Hao received both a bachelor’s and master’s in Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. As a violinist, he performs solo, chamber and orchestral music having toured over 80 cities in Europe and Asia, with music ranging from the early baroque to the 20th century.
Hao’s orchestral experience started at the age of 15, as a violinist in the Asian Youth Orchestra where he performed in Australia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong under the late Sergiu Comissiona. In recent years Hao has performed as a member of The Attersee Institute Orchestra of Wiener Philharmoniker under Adam Fischer and Sascha Goetzel, the National Youth Orchestra of The Netherlands under John Adams and Ludovic Morlot, the Norwegian Youth Chamber Orchestra, and Aurora Symphony Orchestra in Sweden.
As a chamber musician Hao was the leader of the Rogeri String Quartet which was formed with his colleagues from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The quartet performed extensively in Hong Kong as well as undertaking a successful tour in numerous cities in England. He has also worked with members of the Chilingirian, the Casals, the Jerusalem, the Szymanowski and the Vermeer Quartets.
Hao is very enthusiastic about period performance. He has had the privilege of working with distinguished early music performers, such as Jos van Immerseel, Trevor Pinnock, and members from Anima Eterna, and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. He was the Co-Principal of the Nineteenth Century Orchestra in Bruges under Jos van Immerseel and toured Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
What or who inspired you to become a professional musician?
My grandfather, who was a professor of violin in the conservatory of music of my home town in China.
If you were going to be sent to a desert island, which three items would you take with you?
Violin, piano and cello as it would be fun to play in a trio rather than quarrelling like a string quartet :P