Wai Ki Wun
Hailing from Hong Kong, Wai Ki Wun is the clarinetist of Volante Winds. A multifaceted musician, Wai Ki has performed on stages as a clarinetist, violinist, singer, as well as conductor. His varied musical interests has led him to perform with groups covering many different styles and genres: from early music to works written yesterday, from standard orchestral repertoire to musical theatre, from intimate chamber music to grandiose choral works.
As a clarinetist, Wai Ki has performed in North America, Europe, and Asia. Recent performances include being featured performer at Indiana University’s Salón Latino Chamber Music Series, concertmaster with the Diocesan Wind Orchestra (Hong Kong), and E-flat clarinetist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed multiple times at the Midwest Composers’ Symposium, both as an ensemble player and soloist. Wai Ki was 2nd runner-up in the 2016 Hong Kong Clarinet Festival – Buffet Crampon Clarinet Competition, and was 1st runner-up in the 2018 Indiana University Clarinet Concerto Competition. Wai Ki was principal clarinetist of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (Indiana), and has attended the National Orchestral Institute, Texas and Marrowstone Music Festivals.
Wai Ki recently completed the Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where his research and dissertation concerned the exploration and writing of transcriptions of Baroque music for the modern clarinet. In addition, he holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and is a recipient of the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in Clarinet Performance. His primary teachers include Eli Eban, Kenneth Grant, and Anthony Wong.