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Jena Pang has had a distinguished dual career in music and law and recently retired from being a solicitor in order to devote more time to playing and teaching. He was awarded an instrumental scholarship to study Music at St Peterís College, Oxford University, is a postgraduate from BPP Law School and was a partner at Lindops Solicitors until 2014. He has been teaching the piano and violin for the last 26 years and is in demand as a concert artist, teacher and adjudicator, having given many concerts, lessons, masterclasses around the world and adjudicated competitions and scholarship awards. In his youth he appeared on British and Hong Kong television programmes performing on both piano and violin having studied the violin with the late Lydia Mordkovitch, the piano with Lora Dimitrova and had lessons with Ruth Waterman, Keith Pascoe, and Christopher Elton. Jena also participated in masterclasses in chambermusic and baroque period performance practice with the Allegri Quartet, Nancy Uscher and Gary Cooper. He annually adjudicates the Freda Parry Scholarship Fund in Essex and the Jena Pang Piano Competition held at Milton Keynes Preparatory School. His recent concerts have been recitals with Dennis Lee, Chee Hung Toh and Graeme Humphrey. He is a keen supporter of the music festival movement and has viewed this from various stages, from a child competing in piano, singing, speech and drama, to currently being the Piano Convenor and a trustee of the Southend Musical Festival. His students regularly compete in music festivals and both national and international competitions. Jena is an adjudicator of the British and International Federation of Festivals.
Adjudicating piano at Blackheath Music Festival in 2017, with friends Graeme Humphrey and Dennis Lee
Charity concert with Graeme Humphrey 2016
Recital the London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair 2016, presenting a programme of piano music written for children
Recital with Chee Hung Toh at the London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair 2017
Aside from music, Jena is an internationally recognised teddy bear collector. He and his collection have had international press coverage in newspapers, television and the internet and were more recently featured on BBC2 Collectaholics television series. He has been interviewed on BBC London Radio by Gaby Roslin, BBC Radio Lancashire, in addition to appearances on both Russian and German television programmes. He has had several articles and interviews on collecting antique and artist teddy bears published in the international Steiff Club Magazine, the 200 Years of Childhood London International Antique Doll, Teddy bear and Toy fair Magazine, the Woburn Abbey International Teddy Bear Festival Magazine and the German BarReport teddy Bear Magazine. He has also performed piano and violin recitals at international teddy bear festivals.
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Last updated: 28 March 2018
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