Born in Beijing, Hui started studying piano at the age of three in a musical family and received her early musical training at the secondary school of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. After completing the Professional Diploma with High Distinction at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1990, she was introduced by the former music director of San Francisco Ballet Mr. Denis de Coteau, entered the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she obtained Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in four years with full scholarship.
Hui has won many prizes including the Rolex Performance Award in Singapore and the concerto competition in San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a soloist, she has performed with many orchestras, such as the Sierra Community Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Marin Symphony in California as well as the Queensland Youth Orchestra in Australia. In 1991, she appeared as the featured artist in the San Luis Obispo (California) Mozart Festival, invited by Mr. Jeffery Kahane, who is the music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Also she was the resident pianist for the Lancaster Festival in Ohio for 5 years where she performed twice with the renowned pianist
Jon Kimura Parker in piano duo recitals and four-piano extravaganza concerts.
In 2000, she formed the HK Duo (www.hkduo.com) with pianist Julie Kuok. Since their highly successful debut, the Duo has staged regular recitals in Hong Kong and overseas. She also arranged the Romeo and Juliet Suite by Prokofiev for piano duet, and the Firebird Suite by Stravinsky for two pianos.
Hui has been teaching at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since 1994 and is currently on staff at the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well. She has given many solo and chamber recitals, performances for radio and television programmes, lectures, and master classes. She has also served on the jury for local and international piano competitions. Her piano teachers include Yang Jingchuan, Li Qifong, Yin Chengzong, John Winther and Mack McCray.