Joseph Yu

Joseph Yu

Joseph Yu B.A. MMus (Melb), PPRNCM, is an internationally renowned brass player, and teaches Brass, Woodwind and Percussion. Many of his students have professional position overseas. Joseph’s performance have been enthusiastically received in many countries including those of Asia, the UK, Italy and New Zealand. In Hong Kong he spent more than 10 very fruitful years working in all aspects of music, the culmination of which was the formation of the Hong Kong young Musicians’ Wind Orchestra (HKYMWO). Locally he has taught and conducted at Melbourne University and now teaches brass and woodwind at Camberwell Girls Grammar school and Mount Waverley secondary College, as well as directing the Moorabbin Brass Band.

Born in Hong Kong, Joseph’s trombone studies began early and led to prestigious scholarships won at home and abroad. These resulted in the study of the trombone and conducting with some of the most famous teachers in the U.K. The valuable experience gained has led to him being sought for solo and supplementary work with ensembles and orchestras in Hong Kong, and now in Melbourne.

Joseph came to Melbourne in 2004, and with his wife, Jennifer Chou, they have performed as a duo at the Ballarat Goldfield Music Festival and in the XX Festival Internazionale Storici Organi della Valesia (Italy).

He remains the Principal Guest Conductor for the HKYMWO, a youth band he and his colleagues form in 2001.

In 2007 Joseph was the guest conductor for the Hong Kong Wind Orchestra (HKWO) and conducted a concert at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, in which he presented his audience with Music for Prague 1968, a Pulitzer Prize work by Czech composer Karel Husa.

In 2009 Joseph was the guest conductor for the Hong Kong Metropolitan Winds in the Jeju International Band Festival in South Korea.


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