Wang Cho Chan
Growing up in a Chinese traditional musician family in Hong Kong, Wang Cho “Peter” Chan was largely influenced by his father Barry Chan, a teacher, and professional Erhu player. At the young age of six, Peter developed an interest in learning the piano and cello. His main teacher was Patrick Sohn, a former cellist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Peter received his B.M. in Cello Performance and Music Education at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music in 2019 with cum laude, where he studies cello with Professor Alan Rafferty. In June 2020- September 2021, Peter was recruited as the Director of Orchestras at Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Peter’s solo debut with the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major was in the Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall in January of 2013. Over the years, Peter has been earned several distinguished awards for cello performance. Participating in these cello competitions has provided him the opportunity to discover his passion in cello performance. In addition to solo playing, Peter is also an active orchestral musician. He was the Cello principal of his school orchestra from 2012-2015 and a core member of Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong since 2011. Currently, Peter is pursuing his Master of Music Education (M.Ed.) in University of British Columbia studying under Professor Peter Gouzouasis. His specific area of academic interest involves Music Education Curriculum and integrating World cultural music with technologies to promote a more diverse learning teaching method in school systems. His research focuses on further develop, understand, and differentiate the music curriculum and teaching methods in North America to bring back to his own teaching.