Stephen Hung is primarily a pianist with a keen interest in J.S. Bach’s music and Baroque music in general. He studied with Colin Stone and Daniel-Ben Pienaar at London’s Royal Academy of Music and also had lessons on the harpsichord and the organ there. During his time at the Royal Academy, he was awarded the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize and multiple academic prizes.
Since graduating in 2013, he has transcribed and published a collection of Bach’s organ, choral and violin pieces for the piano. Hung performs regularly, both as a soloist and as a member of the chamber music group, The TimeCrafters. Some of the recital programmes he played over the years include The Art of Fugue, the complete Two-part and Three-part Inventions, and Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier. He has also performed on the harpsichord with the Early Music Society of Hong Kong and has several ongoing concert projects with various period instrument performers.
Aside from performing, Hung is a columnist for the website ‘Gooclass’ (www.gooclasshk.com). He has previously written reviews, interview and articles for the magazines ‘Artplus’ and ‘Vantage’.
Stephen Hung debuted at PRISM Chamber Music Festival in 2018 with Song Is Being, performing works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, E.J. de La Guerre, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Telemann and Vivaldi.