Hannah Wan Ching Tam China, 15, Junior
Admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music aged 12, Hannah Wan Ching Tam currently studies with Ida Kavafian. She previously studied with Michael Ma, Maria Jee and Chan Kwok Wai at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. She has won top prizes at international competitions including Kloster Schöntal in Germany and Andrea Postacchini in Italy. Hannah has performed as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Virtuosi Italiani and Mantua Chamber orchestras amongst others. Recently, she received the Audience Prize at the “Mini Violini” showcase of the Concours Musical International de Montréal 2019. Hannah plays on the G.B. Guadagnini Torino 1778 ex Blavet, kindly supported by Alfredo Primavera.
“I’ve been watching the Menuhin Competition since I was seven. I’ve always looked up to the participants and dreamed of being one of them someday. When I received an email informing me that I was selected to compete, I realized that my dream had come true. Playing a wide variety of pieces, such as Baroque and contemporary pieces side by side on stage, will be a big challenge for me and I'm looking forward to facing it. I’m also looking forward to making new friends, learning from the maestros and the participants, and getting inspired by all of them to help me progress to another level of musicianship. Lastly, I hope I can keep a close connection to the new friends and musicians after the Menuhin Competition. I’m sure this will be an unforgettable experience for me and I will treasure it very much.”