Currently an artistic intern in the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Karina Yau graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University with her Bachelor of Arts (Music) degree and Pedagogy under Dr. Lung Heung Wing and James Boznos. She is the founding member of the HKBU percussion ensemble. She also holds the Licentiate Performance Diploma from the Trinity College London with distinction. She holds a Master's Degree in percussion performance at New York University. Her concert appearances included the Modern Academy, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Macao Orchestra and the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.