Born in Hong Kong, David Ma began studying the flute at the age of 10. He was admitted to the Junior Music program of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2012, studying under Brian Chan. He is now pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree at the Academy. His teachers include Megan Sterling, Olivier Nowak and Tim Wilson.
Ma has won many prizes in competitions locally and abroad, including the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and The British Flute Society’s School Performer Competition. He is also the recipient of numerous scholarships, such as those granted by the Parsons Music Foundation, Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong and The Society of APA.
As an orchestral flautist, he has performed with the Hong Kong International Band Fair Youth Band, Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra, the Academy Junior Symphony Orchestra, Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong and the Academy Symphony Orchestra. He also participated in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Share the Stage” project conducted by Lorin Maazel and Christoph Eschenbach, as well as Musicus Society’s Ensemble Training program with the London Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Warren-Green.
Ma has performed in master classes with Sir James Galway, Thomas Robertello, Megan Sterling, Kate Lawson, Walter Auer, Henrik Wiese, Birgit Ramsl, Juliette Hurel, Bradly Garner and Samuel Cuel, among others. As a soloist, Ma has appeared in Musicus Heritage Community Concert Series, including ‘Move to the Music’ and ‘A Home in the Urban Jungle’ concerts.