PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR 指揮
Kemuel Wong 黃國豐
Kemuel Wong was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver. He loved music from an early age, pursuing piano studies and sang in the Vancouver Chinese Children’s Choir. Kemuel began to take an interest in conducting during his secondary school years at Vancouver Technical Secondary School. Kemuel’s band and string orchestra teachers mentored him and provided opportunities to conduct at school concerts. Following secondary school, Kemuel went on to study music at the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in General Studies: Secondary Education and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting.
Kemuel has studied conducting with Bruce Dunn, John van Deursen, Wayne Toews, the late professor Morihiro Okabe, Kenneth Hsieh, Bruce Pullan C.M., and Dr. Graeme Langager. He has participated in several conducting workshops and master classes in Canada, United States, and Germany led by Kenneth Woods, David Hoose, Christopher Zimmerman, Vance George, Noel Edison, and Christopher Cock.
In September 2015, Kemuel made his conducting debut in his birth city of Hong Kong as a Guest Conductor with the Hong Kong Oratorio Society and Hong Kong Strings, sharing the stage with HKOS Music Director, Professor Chan Wing-wah in a performance of music by J.S. Bach. Kemuel conducted his first international tour with the VOS in April 2016, performing at 7 churches throughout Taiwan, in the cities of Taipei, Taoyuan, Keelung, Hualien, and Tainan.
Kemuel is currently the Principal Conductor of Vancouver Oratorio Society, Conductor of the VOS Chamber Singers, Music Director for the Folsom Singers, Happy Melody Singing Group, and Artist-in-Residence at St. Patrick’s Regional Secondary School.
Kemuel gives back to the music community as the Past-President of the 111-year-old Vancouver Women’s Musical Society, where scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year to young and talented BC musicians to advance their music education and careers to national and international stages.
黃國豐在香港出生，成長於溫哥華。他從小就熱愛音樂，學習鋼琴，並參與溫哥華兒童合唱團。他於中學期間已開始對指揮發生濃厚興趣，在樂隊及弦樂團各老師的悉心指導下，他多次在學校的音樂會擔任指揮。其後繼續深造於「卑詩大學」，取得音樂學士及合唱指揮的音樂碩士。修讀指揮學期間，他師從多位名教授和音樂家，其中包括 Bruce Dunn、John van Deursen、Wayne Toews、Morihiro Okabe、Kenneth Hsieh、Bruce Pullan，和 Dr. Graeme Langager 等。 他亦曾參與在加拿大、美國和德國舉辦的指揮講習研討會和大師指揮班；分別由 Kenneth Woods、David Hoose、Christopher Zimmerman、Vance George、Noel Edison及Christopher Cock 等著名大師教導。
二零一五年九月，黃國豐應香港聖樂團音樂總監陳永華教授邀請在他出生的城市 – 香港，作客席指揮，與陳教授同台，指揮香港聖樂團及香港弦樂團的巴赫音樂會，這也是他在香港首次擔任指揮的演出。二零一六年四月，黃國豐連同溫哥華聖樂團至台灣作他首次國際巡迴演出，與台北，桃園，基隆，花蓮和台南等城市的不同教會合辦七場音樂會。