Dr. Chemie Ching is one of the most recognized and versatile saxophonists in Hong Kong. Chemie is currently the Music Director of the La Sax Saxophone Ensemble while serving as the baritone saxophonist in Opus a la carte and Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra. In recent years, Chemie has performed with the RubberBand, C AllStar, Grasshopper, Chung Ying Theatre Company and appeared in the Hong Kong Art Festival, French May, RTHK The Works and the International Saxophone Academy masterclass.
Chemie has succeeded in numerous competitions and performed extensively in music conventions. As one of the founding members of Dasch Quartet, Chemie won the North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Quartet Competition and the ENKÖR Chamber Music Competition. In March 2016, Dasch Quartet released its first CD Necessary Edges. Dasch Quartet has also given recitals and masterclasses at institutions including Brevard Music Center, Northwestern University and Roosevelt University. Chemie has also won the 2015 Coltman Chamber Music Competition and was featured guest artist in Austin Chamber Music Festival 2016.
Since moving back to Hong Kong in 2017, Chemie has appeared as a soloist with the Hong Kong Youth Wind Philharmonia as well as the Groove Wind Quintet. In 2018 Chemie put on a solo recital in Hong Kong and was invited by the Singapore Symposium to perform in both solo and quartet settings. Chemie was also featured as one of the concerto soloists in the Hong Kong Symphonic Winds annual concert in 2021.
Chemie earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from the Michigan State University under the tutelage of the world-renowned saxophonist Joseph Lulloff, and the Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts studying with Taimur Sullivan (Baritone Saxophone chair of Prism Quartet). Chemie is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where Chemie studied with Michael Campbell and Jennifer To.