kong. In addition to teaching in different schools as a clarinet instructor, Ms. Pang works as a wind band conductor as well as orchestra conductor in different schools.