Currently a student at St. Paul’s Co-educational College, 12-year-old Hannah Tam was admitted to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the age of 5. With full scholarship from the Academy, she now studies the violin with Professor Michael Ma and collaborative piano with Maria Jee.
Hannah has been a prize-winner since the age of 6. In 2012, Hannah won the Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition. In 2015, she was the champion of the Violin Concerto in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Last year, she won the first prize (Junior Professional category) in the 6th Hong Kong International Violin Competition; the first prize (Age 8-11 category) and the Final Grand Prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Competition in Italy; as well as the second prize (senior professional category) in the Bravo! International Violin Competition in San Diego. Hannah’s recent triumph at the 17th international violin competition Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe in Germany made her the first Hong Kong winner in the history of this event.
Hannah was invited to perform as a soloist with Virtuosi Italiani Chamber Orchestra in Verona, Italy. She also received a full scholarship to study at the Music Academy in San Diego in the summer of 2017.
Hannah plays a 1826 Joannes Franciscus Pressenda violin, kindly provided by Alfredo Primavera.