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    2024/JUL/29 · 10:00 AM
    Accademia Musicale Chigiana - Siena, Italy

  • Kwan Hon Gordon Lau

    Kwan Hon Gordon Lau
    ©Ettore Causa


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    Place of birth:
    Hong Kong S.A.R., China


    • Viola (BA) – Berlin: Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“, Tabea Zimmermann (2017-2022)
    • Viola (MA) – Frankfurt: Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Tabea Zimmermann (since 2023)



    Kwan Hon Gordon Lau was born in Hong Kong in 1999. He started playing the violin at the beginning of his musical life but switched to the viola in 2014 because of the fuller, warmer sound. Since winter semester 2015/2016, he was a student of Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, studied with Prof. Werner Dickel. Since the winter semester 2017/2018, he is a student of the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, studying with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann and her assistant German Tcakulov. During his studies in Berlin, he completed an Erasmus semester in Geneva with his mentor Prof. Máté Szűcs.

    Gordon is an active chamber musician. He studied Chamber music with Prof. Eberhard Feltz and the Artemis Quartet. His chamber music partners include Sayaka Shoji, Rainer Schmidt, Daniel Hope, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Peter Bruns, Bruno Delepelaire, Niklas Liepe, Stephan Picard, Roland Glassl and many other well-known artists.

    He also had successful experiences as a guest principal violist in orchestras at a very high level such as Kammer Akademie Potsdam and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra.

    During Corona time in 2020, he and his brother were invited by violinist Daniel Hope and ARTE.tv to the renowned TV show “Hope@Home”, and the performance was a sensational success.

    He had various opportunities to attend master classes with viola masters such as Nobuko Imai, Nils Mönkemeyer, Lars Anders Tomter, Amihai Grosz, etc. 

    He has often been invited to various music festivals, such as the Seiji Ozawa Academy Switzerland, Zermatt Music Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Moritzbug Music Festival and many others.

    Gordon has been a scholarship holder of the “Villa Musica” Rhineland-Palatinate since the 2019/20 season and was awarded as “Star of Villa Musica 2023”. 

    In addition to playing the viola, Gordon is also a passionate singer. He was a member of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, which has given concerts worldwide. He has performed with the choir in Germany, Finland, Italy, England, Japan, Korea, China, etc. In the semester 2015/2016 he had singing lessons with Prof. Kai Wessel in Cologne, a well-known countertenor in Germany.

    Gordon plays an instrument by Patrick Robin, built in 2013, generous loan from HfM Hanns Eisler.



    Jelena Antić

    Maj Bommas

    Bella Chich

    Ukyo Fujiwara

    Franziska Hügel

    Brian Isaacs

    Arcan Isenkul

    Sophie Kiening

    Gordon Lau

    Sào Soulez Larivière

    Haesue Lee

    Natalie Loughran

    Eric Seohyun Moon

    Nicholas Swensen

    Ayaka Taniguchi

    Caspar Vinzens

    Luisa Ye


    Micha Afkham

    Guy Ben-Ziony

    Agathe Blondel

    Barbara Buntrock

    Öykü Canpolat

    Marie Chilemme

    Hélène Clément

    Toby Cook

    Lotus de Vries

    Valentin Eichler

    Miguel Erlich

    Karolina Errera Pavon

    Stefanie Farrands

    Sara Ferrandez Castro

    Alexander Gordon

    Olga Hansen

    Stine Hasbirk

    Gabriele Heinecke

    Miriam Helms Alien

    Kyuri Kim

    Sejune Kim

    Georgy Kovalev

    Anna Krimm

    Hande Küden

    Josip Kvetek

    Adrien la Marca

    S. Seungwon Lee

    Marion Leleu

    Anna Lewis

    Matthew Lipman

    Mark Liu

    Lev Loiko

    Ana Mba-Flores

    Ada Myriel Meinich

    Giovanni Menna

    Johannes Moehrle

    Sindy Mohamed

    Nilay Özdemir

    Kyoungmin Park

    Yael Patish

    Tahlia Petrosian

    Anna Puig Torne

    Madeleine Przybyl

    Muriel Razavi

    Alejandro Regueira

    Pauline Sachse

    Teresa Schwamm

    Jungahn Shin

    Clara-Hélène Stangorra

    Arnold Stieve

    Maya Tal

    Antoine Tamestit

    German Tcakulov

    Kei Tojo

    Ulla Tremuth

    Albin Uusijärvi

    Simone von Rahden

    Emma Wernig

    Judith Wijzenbeek

    Zhechao Xie

    Peijun Xu

    Armando Yagüe

    Ula U. Zebriunaite

    Sarina Zickgraf

    Ylvali Zilliacus

    Silas Zschocke