From a young age, Mr. Quah sang and played the piano at his local church, and at 21, received a full scholarship at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.
His passion for music saw him complete a Bachelor of Music at Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium in 1995. While in Australia, he won the prestigious Marianne Mathy Australian Singing Competition, a much-coveted award for young opera and classical singers in Australasia, and made his professional debut with Opera Queensland, performing, Don Ottavio, in Mozart’s, Don Giovanni.
Returning to Hong Kong in 2000, Mr. Quah joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he has remained a teacher and singing coach. He is also the artistic director and founder of the Bel Canto Singers Foundation, an organisation providing a platform to grassroots vocal artists and promoting musical diversity.
With a musical repertoire ranging from Chinese folk songs, classical music, baroque, Broadway and pop, Mr Quah has performed countless recitals and concerts around the world. This year, he sang the title role of, Man,in Chan Hing-yan’s chamber opera, Ghost Love, and in 2017, the roles of, The Missionary and President Roosevelt, in the British premier of Chan Hing-yan’s, Datong – The Chinese Utopia. Other notable performances include a tribute to poet, Yu Kwang-chung, and Law Wing-fai’s atmospheric music theatre, When Petals Fall in Serenity.
A highly accomplished musician and tenor, Mr Quah has become a regular performer with the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Expo. He has also been the producer of many fundraising concerts for Lifeline Express and the Young Artists Development Foundation.