Fun Facts

Memorable performance : Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major (op.61), w/ Frank Peter Zimmermann & Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Desert island disc(s) : Shostakovich's Symphony no.10 in E minor (op.93) | Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto in G minor (RV 495)

Timothy Chan



Timothy Chan Ting-yuen holds degrees from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Universität der Künste Berlin (University of Arts Berlin). His principal teachers were Ms. Angel Cheung, Mr. Kam Shui and Professor Eckhart Hübner. During his studies, Chan was a recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship Scheme and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music & Dance Fund. Upon Graduation, Chan was appointed principal bassoon of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. After moving back to Hong Kong in 2018, he has taken up the guest principal bassoon position of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and was also the orchestral associate of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

As a soloist, Chan has performed concertos by Hummel, Jacob, Mozart, Vanhal, Vivaldi and Weber with different orchestras, including the Camerata Salzburg and the Gustav Mahler Orchestra Hong Kong, among others. In 2011, Chan was selected as one of the “Young Music Makers” by the RTHK, in which he recorded radio, television and CD programmes.

Chan has been an active chamber musician. He regularly performs with the Hong Kong Wind Kamerata. He is equally passionate on playing the Baroque bassoon and works closely with the Cammer Musicus, a Baroque orchestra based in Hong Kong.

Chan’s festival appearance include the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and School, the Asian Youth Orchestra, the Asian Double Reed Association conferences and the International Double Reed Society conference. He also took part in masterclasses by internationally renowned artists, such as Martin Gatt, Gustavo Núñez, Ole Kristian Dahl and Nancy Goeres.

In addition to performing, Chan is also keen on promoting the bassoon to the community. He is the chairman of The Bassoonion, a registered bassoon organisation in Hong Kong.

Chan is a core member of the NOVA Ensemble since 2017.