Hok Kwan, St. Andrews Gala Festival, Conductor, is an accomplished and experienced concert violinist, conductor and educator with over 20 years of experience working with orchestras in Asia and North America. A graduate from the Guildhall School of Music in London, he has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist with various orchestras around the world since the age of 12. He was violin instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently the visiting violin/viola instructor of Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. A former principal of Symphony New Brunswick and Saint John String Quartet, Mr. Kwan has served as Concertmaster of Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra for 10 years and is a founding member and Concertmaster of Musica Viva New Brunswick Orchestra. He has also been guest conductor of Nova Sinfonia, Halifax, NS, and also Music Director and Conductor of Alto Mare Orchestra and Chorus in Saint John, NB. His most recent concert tour included performances in Oxford, England and Los Angeles.