James Koo, a member from HKGPE won the full scholarship of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund in 2018. He then began his journey of pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree and majoring in Percussion Performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, which is one of the best performing arts colleges.
‘GPE was a great and humbling experience.’ Recalling his memories of playing in GPE, James had a wonderful time and was thankful for the amazing performance opportunities given to him. GPE not only helped him with understanding how to organize community outreach programs but also choosing the repertoires that fit him the most. James learnt how to practice the percussion effectively and even able to learn large amounts of music at once. Apart from the music accomplishments, the friendship he built with fellow percussionists in GPE is unforgettable too. He cherishes the time they practised the percussion as they fought for the same goal together.
Gip’s message to James:
James has always been hardworking and concentrated in his work. His stable personality had earned recognition from the members of GPE. Gip congrats James for stepping into the next milestone in his music life while hoping his achievement sets inspiration for GPE’s youth league. Last but not least, Gip wishes the best for James and looks forward to his returning.