Alfred Wong received his bachelor and master degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, studying composition under Prof. Chan Wing-wah. He studied piano with Dr. Cheng-wai and percussion with Dr. Lung Heung-wing, also he got CASH Scholarships twice during the study period. His music have been performed worldwide such as England, Sweden, Australia, Russia, Shanghai, Chongcing, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. His work Echoes was shortlisted for the finals of the International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition 2006 organized by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, and his organ solo piece Flame was selected to be performed on International Society for Contemporary Music World New Music Days 2009.
Wong has made more than a hundred arrangements, and he arranged more than twenties pieces for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Recent compositions and arrangements include the commissions by Shanghai Wan Fang Youth Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Hong Kong Youth Neowinds Orchestra, RTHK Radio 4, Huqin soloist Wong On-yuen and Zheng soloist Luo Jing.
As a conductor, he has been collaborated with different music groups such as Windpipe ensemble, Yao Yueh Chinese Orchestra, HKUSTSU Chinese Orchestra, Alethia Wind Ensemble and Tertiary Students' Ensemble, and recently he was invited as a guest conductor in the 8th Sabah Chinese Music Festival. He is currently teaching courses at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the associate degree program of the HKIEd and HKU SPACE. He is now a member of CASH and Hong Kong composers’ Guild, the artist in residence 2009 and conductor of Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra and the artist associate of Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra.
Tsui Siu Fai started to learn euphonium and trombone from Mr. Raymond Lee at fifteen-year-old. He then studied under Mr. W. F. Pak (the former principal trombonist of Hong Kong Sinfonietta) to learn the techniques of performing and teaching trombone. He also learnt conducting skills from Mr. Carl Choi (Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra music director).
In 2007, Tsui was admitted to the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris with honors. He started following some master Trombonists to enhance his trombone skills, including the internationally renowned trombone player Jacques MAUGER, French classical trombone player Jean Jacques HERBLIN and CRR de Cergy-Pontoise, Trombone Professor Patrick SABATON, internationally renowned Modern Trombonist Benny SLUCHIN, the famous trombone educator and French composer Jerome MAULAIS, and the head of Radio France Orchestra trombonist David MAQUET. During his study in France, Tsui followed Jacques MAUGER to attend the trombone master classes organised by him in Asia some other countries. Tsui also received invitations from different groups and orchestras for performances, including the French Sorbonne University Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Mardi Jazz Big Band, Nolan Funk, Bracass Band and so on. In 2008, he was invited by the government of Paris to perform in France Music Festival in Paris. Meanwhile, he was invited by the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris to record a piece which would be served as the sample of the school’s examination piece on trombone. In August of the same year, Tsui also cooperated with Jacques MAUGER to record the "Jacques and Friends" album, which was highly appreciated by the public.
In 2010, Tsui was awarded the Gold Award of trombone solo and graduated from Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.
Since 2010, Tsui has been performed with various ensembles and organization as guest soloist including Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra, Hong Kong Festival Youth Wind Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Hong Kong Actors’ Family, Hong Kong Tom Lee Music, HKUST Orchestra and Bells Alive, etc.
Tsui is now the performance artist of Antoine Courtois, Artist Associate of Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra and Music Performance Tutor of BME Programme in Hong Kong Institute of Education.
The trombone that Tsui is playing now is made by Antoine Courtois AC420 BR.
"The diversity of Siu Fai Tony TSUI repertoire incorporates music of many styles and genres including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, jazz and Contemporary music as well. He is a versatile trombonist and represents all the qualities of a good brass player, a good technic, beauty of sound.
He is one of the new generation artist..."
Jacques MAUGER. Concert Trombonist. Professor, CRR and PSPBB of Paris, FRANCE. Professor, H.E.M Conservatory of Genève, Site Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND