Ruan / Pipa
Since her childhood, Tong Ming-hok has been very fond of music and dance. Her ballet training began at the age of four and she attained distinction in her Royal Ballet Grade 7 examination. From elementary school years onwards, she has been taking lessons for the pipa, Chinese paintings, Western oil paintings and English verse speaking in order to enhance her cultural and literary training, from which she has also won numerous awards. Tong also studied liuqin and ruan in secondary school, and has participated in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival competitions. She came first in pipa solo (advanced class), first in zhong ruan solo (senior class) and was the first-runner-up in liuqin solo (advanced class). She also obtained a pass with distinction in the Pipa Diploma overseas examination of the Central Conservatory of Music.