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about kilian

a cellist born and raised in Hong Kong

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kilian Chan had cello lessons with Laurent Perrin under the Junior Music Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He continues his studies with Artem Konstantinov.  He also has lessons with Stefan Popov.  He plays in the Ponte Orchestra


Kilian made his debut recital “Society & Meditation” at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre with Dr Helen Cha in 2017. The programme was designed as a musical journey with a collection of twentieth century programmes. He is currently working on his Solo Bach project. 

In December 2019, Kilian founded non-profit charitable organisation Aura Music with conductor Stephen Lam. He hopes to promote music as the starting point of multi-discipline learning through various activities and workshops. 

He ran the Carnival of the Animals workshop with picture book and map illustrator Maoshan since 2021 to spark imagination with children and has curated programme The Most Famous Cello Song to share about the story and inspiration of Bach’s Cello Suites. He was also invited by Young Friends of the Hong Kong Arts Festival to be the narrator of Young Friends Music Special From Literature to Music and was the moderator for the Young Composer Showcase in 2022. 


profile picture of Kilian Chan holding his cello
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