Born and raised in Hong Kong, FUNG YAT SHAN (LINUS) is one of the most active and versatile Hong Kong-based clarinettists of his generation.
Linus professionally performs and teaches the clarinet.
“It was Fung who stole the show with his solo performance(…)”
“Fung showed brilliant breath control throughout, producing a tone that was seemingly endless,”
” (…) a wonderful multicoloured sound palette of birdsong emerged from his clarinet.”
Review by Christopher Halls (SCMP) on Messiaen Quartet performance
8th Oct 2021
BiographyBorn and raised in Hong Kong, FUNG YAT SHAN (LINUS) is a Hong Kong-based clarinettist who actively gives classical, contemporary and improvisatory musical performances. Linus is a core member of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HKNME), the clarinettist of Wuji Ensemble and the Freespace Ensemble, LENK Quartet and The TimeCrafters. Linus also regularly plays as principal clarinet with the Ponte Orchestra of Hong Kong since its establishment and has played in various projects with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Opera Hong Kong, Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, Musica Viva, Cantabile, among many freelance occasions.
He has performed in Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, Freespace Jazz Festival, Shanghai New Music Week, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Macau Huan Yuan Exhibition, and various Arts events since season 2016-17.
Recently, Linus performed in various theatrical works by the Wuji Ensemble, Lui Ngao Yuen’s “Someone alike” and Olivia Yan’s “Zoetrope”. His solo improvisation in actress Karena Lam’s solo piece “Sound of summer” in “Zoetrope” has caught much attention.
As a chamber musician, Linus is the clarinettist of the LENK Quartet, formed in 2021 after an important performance of the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time, initiated by veteran pianist Ms. Nancy Loo.
As a soloist, Linus has given numerous solo recitals in Hong Kong, Macau, Shantou and Manchester, including a full-length recital in Hong Kong City Hall’s “Our Music Talents” Recital Series invited and presented by HKSAR LCSD in 2021. During spring 2018 and 2019, he was also invited to perform concerti with the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra and Chung Chi Wind Orchestra respectively. In Summer 2018, Linus was invited to demonstrate in the renowned Juilliard professor Ayako Oshima’s lecture in Hong Kong. In October 2020, Linus was invited to give a lecture recital titled “Stravinsky’s Clarinet” in the University of Hong Kong with Prof. Chan Hing Yan.
As a curator, Linus is the clarinettist and curator of local classical chamber group, The TimeCrafters. The group has given concerts for Hong Kong Arts Festival Plus, Hong Kong Arts Festival Outreach, Tai Kwun lunchtime series and more. Linus was being interviewed on RTHK’s “The Work” multiple times for his chamber commitments. In spring 2018, he founded and curates the clarinet ensemble “Reed A Bit”, giving community and family concerts.
Linus is a private clarinet tutor and clarinet tutor of the Education University of Hong Kong, Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Diocesan Girls’ Junior School.
Linus studied music in The Chinese University of Hong Kong under the tutorship of Martin Choy. He then further studied in Royal Northern College of Music under the tutorship of John Bradbury, Lynsey Marsh and Nicholas Cox.
He currently teaches clarinet at The Education University of Hong Kong, Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Diocesan Girls’ Junior School.
馮逸山是一名活躍於香港樂壇的單簧管演奏者，演出風格多元，為香港創樂團、無極樂團、自由空間樂團、時。刻室樂和 LENK 四重奏的成員。曾於上海新音樂周、首爾電子音樂節、香港藝術節及新視野藝術節等演出。
馮氏曾於汕頭、澳門及香港各個場所舉辦個人獨奏會。2021 年，他獲康樂及文化事務署邀請於「音樂顯才華」系列節目中舉行獨奏音樂會。此外，他亦常參與香港小交響樂團、非凡美樂演出，並為 Ponte 樂團的首席單簧管手。此外，馮氏曾為香港醫學會管弦樂團及崇基管樂團作協奏曲獨奏演出。
馮氏畢業於香港中文大學音樂系跟隨蔡國田主修單簧管，及後負笈英國皇家北方音樂學院攻讀碩士，師承John Bradbury, Lynsey Marsh及Nichloas Cox。在學期間曾於2016年贏得RNCM跨樂系室樂比賽，參與香港管弦樂團Share The Stage計劃、Halle管弦樂團 Professional Experience Scheme (PES) 及 BBC 管弦樂團 PES 並參與BBC 管弦樂團之演出及錄音工作。 馮氏現於香港教育大學、明愛專上學院及拔萃女小學擔任單簧管導師。