Herman Pong Tin Yau, 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 inSaxophone 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 also takes part in ensemble performance, including Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia. Pong actively involved in solo performance and concerts and competitions in different places, places including Hong Kong Parsons Recital Hall, Virtuoso studio in Shenzhen and Kaiman music in Foshan,Baan Roi-chan Hall in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Curci Theatre in Barletta (Italy). In 2019, Pong is being invited to perform in TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College Sinfonia Auditorium as a guest solo saxophonist. In September, Pong also being invited as a solo guest in RTHK Radio 4 music program, took part in the music performance and interview broadcasting.
Pong will perform Alexander Glazunov: Concerto in E-flat Major for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra in Kuandu Arts Festival 2019 – Exchange Concert with Taipei National University of the Arts in Late October 2019.
As the recipient of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship (Local Studies), he is studying in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Master of Music) (2018-2020) under a full scholarship. Pong is an endorsing Artist of BG France.