The performing artists:    

Pisey Oum

studied violin from 1996-2003 with Pok Sophorn at the Royal University of Fine Arts. Pisey is performing several forms of Cambodian traditional and popular music – also as a vocalist, including weddings, official receptions, TV shows etc. Mrs. Oum joined the music education program of the ARTplus Foundation in 2013 and participated on several master classes for violin, such as with the US violinist Ashley Pensinger-Sok and Hartini van Rjissel. For chamber music she worked with Cecilia Yudha from Indonesia and Etienne Chenevier from France. Pisey Oum is teaching at Ou-Bek-Ka-Om Secondary school and at the "art-music-school".


Sakano Issei

Born from parents who love music, he started piano at the age of three. He had been studying piano, music theory and composition under Japanese teachers for 15 years. After coming to Cambodia in 1992, he had been away from music for years, but has resumed musical activities recently. He is currently working for legal and judicial reform in Cambodia as Japanese expert to Cambodian Ministry of Justice and at the same time, making performance occasionally in Phnom Penh mainly as a piano accompanist as well as some Piano Four-Hands projects.



Katy Lo Wing

is a pianist and a piano teacher based in Phnom Penh. She has been classically trained in Hong Kong since the age of four and is certified by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. After graduating from university, Katy moved to Phnom Penh in 2012 and started teaching and giving concerts ever since. Katy has a genuine love of music and always inspires that passion in others, especially her students. She now gives individual piano lessons at The International School of Phnom Penh.



Sharon Lui

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sharon started learning violin at the age of 7. She was certified by the Associated Board of Royal school of Music and Trinity College London. In university, she gained ensemble experience in Hong Kong Amateur Orchestra, a group of music teachers and lovers. In 2016, she was inspired by Stephane Grappelli, started playing in various Jazz bands, music festivals and live houses. She was featured in Jazz Marathon Hong Kong 2019. Same year, she met the Cambodia-based Manouche Jazz band "Nomad" in Hong Kong and started her music expedition in both Hong Kong and Cambodian music scene.



Anton Isselhardt

He studied with Prof. Joachim Starke and with Carin Levine. He served as a augmenting flautist with the State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate. These orchestral experiences, especially with renowned conductors like Sergiu Celibidache, had a lasting influence on his musical consciousness. Anton Isselhardt plays in several Chamber music groups with musicians from Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2006 Anton has been the Head Of Classical Music Program of the Goethe Zentrum (Meta House) in Phnom Penh. He has organized various international music projects in the Southeast Asian region. Institut Seni Indonoesia, Jogjakarta, Tembi - House of Culture Jogjakarta, Conservatory of Music Ho-Chi-Minh City, Myanmar Radio Television Orchestra, Silpakorn University Bangkok and Royal University of Fine Arts Phnom Penh. Anton Isselhardt is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Music at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. He conducts master classes and workshops for chamber music and orchestras.



Ikeda Bonsamnag

Education: School of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Faculty of Music. Graduated with Baccalaureate Honors. Dnipropetrovsk State Musical College, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Bachelors Degree. Major, Clarinet. Second Clarinet, Ukraine State Philharmonic Orchestra. Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Central England. 2003-2005 Elizabeth University of Music, Japan, Master Degree. First Clarinet, Asean-Japan Symphony Orchestra.