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Through the St. Andrews Summer School for the Performing Arts, students are given the opportunity to take masterclasses and to perform in recitals and at other public venues. [Read More]

From Wendy Nielsen and Measha Brueggergosman to Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey and Chih-Long Hu, many famous faces have taken part in our courses and events, either as instructors, students or performers. When you participate in St. Andrews Arts Council events and workshops -- you are in good company. [Read More]


Hok Kwan

Conductor, Strings

Hok Kwan, St. Andrews Gala Festival, Conductor, is an accomplished and experienced concert violinist, conductor and educator with over 20 years of experience working with orchestras in Asia and North America. A graduate from the Guildhall School of Music in London, he has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist with various orchestras around the world since the age of 12. He was violin instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently the visiting violin/viola instructor of Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. A former principal of Symphony New Brunswick and Saint John String Quartet, Mr. Kwan has served as Concertmaster of Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra for 10 years and is a founding member and Concertmaster of Musica Viva New Brunswick Orchestra. He has also been guest conductor of Nova Sinfonia, Halifax, NS, and also Music Director and Conductor of Alto Mare Orchestra and Chorus in Saint John, NB. His most recent concert tour included performances in Oxford, England and Los Angeles.

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