Soprano Royal College of Music
Hong Kong Soprano Hedy Chan holds a Master of Performance degree from the Royal College of Music in London and a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Hedy studied and trained under the tutelage of renowned Soprano Nancy Yuen and Mezzo-soprano Sally Burgess. She was also the recipient of the Cecil Leong Undergraduate Scholarship, Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship and the Hong Kong Welsh Male Choir Scholarship.
Hedy's prodigious talent and determination was evident from a young age. At 13, she attained Distinction for both ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and Grade 8 Vocal Singing. A year later, she won the 1st prize in the 11th Asia Pacific Piano Competition (intermediate class). Through the years, Hedy also clinched First Place more than 10 times at the annual Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, culminating in her being awarded both prestigious Barbara Fei Open Class Vocal and Barbara Fei Female Voice Scholarships.In 2021, she is also awarded The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund 2021-22 Full Scholarship thus joining the Awardees Association.
Hedy’s first operatic role was the title role of Sister Angelica in Suor Angelica by Puccini. She has also performed other full opera roles such as Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Offenbach and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart. For opera scenes, she has performed as Musetta from La Bohème by Puccini, Fiordiligi from Così fan tutte by Mozart, Micaella from Carmen by Bizet, Donna Anna from Don Giovanni by Mozart and Adina from L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti. Hedy has also performed in the prestigious Renée Fleming Masterclass. She has also worked with other great musicians such as Eduardo Chama, Nelly Miricioiu, Michael Chance and Joy Mammen.
In 2021, she is invited to join the David Seligman Opera School at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.