Eric Yip

Cellist

 

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Eric Yip received his early musical training from Chai Hon Fong under the Instrumental Music Training Scheme of Music Office. With the Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance and Music Fund, Yip got his Master of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts under the tutelage of John Sharp and Richard Hirschl. Prior to the CCPA, Yip graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with the Bachelor of Music and his principal teacher was Professor Ray Wang.

 

Experienced in orchestral playing, Yip is active in the major orchestras in Hong Kong. Yip is currently a member of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and a freelance player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Before returning to Hong Kong, Yip was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He had participated in music festivals in the past: the International Menuhin Music Academy, the Asian Youth Orchestra, the Canton International Summer Music Academy, the Kirishima Music Festival. In 2010, he participated in the Pacific Music Festival as principal cellist.

 

Outisde the orchestra scene, Yip is active as a chamber musician, soloist and conductor. He is the founding member of the Romer String Quartet. He has been giving chamber recitals in Portugal, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, and the United States, where the Romer String Quartet made their Carnegie Hall debut in February 2016.  He was featured in the Hong Kong Arts Festival as a guest performer in 2013 and 2014. He played the Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso with the Hong Kong Symphonic Cordiality in their Taiwan tour in April 2013 and he was being invited to give his solo debute in Kuala Lumpur, playing the Haydn Cello Concerto in C major with the Friend of Strings Chamber in 2016 and the Kol Nidrei with the New Hong Kong Philharmonia in Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall in 2018. He was invited as the guest conductor of the Ipoh Strings in the summer of 2018. 

 

From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of faculty of the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has given masterclasses in the Hong Kong Youth Music Camp in 2016 and 2017 upon the invitation of the LCSD. In January 2020, he was the artist in resident for the toolbox international creative academy and also being featured in the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival opening concert with the Romer String Quartet.

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