Cy Leo 何卓彥
何卓彥乃近年半音階口琴界及唱作音樂界的新星。其精湛琴技獲得高度讚賞,自 2006年起已累積了共十七項國際口琴賽事的冠軍寶座,包括 2013 年在德國世界口琴節中奪得, 半音階獨奏指定曲目組別的「世界冠軍」。何卓彥六歲起曾跟隨李尚澄先生、日本大師和谷泰扶先生、挪威大師Sigmund Groven、及意大利大師Willi Burger習琴,以古典音樂為基楚。

另外,他近年更有幸躋身於國際賽事的評審團,成為最年輕的國際評委。何卓彥演奏的靈活性極高,活躍於古典音樂、爵士音樂、流行音樂等界別,踏上香港最大型音樂節 — 香港藝術節 2010 及 Clockenflap 2015 的主舞台演出。早在十六歲,卓彥便經常遠赴亞洲、歐洲、北美洲的多國演出,其精湛琴技均大受好評。他現亦為Honher Music 的國際代言人之一。

Influenced by his father, PC Ho, founder of the Hong Kong Harmonica Association and the world-renowned King’s Harmonica Quintet, Leo became a consummate performer, winning his first international award as a harmonica soloist at the age of 10 at the Asia-Pacific Harmonica Festival. By the age of nineteen, he had accumulated 17 international titles including Solo World Champion twice at the World Harmonica Festivals of 2009 and 2013.

Since his appearance on the world harmonica scene, Leo has appeared as a guest performer and adjudicator at numerous internationally recognized harmonica events including The Seoul International Harmonica Festival and The Asia Pacific International Harmonica Festival. In addition, Leo was invited to compose for the Test Piece Solo Category in the World Harmonica Festival of 2017 where he also served as one of its adjudicators.

In 2018, Leo has launched his debut performance ‘Lost In Time’ received an overwhelmingly positive response from the local public, attaining a promising box that reached out to over a thousand paid audience members. It was followed by a successful crowdfunding campaign to support the project’s CD production, which has raised over 370K Hong Kong Dollar. The album was later distributed across the world in collaboration with the Universal music.

Since his graduation from the Polytechnic University in 2016, he has been touring frequently across the globe. Leo has toured in over 40 cities as a headline harmonica soloist on 7 international cruise lines including the prestigious Seabourn, Oceania and Royal Caribbean cruises. Since 2018, Leo has been invited by the Hong Kong government to perform as Hong Kong representative artist in over 10 cities including Kazakhstan, Bangkok, Singapore, London and ChengDu. One of the highlights of his touring career was to perform at the one of the world biggest music events, the NAMM Show 2018, in California.

Closer to home, Leo has collaborated with many A-list local HK artists including Sandy Lam, Lowell Lo, Hacken Lee, Leo Ku and Louis Koo, and has launched and continues to direct the Hong Kong City University harmonica team. Leo has also appeared at two of the biggest music festivals in Hong Kong, including the 32nd Hong Kong Arts Festival and Clockenflap 2016. Widely recognized as one of Hong Kong’s foremost musical talents, Leo’s has appeared frequently on regional media, including the CCTV 1, TVB, Pearl TV, Ming Pao Daily News, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Metropop, and the RMM Journal. The rising star has also attracted unprecedented collaboration with commercials brands including Bose, Etro, Initial Fashion, Shell, Fortune Pharmacal etc.

Recently in 2019, Leo’s recordings attracted extensive recognition when one of them appeared at a single ,’ Face to Face’, by the well-known Australian singer-songwriter Ruel. He also appeared at numerous movie including ‘This Is Not What I Expected’ starring Takeshi Kaneshiro , ‘Chasing the Dragon’ starring Donnie Yan etc. In Lowell Lo’s concert, ‘Beyond Imagination’ in 2017, at the Hong Kong Coliseum with over ten thousand concert-goers, Lowell acknowledged Leo on stage as ‘the best harmonica player in the world’. He is now the international endorser of the Kepler’s Instrument.