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Friday, 6 February 2015

karmunkong the pianist

 Kar Mun Kong , a native of Perak, Malaysia studied at University of Malaya under tutelage of Miss Choi Hee-Jung. Kar Mun was awarded a Bachelor of Perfoming Arts (Music) with first class honours. Her passion towards music led her to continue postgraduate studies and had been offered scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in both Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Birmingham Conservatoire. Kar Mun chose to continue her postgraduate in Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and currently pursuing her Master Degree under scholarship majoring in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, UK, studying under Zoe Smith.

        Doing her degree studies, Kar Mun was an active performer and accompanist. She has been an active participant of University's music showcase, performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. She is the accompanist for faculty's choir and accompanies students across the departments. Kar Mun accompanies a broad range of repertoire for both singers and instrumentalist. Her passion towards dance led her to become an accompanist for a dance studio and accompanied for the Royal Academy of Dance, graded ballet exam. She had given recitals and accompanies in various recital hall, which include Experimental Theatre of University of Malaya, Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, St.Davids Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and more.

            Kar Mun was the first prize winner of piano solo in The Malaysian Youth Music Festival 2013. She was awarded a Licentiate (LTCL) with distinction in performance from Trinity College London in 2013. A certificate of excellence was awarded to her during the Trinity Awards and Concert 2014 prior to her outstanding achievement in the LTCL performance. She was given an opportunity to perform during the award concert. Besides majoring in piano, Kar Mun developed a great interest in violin playing and ballet. She obtained a Grade 8 in violin from Associated Board of Royal School of Music and a Grade 8 in ballet from the Royal Academy of Dance

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