20 year-old conductor and trumpet player Stone Tung was born in Hong Kong and started learning trumpet at the age of 6, alongside piano. A graduate of the Chetham’s School of Music, he is now studying at the Royal College of Music, London, with Mark Calder, James Fountain, Kate Moore and Paul Sharp on a full scholarship supported by the Croucher Hong Kong Charitable Trust.
Former Principal Trumpet of the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra, Stone has been on tour with the orchestra to Finland, Sweden, Russia, Thailand and China. He has performed in world prestige venues such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Sydney Opera House, The Finlandia Hall, The St. Petersburg State Academic Capella, Turku Concert Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Bridgewater Hall amongst all. In summer 2019, Stone performed as a soloist with the orchestra in Thailand, celebrating the establishment of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok. He has worked with world-renowned musicians such as Charles Castleman, Kevin John Edusei, Edward Gregson, Franz Krager, Lio Kuokman, Mike Lovatt, Ben Palmer, Sir Antonio Pappano and Yip Wing-Sie amongst others. He has participated in masterclasses with Gustav Melander, Wim Van Hasselt, Paul Archibald and Henning Kraggerud.
Stone started studying conducting with Dr Jerome Hoberman and also counts Franz Krager and Colin Touchin as his mentors. He has conducted the Gustav Mahler Orchestra, Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra, Royal College of Music Brass Ensemble, St Stephen’s College Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Youth Philharmonia and the Clausura Chamber Orchestra, which he founded in 2020. He has participated in a masterclass with Ben Gernon, Mark Heron, Jonathan Mann, Toby Purser, Jac Van Steen, Kenneth Woods and Luigi Gaggero, in which he conducted the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra.