Prize winner of the 2022 Orchestra’s Conductor Competition in Romania, Kin Szeto is a versatile and promising young conductor praised for his dynamic conducting. Szeto made his European debut with the Brasov Philharmonic. He has worked with the Brasov Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, Máv Symphony Orchestra, Romanian Youth Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and Macao Chinese Orchestra. 

In the United States, Szeto actively held different positions as music director, guest conductor, assistant conductor, and cover conductor. He was previously appointed the Conducting Fellow of the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Orchestra Youth Orchestra and has collaborated with various ensembles such as the Charleston Symphony, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra. As an educator, Szeto assisted in establishing two collegiate ensembles, including the Cornell Open Orchestra in 2018, where he was the co-director of their inaugural season, and the Hong Kong University Student Union Chinese Orchestra serving as their artistic director and principal conductor in 2013.   

Szeto has another distinguished career as an Erhu performer. He was recruited as the youngest musician of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in 2011 and held the position until 2016 before pursuing his conducting career. Szeto collaborated with the composition department at the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2023, giving lectures and premiering 11 new works for Erhu.    

Szeto obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a full scholarship under the mentorship of Mark Gibson. Prior to that, he received a master's degree under the guidance of Dr. Octavio Mas-Arocas at Ithaca College, NY. This season, Szeto conducted Bizet’s Carmen with Musica Viva (Hong Kong) and was recently appointed the assistant conductor of the Hong Kong Windpipe Chinese music. Szeto will appear at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music as a Conducting Fellow this summer.  He joins the Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College in fall 2024 as orchestra conductor.