Samuel Mok will be performing for:
BANGALORE International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
CHENNAI International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Samuel Mok is the artistic director of the Hong Kong International Guitar Festival 2013 and an active concert guitarist in Hong Kong.
He majored in guitar performance and graduated from Academy of Arts in Banska Bystric, Slovakia, Anton Bruckner University in Linz and Prayner Conservatory in Vienna, Austria. During his time in Austria, he studied guitar with Mr. Gabriel Guillen, Dr. Massimo Stefanizzi, Prof. Max Hrase and Prof Marianne Waidhofer. In the summer of 2012, Samuel started his postgraduate study in 19th century performance practice with Prof. Adrian Walter and Prof. Carlo Barone in Accademia l’ Ottocento, Italy. He now works regularly on the guitar technique with guitar virtuoso – Christian Saggese. Besides performance and study, Samuel has participated in many master classes, by guitar maestros such as Alvaro Pierri, Eduardo Fernandez, Manuel Barrueco, Gabriel Guillen, Jorgos Panetsos, Pavel Steidl etc.
Samuel started concertising in 2012. He was invited to participant in festivals, concerts and to give master classes in Malaysia, Thailand, Shanghai (China), Taiwan, Slovakia, Vienna (Austria), Italy, Russia, France, Germany and Spain.
Some of important composers have dedicated their work to Samuel:
Arnaldo Freire (Brazil): Mok Impression Op.127 (i. Nocturne, ii. Gallop, iii. Serenade, iv. Toccata)
Angelo Gilardino (Italy): Mozartiana No.2
Vincent Lindsey Clark (England): Three days in Hong Kong
Jose Luis Merlin (Argentina): Historia de Amor
Samuel has been teaching and performing in his community for many years. He teaches and promotes guitar music and knowledge in the primary and secondary school, youth centres and churches in Hong Kong. In 2004, Samuel Mok founded Ensemble Guitar Adagio. He is the conductor and music director of the ensemble until now. After years of promotion and education efforts, the ensemble has been developed as an active guitar ensemble that is registered by government.
Ensemble Guitar Adagio holds many concerts in Hong Kong, including “Guitar with you I, II”, “Guitar Fiesta”. In order to promote guitar music to the Hong Kong audience, Ensemble Guitar Adagio hold “Hong Kong Guitar Festival 2008 and 2009” which included different guitar playing style and invited professional player from abroad such as England, Austria, China, Taiwan and other places.