Born and raised in Hong Kong, Samuel Pang is a conductor, violist, educator, and worship coordinator. Samuel holds a Master of Music degree, a Bachelor of Music degree, and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He currently studies at Regent College in Vancouver, BC.
Samuel has taught and performed in multiple cities in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has conducted symphony orchestras in prominent concert halls across the world, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Vigadó Concert Hall in Budapest, Smetana Hall in Prague, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. etc.
Samuel Pang studied conducting with Maestro Neil Varon at the Eastman School of Music. Samuel served as the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra from 2009-2011. From 2012-2015 and 2017-2020, Samuel served as the Orchestra Director of the DBS Symphony Orchestra. Radio Television Hong Kong broadcasted several of his award-winning performances on television, including Mahler Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, Brahms Symphony No. 2, and Richard Strauss’ Don Juan. Samuel has performed for David Zinman, Marin Alsop, Christoph Koncz, Kristjan Järvi, amongst other world-renowned artists, in conducting masterclasses. Samuel is experienced in both orchestral and choral conducting.
Samuel Pang studied viola performance with Carol Rodland at the Eastman School of Music. First prize winner of the Eastman Viola Concerto competition, Samuel made his concerto debut at the Eastman Theatre as a freshman. Subsequently, Samuel achieved a clean sweep of all the viola and chamber music school awards at the Eastman School during his Bachelor of Music degree program. Samuel has performed for Kim Kashkashian and Michael Tree in viola masterclasses.
From 2017-2020, Samuel served as a full-time religious studies teacher at the Diocesan Boys’ School, an Anglican school in Hong Kong. Samuel was a regular homily speaker for assemblies, a Bible teacher, and a master-in-charge of the Christian Fellowship. After completing his contract with the Diocesan Boys’ School, Samuel continued visiting various schools as a concert moderator, music educator, Bible teacher, and Liberal Studies teacher.
Samuel has many years of experience leading worship in contemporary and traditional church settings. He is fluent in music ranging from traditional hymns to modern hymns to contemporary praise music. Showers Of Blessing Evangelistic Ministry has made a documentary about Samuel’s music ministry as part of an ongoing television series broadcasted to Chinese communities worldwide.
Samuel believes that, as written by J.S. Bach, “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”