PAUL HUNG

Orchestral and Chamber Musician
Flutist
Piccoloist

Bio

Born in Taiwan, Paul Hung entered the Langley Fine Arts School at the age of 13 and made his first concerto debut at the age of 16 at the Whistler Music Festival. He was then featured several times as the winner of the Vancouver Kiwanis competition and awarded the Tom Lee Music Scholarship for Excellence in Music Performance. He was a recipient of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Galaxie Rising Stars Award” and placed second in National Music Competitions 2008. Paul performed with the Vancouver Youth Orchestra as a result of attaining first place in the concerto competition in 2009. Soon after, he performed as a soloist with the Abbotsford Symphony and New Westminster Symphony as well as winning second place at UBC's concerto competition. In May of 2011, Paul won a spot in the YouTube Symphony and performed with 100 other musicians around the world at the Sydney Opera House.


As an active soloist and chamber musician, Paul performed in music festivals such as the Banff music festival, Domaine Forget, MusicFest Canada, Performing Arts BC, Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, Music on Main, New Music Festival Vancouver, Sonic Boom Festival, VSO New Music Festival, Talis Chamber Music Festival, Redshift Music Society, Health Arts Society and so on. Paul is also the founder of Vancouver based ensembles - Fireside Quintet and Elysian Trio. Paul plays frequently with Vancouver Symphony, Okanagan Symphony, and Kamloops Symphony and other professional chamber ensembles. He was also the acting principal flute at many of these orchestras/ensembles. In 2018, Paul was the featured soloist with the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble performing Joel Puckett's Shadow of Sirius at the Chan Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Paul was a student of Lorna McGhee, the principal flutist of Pittsburgh Symphony. He has also studied under Brenda Fedoruk, and then Christie Reside during his Master's degree at UBC School of Music. He is currently a faculty of Vancouver Academy of Music.

Concerts

Sonic Boom Festival (Postponed - TBA)

Chamber music; Elysian Trio

Thursday, March 19th

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: VSO Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4)

VSO Day of Music (Postponed - TBA)

Elysian Trio

Sunday, April 5th

14:30  pm

Location: VSO School of Music: Arthur H. Willms Salon

Symphony 21: Together Again

Principal Flute

Sunday, May 10th
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver)

Vancouver Chamber Players

Elysian Trio
Monday, July 06 (Outreach concert)
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Crofton Manor (2803 W. 41 Ave, Vancouver)
 
Tuesday, July 07 (Subscription Series concert)
10:30am - 11:30am
Location: University Women’s Club of Vancouver (1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver)

 

Tuesday, July 07 (Outreach concert)
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Hollyburn House (2095 Marine Drive, West Vancouver)

 

World Harp Congress 2020

Elysian Trio
Tuesday, July 28
3:30 pm 
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Muze West Concerts

Chamber/Solo recitals

September 20th & 26h *TBC

Location: TBC

Symphony 21

Principal Flute

October *TBC
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver)

 

West Coast Winter Music Series 

Elysian Trio
Saturday, November 07
7:30 pm
Location: Clayoquot sound community theatre (380 Campbell St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0)

 

Old School House Concert Series

Elysian Trio
Sunday, November 08 
2 pm - 4 pm 
Location: The Old School House Arts Centre (122 Fern Rd W, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2K1)

 

Hornby Island Winter Concert Series

Elysian Trio
Saturday, April 10, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Hornby Island Community Hall

 

Concerts Denman

Elysian Trio
Sunday, April 11, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Denman Island Community Hall (1196 NW Rd, Denman Island, BC V0R 1T0)

 

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©2019 by Paul Hung.