The Hong Kong soprano, Ip Po-Ching (Yuki), obtained her Bachelor of Music degree (Honors) from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; and her Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, USA.
Yuki Ip is the foremost soprano of her generation in Hong Kong. Her major performances include being the featured soloist with José Carreras for the inaugural season of the National Centre of the Performing Arts, Beijing, China; Cio-Cio San in G. Pucciniís Madame Butterfly with MusicaViva, Hong Kong and soprano soloist in her European debut at the Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy in Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in a special concert commemorating the landmark meeting between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Miss Ip was the soprano soloist in J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) under the baton of Maestro Helmuth Rilling in 2011. Recently she performed Heitor Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 in Verona and Cremona, Italy; and was guest soloist at the Shanghai World Exposition with Shanghai Opera House Orchestra and Micaëla in Georges Bizet's Carmen with Le French May Festival Hong Kong.
Other operatic roles include Mimi in G. Pucciniís La Boheme under the direction of Bruno Aprea; Juliette in Charles Gounod's Roméo and Juliette under the direction of Paolo Olmi; Sophie in J. Massenetís Werther, with Opera Hong Kong; Rose Maurrant in Kurt Weill's Street Scene with Singapore Lyric Opera; Gretel in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel with the Singapore Lyric Opera and Suor Genovieffa in G. Pucciniís Suor Angelica at the Macau International Arts Festival.
Other significant engagements include her debut in New York City and Toronto as soprano soloist in An-Lun Huangís Revelation; her debut with Macau Orchestra in the Macau Handover Anniversary Concert; C. Monteverdi's Il Combattimento di Trancredi e Clorinda and J.S. Bach's Kaffee Cantata (BWV 211) at the Hong Kong Arts Festival; her debut with Singapore Symphony Orchestra performing Frasquita in G. Bizet's Carmen and multiple performances with both the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Yuki Ip's concert repertoire has included J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 80 &BWV 140 and B Minor Mass (BWV 232); F. Schubertís Mass in Eb and Der Hirt auf dem Felsen; Robert Schumann's Auf dem Strom; Johannes Brahms' Requiem; Camille Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio; Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah; John Rutter's Requiem; G. Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle and Messa di Gloria; W.A. Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate, Requiem, Mass in C minor and Missa Brevis; Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem; George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Dixit Dominus and L'Allgero ed il Penseroso; G. Verdiís Requiem; Gabriel Fauré's Requiem; Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria; L.v. Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Missa Solemnis and Mass in C; A. Brucknerís Te Deum and Mass in F minor; H. Berliozís Mess Solenelle and soprano soloist in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.8.
Numerous concerts featuring Miss Ip have also been broadcast by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).