Stephanie Fung Sin Tung obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Music, majoring in piano performance from the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), and gained the Professional Diploma in piano performance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts(HKAPA). With her outstanding performance, she was awarded by the Academy with a full scholarship - the Molly McAulay Memorial Scholarship 2008 to further her study in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and graduated with Master of Music Studies in piano performance. During her study in Sydney, she was awarded two other scholarships including the 2008 International Merit Scholarship by the Sydney University and the John & Dorothy Vimpani Pianoforte Scholarship by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in both 2008 and 2009. Before coming back to Hong Kong, she was invited by one of the most popular magazine in Australia, Life Monthly, to have an interview and it was published in October 2009 in Australia.
As a Hong Kong born pianist, Stephanie has stood up as a soloist to give Piano Concerto performances with different orchestras in Hong Kong, Australia, and later of this year in Japan. She has also been invited to be the orchestral pianist to perform with the HKAPA Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart. Stephanie is devoted to music. Besides performing music on the piano, she was the principal oboist of the HKBU Orchestra, and the HKBU Woodwind Quintet. As one of the founder of the SMS Trio, a trio for Piano, Violin and French Horn, she is actively involved in playing chamber music with her beloved Trio, to promote horn trio music to the public by giving public concerts since 2012. Stephanie has performed professionally in Tokyo, Sydney, Milan, Taipei, Hong Kong and Toronto.
After coming back and settling down in HK from Sydney, Stephanie was invited to be the adjudicator for different music competitions, including the Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition, music competition held by the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and held by the International schools in Hong Kong. Recently, Stephanie was made a member of staff at the Academy of Performing Arts. As a Concert Pianist and Piano Teacher, her students are frequent prize winner at different piano competitions in piano solo group, as well as in piano duet group. Also, many of them achieved distinction in piano exams. Under her guidance and tuition, some of her students chose music as their major study and were admitted by music schools of different universities and music conservatories with scholarships in Hong Kong, Canada and England.
Stephanie has also been recognized in Hong Kong for her prowess as a pianist, by being an adjudicator in the Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition, which regarded as one of the top competitions in Hong Kong. Her keen ear for music and her ability to recognize proper technique, have made her an important part of the adjudication process, allowing for a fair judgement of each student’s abilities. This also allows for her to properly prepare her own students for exams and competitions, setting them up for continued success.