Kin Szeto began his conducting training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a student of Perry So, First Prize winner of the Fifth International Prokofiev Conducting Competition and former Associate Conductor of Hong Kong Philharmonic. In his early career, Szeto served as a professional performer in traditional Chinese music. He was formerly the youngest member in the world-famous Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Szeto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Erhu and Gaohu. Drawing upon his experience with Chinese music, Szeto pursues a distinct and extraordinary conducting style.
As a recipient of several scholarships, Szeto is now pursuing his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at Ithaca College under the mentorship of Professor Octavio Más-Arocas. Szeto is the co-director of the Ithaca College Sinfonietta, conductor of the Ithaca College Contemporary Music Ensemble, cover conductor of the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, and guest conductor of Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. In addition, Szeto was awarded the title of "Hong Kong Scholars" and "Hong Kong Ambassador" by the Hong Kong government for his supreme performance in the industry.
In this summer, with great honor, Szeto was invited to participate in conducting workshops in the renowned Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the inaugural season of Music in the Alps International Music Festival.
“Kin is a musician possessing special ‘Spirituality’ and perceptive sense, with a promising future”
- Wong On Yuen, a world-renowned musician