From left to right: Wu Hung, Sung Chan Chang, Helen Liu, Colin Belisle
Fueled by passion and sometimes coffee, the Galliard String Quartet’s romance for the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Schubert and many others is unparalleled among Hawaii chamber musicians. Founded in 1982, the Galliard is known throughout the islands for its uncompromising commitment to performing classical music of the highest caliber. All four members of the present Galliard are members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO).
Wu Hung, Violin
Principal 2nd Violin with the HSO, Wu Hung is a native of Taiwan who joined the orchestra in 1993. He earned his Artist Diploma in violin performance from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and received his Master of Music degree with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Helen Liu Wong, Violin
Dr. Liu performs with the HSO and with Ebb and Flow Arts chamber music series, based on Maui. She holds degrees in violin performance from Stony Brook University (D.M.A.), New England Conservatory (M.M. and G.D. with Concentration in Music-in-Education), and University of Maryland – College Park (B.M.). She is currently on the violin and chamber music faculty at Punahou School, Iolani School, BYU-Hawaii, and serves as a string clinician at the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Pacific Music Institute.
Colin Belisle, Viola
Colin Belisle performs with the HSO and has performed regularly with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, New World Symphony in Miami, and Portland Symphony. He received a Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music.
Sung Chan Chang, Cello
Sung Chan Chang, Associate Principal cello of the HSO, began playing at age 7 in his hometown of Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000, attended the Seoul Ye-Won Art School, the Korean National University of Arts for his Bachelor’s degree in 2008, and the Juilliard School for his Master of Music degree in 2010. In 2012, he received the Artist Diploma from Yale University. Sung Chan is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University under the guidance of Hans Jørgen Jensen.