Kilian Chan had cello lessons with Laurent Perrin under the Junior Music Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is currently studying with Artem Konstantinov. He also travels and has lessons with Stefan Popov from time to time. He is playing in the cello section of the Ponte Orchestra in Hong Kong.
Besides cello playing, Kilian is keen to bring performing arts to more people around the world. He started a non-profit charitable organisation Aura Music in 2019. He hopes to reposition music as the starting point of multi-discipline learning and as a channel for promoting culture exchange. With this new setup, he would also like to help young Asian musicians starting their early career by engaging them to tour around Asian cities. This year, he was invited by Young Friends of the Hong Kong Arts Festival to be the narrator of Young Friends Music Special From Literature to Music.
Ponte+ is a new initiative started in 2019. Working as a small team, the company is exploring new possibilities on audience engagement as well as digital transformation in the performing arts industry. The beta version of the service is expected to be launched in the fall of 2022.
Before starting Aura Music and Ponte+, he was the Director of Finance and Development of the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra from 2012 to 2018. He helped running the Chung Chi Orchestra when studying in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also launched the school orchestra of St. Joseph College back in 2001 when he was in high school.