My friend and customer K.C. Siu showed me around one of his record stores at the posh Pacific Place shopping center in Hong Kong. It is a busy place with a fine classic music division. Mr. Siu has a wonderful collection of stringed instruments. Touring around in his awesome blue Maserati GranCabrio was a thrill in itself.
(L to R) Angelina Siu - wonderful pianist and host, K.C. , me, and Fan Ting - principle 2nd violinist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic
(L to R) K.C., me, Yat-Wah Cheng, and Fan Ting. Yat-Wah Cheng is a respected teacher at the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts. We are holding 2 Alf violins I brought over, and violins from H.C.’s collection: a Viullaume and a Scarampella
Fang Ting, Principle 2nd violin of the Hong Kong Philharmonic talks with me about his latest violin. Professor Cheng studies a special edition, Opus 200, that I had just finished for Cheng’s colleague at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Professor Yang C. Lin.
10 year old Alex Young has just received his Gregg Alf violin, posing L to R with his grandfather, me, grandmother and his mother Katherine.
Alex was eager to get back to his violin after a wonderful vegetarian dinner party in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong