Ka Yuk Rose Yam, Hong Kong
Born in Hong Kong in 1998, Yam Ka Yuk Rose began to play piano at 7. She has a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is studying for her master’s degree in the University of Alberta. Rose has won various awards: 2018 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship；2015 The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Spring, New York, USA －【First Place Prize】；2015 Shimoda Music Competition, Japan －【Winner】；7th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition, Vienna, Austria －【2nd Prize】；VI Chopin International Piano Competition, Hartford, USA －【Award of Honorable Mention】；2014 The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, New York, USA －【First Place Winner】；【All Nippon Airways Prize】 in Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition; 【Osaka Prize】in Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition; 【Winner】 in Yeoncheon DMZ International Music Festival; 2010 【Top Ten Outstanding Students of Hong Kong】; winners in Macau Asia Piano Open Competition; winners in Hong Kong Youth Piano Open Competition.
Rose is active in music events: 2011 and 2009 IBLA Music Festival held in Sicily, Italy; 2nd and 3rd Yeoncheon DMZ International Music Festival; 2011 and 2012 China Hong Kong Culture Festival as guest performer; as finalist in 2012 and 2013 Osaka International Music Competition; held solo piano recital [The Chinese Stories of Piano Rose, Yam Ka Yuk] in 2013; held personal piano recital [Rose Yam in Music Wonderland] in 2011; as a guest performer in [The Night of Chamber Music] with Hong Kong Amateur Orchestra in Hong Kong Science Museum.
Rose has been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York in 2014 and 2015 respectively. She has been invited by Shimoda Music Competition Committee to perform in Winnier Music Recital in Shimoda Culture Hall in Japan in 2016. In Feb 2017, she has been invited as a pianist to conduct a piano recital in Osaka, Japan, having chance to perform duet with virtuoso pianist Masahi Katayama.
Rose also promotes piano music in media: interviewed by the RTHK Radio 5 with live piano performance in [Rising Star of New Culture Campaign] in 2013; interviewed by the RTHK Radio Mandarin, having live piano performance, in program [Outstanding Learning School] in 2013; interviewed by Hong Kong TVB, with live piano performance, in television program [New Culture Zone] and [ICU after School] in 2013. At the same time, Yam Ka Yuk has DVD publications:《Piano Rose, Rose Yam》 and 《The Chinese Stories by Piano Rose, Yam Ka Yuk》.