Kin Szeto began his conducting training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a student of Perry So, First Prize winner of the Fifth International Prokofiev Conducting Competition and former Associate Conductor of Hong Kong Philharmonic. His other conducting mentors include maestros Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, Markand Thakar, Kirk Trevor and Tomas Netopil. In his early career, Szeto served as a professional performer in traditional Chinese music. He was formerly the youngest member in the world-famous Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Szeto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Erhu and Gaohu. Drawing upon his experience with Chinese music, Szeto pursues a distinct and extraordinary conducting style.
As a recipient of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme and the Ithaca College Scholarship, Szeto is now pursuing his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at Ithaca College under the mentorship of Professor Octavio Más-Arocas. Szeto is the co-director of the Ithaca College Sinfonietta, guest conductor of the Ithaca College Contemporary Music Ensemble, and cover conductor of the Cornell Chamber Orchestra. He is also a graduate assistant for the Ithaca College Orchestras and conducting classes. In addition, Szeto was awarded the title of "Hong Kong Scholars" and "Hong Kong Ambassador" by the Hong Kong government for his supreme performance in the industry.
In this summer, with great honor, Szeto was invited to participate in conducting workshops in the renowned Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the inaugural season of Music in the Alps International Music Festival.