Andre Chan (Hong Kong)

General information

Lok Sang Andre Chan is currently an undergraduate student at Columbia University. Born in 1999 in Hong Kong, he began his musical studies at an early age, starting with the piano at 3 and the double bass at 8. He developed his passion for classical music through singing in the school chorus and playing in the school orchestra, both of which provided him with opportunities to tour and travel abroad in music study tours.

In 2013 Chan left Hong Kong to study abroad at Phillips Exeter Academy in the United States, where he also accepted the offer to play for the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Zander. Throughout his four years of high school at Exeter, Chan discovered an ever-widening breadth of music, whence he was inspired to study conducting. With the instruction of Kristofer Johnson, Benjamin Vickers, and Rohan Smith, Chan was then appointed the Assistant Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at Exeter, and he performed with the orchestra in numerous concerts.

With these experiences in mind, Chan is looking forward to more opportunities to the podium in the future. In the coming semester, he is taking the conducting seminar at Columbia with Maestro Jeffrey Milarsky. After Columbia, Chan plans to further study conducting in the US or Europe.