Chee Hui Hui
Hui Hui started her music education with the piano at the tender age of just three years which offered her the perfect foundation, some years later, to obtain an Associate Diploma in Music, Australia, in Piano Performance. With a natural talent for singing, Hui Hui obtained Grades Five and Eight in the same year & in 2004, obtained an Advanced Performance Certificate of Trinity College, London.
In 2004 Hui Hui was the only – and youngest – soprano from Malaysia to join the Asian Youth Choir (AYC), joining again in 2006, 2007 & 2009. In 2016, Hui Hui performed as Josephine in the comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, H.M.S Pinafore with The Actor Studio Chorus & Orchestra.
With a keen & dedicated interest in orchestras & ensemble playing in general, Hui Hui received clarinet lessons, initially with Mr Casey Koh, and then from Mr Philip Arkinstall, former Principal Clarinet with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).
In 2008, Hui Hui was awarded First Class Degree of Performing Arts (Music) from Universiti Malaya.
A natural music educator, Hui Hui has presented piano, Kinder Beat, Solfége, music dictation & music theory courses at the Areca Music School, Ann Perreau’s Music School & Young Choral Academy & was instructor of the Music Wiz Workshop at Penang Performing Arts Centre.
In 2010, Hui Hui joined the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) becoming principal clarinet in 2013. With the MPYO she toured Malaysia in 2010 & to Brisbane, Australia in 2012 serving the orchestra until 2015. Hui Hui has since performed as a substitute with the MPO & now as extra musician of the orchestra.
Hui Hui also performs with the Penang Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Penang Symphony Orchestra, Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, Penang Wind Orchestra & The Actor Studio Chorus and Orchestra, together with the Selangor Symphony & the Wind Quintet of the Alliance Francaise, Penang. In 2014, Hui Hui also participated in the ABRSM Ensemble Competition with a clarinet-French horn duet & won First Prize – Advanced Level.
As a founding member of Treblemaker, Hui Hui has arranged music for MPYO/MPO side-by-side Chamber Concerts & is also the Art Director of the monthly music newsletter of the same name.