Horn: Hon Sin-kwong

Hon Sin-kwong (horn), photo

Professor Han was the first Chinese horn player to win a international horn competitions – the international horn competition at the 6th Moscow International Youth Music Festival in 1957 and the Geneva International Horn Competition in 1960.

Professor Han was the first horn student and later became the first horn teacher at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the premiere performer of the only known Chinese Horn Concerto “In Memory,” (dedicated to him by Professor Shi, Yongkang, former Shanghai Conservatory Professor of Composition), and the first President of the China Horn Association. He was also one of the founders of the Shanghai Conservatory – Musical Arts Academy Elementary, Middle and High School.

Professor Han has served as a judge for many international horn and chamber music competitions, and was President at the first two Central Conservatory of Music International Horn Festivals in Beijing.