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A highly respected and influential figure in Asia’s orchestral music scene, Yip Wing-sie has been the music director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta since 2002. Positions she has previously held include principal conductor and later music director of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and resident conductor of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Winner of the first prize as well as “LYRE d’OR” in the 35th Concours International de Jeunes Chefs d’Orchestre de Besançon, France in 1985 and a prize winner in the 8th Tokyo International Conducting Competition in 1988, Yip is in great demand as guest conductor in Asia. She also conducted orchestras in Europe and in various festivals around the world. As music director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Yip has taken the orchestra on tour to many countries.

Born in Guangzhou and brought up in Hong Kong, Yip studied at the Royal College of Music in London before going on to the Indiana University at Bloomington, USA, where she obtained her master’s degree in violin performance and conducting. As the winner of the Koussevitsky Scholarship and the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship Award, Yip spent the summers of 1986 and 1992 attending conducting seminar and fellowship programmes at the Tanglewood Music Center. Her mentors included great maestros such as Norman Del Mar, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Gustav Meier and David Atherton.

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