Hong Iat U (violin)
Iat U Hong was born in Macau. A graduate of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, he studied with professors Chen Wen and Xie Na Fu. In 1996, he started learning the violin at the Academy of Performing Arts in Macau and won many awards in the music competitions hosted by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau. He was also awarded multiple scholarships by the afore- mentioned Bureau and the Macau Foundation. An active performer in the Macau Arts Festival, Mr. Hong also took part in several original musicals including Myth of Fox. He performed with Folga Gaang at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and toured with the Freedom Tango Orchestra in China in the same year.