16 June 2018 (Saturday) 20:00
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui All Saints’ Cathedral
Esther’s musical life began at a young age with piano, oboe and voice lessons. In her secondary school days, she has participated in multiple international choral competitions, and has also won first places in solo singing competitions in the Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festival. In 2010, she attained with distinction the Associate of Trinity College of London in Voice.
After entering university, Esther has appeared as soloist in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bock’s
Fiddler on the Roof, Bruckner’s Psalm 150, Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. She was a member of Diocesan Choral Society, Chung Chi Choir, Chinese University Chorus, City University (London) Chamber Choir and London Philharmonic Choir, and is also currently a member of Hong Kong Voices, Sacred Singers, Die Konzertisten, Diocesan Graduate Singers and Cantacore Society.
Esther graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she studied voice with Ms Chan Siu-kwan. She continued her studies at City University London, majoring in voice under the tutelage of Ms Sarah Pring.
Enico Kin-chi LUK was born in Hong Kong, China. He has performed extensively in the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany and Hong Kong as a countertenor. He has appeared frequently as soloist with numerous renowned orchestras and choirs, which include the Bach Collegium Utrecht, Praetorius Blokfluitensemble Leiden in the Netherlands, Hong Kong Youth Choir, Singfest Academy, the Cecilian Singers and Hong Kong Chamber Choir in Hong Kong. Among his concert appearances, Luk has worked with worldly reputed conductors like Baroque Maestro Ryo Terakado, Norbert Kunst, Jos van Veldhoven as well as Peter Dijkstra. He also worked as a countertenor chorister of the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra Choir in the Netherlands.
He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Macau Polytechnic as well as the Hong Kong International Institute of Music, where he also serves as a member of the examination jury. Luk holds a postgraduate performance diploma from the Royal Conservatoire in the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the Hong Kong Baptist University. He has previously studied with Chan Siu Kwan, Gerda van Zelm, Michael Chance, Kees-jan de Koning and taken courses by Andreas Scholl.
陸堅智早年畢業於荷蘭皇家音樂學院及香港浸會大學，常於荷蘭、瑞士、法國及德國等地演出，又經常與多個著名古樂團合作擔任獨唱者，合作的樂團包括烏特勒支巴赫古樂團、荷蘭萊頓 Praetorius 古樂團、香港青年合唱團、香港聲蜚合唱團及香港雅詠團，演唱曲目主要為文藝復興時期到經典巴洛克作品。陸氏曾為阿姆斯特丹交響樂團合唱團團員，演出不同大型聲樂作品。
6 January 2018 (Saturday) 20:00
Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
A recent 3rd place winner of the 34th Annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, Candice Chung began her vocal training in 2005 with Ms. Margaret Yim. Candice earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Metropolitan Opera’s Mark Oswald and renowned American soprano Ashley Putnam. At Eastman School of Music where she attained her Master of Music degree, she studied with American mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski.
In 2015, she won the Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions. And in the summer of 2017, she made her Italian stage debut as the Countess from Le Nozze di Figaro. Her most recent stage appearances in the United States include the role of Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus in Connecticut, United States. With Eastman Opera Theatre she sang the role of Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, and covered the role of Emily in Ned Rorem’s Our Town. Other stage appearances include the role of Leoena from La Belle Helene, the title role of Manon, Marschallin from Der Rosenkavalier, Susanna from Le Nozze di Figaro and Norina from Don Pasquale.
As a concert soloist, Candice sang Dvorak’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Eastman School of Music, Bach’s Magnificat in D with the Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Hong Kong Ponte Singers and Orchestra. Candice was also a frequent soloist for the Eastman Cantata Series during her studies at Eastman. She was also recently invited by her alma mater to perform as the soloist for Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang.
In 2014, Candice was a national semi-finalist at the Classical Singer Vocal Competition and was awarded first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Competition.
鍾氏亦曾為不少音樂會擔任獨唱，包括在伊士曼音樂學院演唱德伏扎克的《讚美頌》及貝多芬的《C大調彌撒曲》，與香港青唱合作演出巴赫的《D大調聖母讚主曲》，及與Hong Kong Ponte Singers and Orchestra合演卡爾．奧爾夫的《布蘭詩歌》。在伊士曼修讀期間，鍾氏也經常為該校的清唱劇系列擔任獨唱。
Yiu is a lyric baritone who is versatile with opera, oratorio, art songs as well as new music. He obtained a Bachelor of Music degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and a Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music. At the HKAPA, Yiu was also Cold Genius in Henry Purcell’s King Arthur, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow, as well as Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the USA, he was cast as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Sivigla, Il Conte di Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Hermann and Schlémil in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as Rodrigo in Verdi’s Don Carlo. He was now vocal coach of the Bach Society at Columbia University from January 2016 to December 2017.
Yip Siu-hay graduated from the Australian National University School of Music in 2004. He joined Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2005 as a violinist and furthered his studies with William Chandler at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2009-2010.
Yip has played with Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, Scottish Opera Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra through their mentoring scheme. As a freelance player, he has performed with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Macao Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
葉紹羲畢業於澳洲國立大學音樂學院，2005年加入香港小交響樂團為小提琴手。 他2009年赴英國皇家蘇格蘭音樂戲劇學院修讀一年演奏文憑，期間以學生身份參與悉尼交響樂團、蘇格蘭歌劇樂團及BBC 蘇格蘭交響樂團的排練。他亦曾與坎培拉交響樂團、澳門樂團及皇家蘇格蘭國家交響樂團演出。
8 January 2017 (Sunday) 19:30
Yip Kit Chuen Concert Hall, Diocesan Boys’ School
Award-winning conductor Felix Yeung currently combines his office as Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral and Provincial Music Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. He is also Music Director of Die Konzertisten, one of Hong Kong’s foremost chamber choirs. Felix was given the Award for Young Artist (Music) in 2015 by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He is also a 2015 recipient of Jebsen & Co. Choral Arts Youth Scholarship and the title ‘World Youth Choral Artist’, awarded by World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association.
Notable performances with Die Konzertisten include Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Fauré’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Howell’s Requiem.
In Counterpoint Music Festival 2014, Felix led the choir to perform with the world-renowned countertenor, Iestyn Davies, who made his Asia debut. He also prepared the choir for an acclaimed performance of Handel’s Messiah in 2015.
Led by British conductor Jonathan Cohen, the concert featured Hong Kong’s first- ever baroque orchestra, Cammer Musicus. Felix was chorusmaster for the Hong Kong Arts Festival Chorus in the dance-opera Iphigenia auf Tauris in 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Felix is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he obtained an MMus with distinction under the tutelage of conductors Patrick Russill and Paul Brough. He was awarded the Academy’s coveted premier prix, the DipRAM, for outstanding performance in his final recital, and has obtained the LRAM diploma in choral conducting pedagogy. Upon finishing his graduate studies, Felix became the first Pettman Organ Scholar at the London Oratory, and worked closely with the Oratory Junior Choir for all of their rehearsals and services, as well as assisting in the Oratory’s major Latin liturgies. Felix read music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was also music director of the Hong Kong Youth Choir.
楊氏與Die Konzertisten的重要演出包括巴赫《聖馬太受難曲》，蒲賽爾《狄多與依尼亞斯》，布克斯特胡德《耶穌的軀體》，佛瑞《安魂曲》，《奇切斯特聖歌》，羅禮森《永恆之光》，及賀維士《安魂曲》。2014年的「對‧弦」音樂節中，他帶領合唱團與著名假聲男高音戴維士演出，標誌著戴氏的的亞洲首演。合唱團於2015年演出韓德爾《彌賽亞》，大獲好評。該音樂會由英國指揮高恩帶領，聯同本港首隊古樂團Cammer Musicus合演。楊氏於第42屆香港藝術節翩娜‧包殊烏珀塔爾舞蹈劇場：《死而復生的伊菲格尼》中擔任合唱指導。
作為英國皇家音樂學院的傑出年輕校友，楊氏最近獲頒ARAM（Associate of theRoyal Academy of Music）榮譽。他在學院於隨Patrick Russill及Paul Brough學藝，並以優異成績考獲音樂碩士學位，並以其畢業獨奏演出中的出色表現，獲頒學院最高榮譽的DipRAM名銜，並成功考獲LRAM合唱指揮教學文憑。畢業後，楊氏成為倫敦司鐸祈禱會聖堂首任佩特曼風琴學者，與司鐸祈禱會兒童合唱團緊密合作，並為該堂的大型禮拜儀式演奏。楊欣諾畢業於香港中文大學音樂系，在學其間，他曾任香港新青年合唱團音樂總監。
Law Tsz Ying, Joyce achieved a Bachelor Music degree in Hong Kong Baptist University with first honor and outstanding award in 2012, majoring in Voice performance and pedagogy. With the professional guidance of Ms. Chan Siu Kwan, she achieved the Singing Diploma (LTCL—Recital) with distinction in 2010. In 2015, Joyce further achieved a Master degree of Music (Vocal Performance) in Royal Holloway, University of London, under the guidance of Ms. Elaine Pearce.
Joyce is currently a member and soloist of Singfest Choral Academy. She was also invited to perform in the new chamber opera Heart of Coral, commissioned and produced by the 41th Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Dominique obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (Voice) from the Leeds College of Music. She was an active competitor in Mrs. Sunderland Music Festival and Rothwell Music Festival during her stay in the UK. Winning awards included Huddersfield Amateur Operatic Society (2009) and the highest honor – The Kirkwood Rosebowl from Rothwell Music Festival(2012). Her operatic roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette, Emilia in Otello, Empress in The Poisoned Kiss, Rosettte in Manon and Leader in The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken. She has also performed a number of major vocal works as a soloist with various orchestras, such as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. In 2015 July, Dominique was selected as one of the ten young vocalists under the Jockey Club Opera Hong Kong Young Artist Development Programme.
Justin started his vocal training since the age of 15 with Tenor David Quah. At the age of 17, he studied in London and was coached by mezzo-soprano Catrin Johnsson and vocal coach David Harper. He has appeared as the tenor soloist in various concerts such as Mozart Mass in C minor and Bach Magnificat in D during his stay in London, and has won the UK Spring Grove Music Festival Young Voices category in 2006.
Returning to Hong Kong in 2007, Justin has then won the oratorio and art song competitions and was awarded the Miss Barbra Fei Vocal Scholarship Open Class and the Harry Ore Memorial Prize in the 61st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. He was also the winner of the Art song category of the 4th Hong Kong Youth Singing Festival.
He has been an active member of the Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus and acappella singing group I Cantanti. He has passed his LTCL diploma for music recital for vocal in 2008 with distinction.
Since then, Justin has been frequently invited as the tenor soloist in performances held by the Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus and the Hong Kong Voices, including works such as Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio de Noël and Bach St. John Passion in 2014, where he made his debut as the role of the evangelist. He has been working on various Bach Cantata projects together with Die Konzertisten and SingFest Choral Academy in 2016.
李家澍從十五歲開始跟隨男高音柯大衛學習聲樂。隨後在十七歲於英國留學時曾師隨女中音 Catrin Johnsson 與聲樂教練David Harper 深造，更被邀請參與於英國當地的演出，演出作品包括莫扎特《C小調彌撒曲》和巴赫《尊主頌》。 李氏亦於2006年英國 Spring Grove Music Festival 青年組中勝出。
2007年返港後, 李氏於第六十一屆香港校際音樂節公開組男高音獨唱， 神劇和藝術歌曲項目中勝出，並獲得費明儀女士聲樂獎學金和Harry Ore紀念獎。
李氏亦為第四屆葉氏歌唱比賽中藝術歌曲項目之優勝者。李氏為香港青唱和無伴奏小組I Cantanti之活躍成員，並於2008年以優異成績考獲聖三一聲樂 LTCL(Recital)文憑。
隨後李氏曾多次被邀請為男高音獨唱參與香港青唱和香港和聲之演出，演出作品包括聖桑《聖誕節神劇》以及於2014年首次演譯巴赫《聖約翰受難曲》中傳道人一角。李氏亦於2016年被邀請分別與 Die Konzertisten 和聲蜚合唱學院一同演出多個巴赫著名的清唱劇。
Baritone Alan Tsang was a Choral Scholar at St Martin-in- the-Fields and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. An experienced soloist he has performed with many eminent conductors in concerts and operas, on a varied repertory. In Hong Kong, his solo appearances have taken him to all major venues.
Alan has performed for the Government of HKSAR in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Recently he has also taken on singing national anthems for HKSevens. He works regularly with the choir Die Konzertisten.
He is Assistant Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral and teaches singing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
男中音曾宇軒畢業於英國皇家音樂學院，並曾任倫敦聖馬田大教堂之合唱學者。一位富有經驗之獨唱者，他曾與許多國際知名的指揮家、合唱團和樂隊作同台演出多類型曲目。在港表演的足跡包括香港文化中心、香港大會堂、香港藝術館。其他演出包括為香港特別行政區政府於倫敦、新加坡獻唱，及於香港大球場為香港七人欖球總決賽獻唱隊伍國歌。曾氏為合唱團Die Konzertisten 之聲樂指導。他現為聖約翰座堂助理音樂總監及香港中文大學的聲樂導師。
Matthew Leung graduated from the Royal College of Music with the Master of Music degree (M.Mus, Violin Performance). As the recipient of the Joan Weller Award, he studied violin performance under Yossi Zivoni, and chamber music with members from the Chilingirian Quartet. Graduating from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Matthew has studied under Mr. Wong Wai Ming, and was awarded the Yamada Music Scholarship, the Class Scholarship of Chung Chi College, and was placed on the Dean’s List of the Faculty of Art. He is the holder of DipABRSM, LTCL, and FTCL Diplomas in violin performance.
Matthew has been the violinist of the City Chamber Orchestra Hong Kong since his graduation from the Royal College of Music, taking part in chamber concert of varied style which ranges from tango music to contemporary works. He is an active musician who maintains close relationship with various choral groups and festival which include Die Konzertisten, Hong Kong Voices, SingFest, and the Cathedral Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, frequently participating as the concertmaster and the violinist. With his fondness for Baroque music, Matthew has also joined performances of the Early Music Society of Hong Kong on authentic instruments.
In addition to his performing career, Matthew has also been active as a music educator and conductor. Currently being the conductor of the Choir, Symphony Orchestra and the String Orchestra of St. Paul’s College, he had led these groups to many prizes including champions, the Hong Kong Children’s Choir Trophy, and the St. John’s Cathedral Trophy of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, as well as Gold Awards of the Hong Kong String Interflow. Matthew is currently serving on the committee of the Hong Kong Schools Speech and Music Association. As a member of the Kowloon Methodist Church, he has been taking part in the music ministries of the church.
Chin Lok-man is studying music performance in The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in oboe in the class of Mr. Yiu Song-lam. Chin has begun his oboe training with Mr. So Hon-tou since the age of 14, and then under the tutelage of Mr. Kwan Sheung-fung.
Chin actively performs as the oboe player with various local ensembles. Since 2010, he has been an oboe player of the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 and 2015, he was nominated as the oboe player of the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band and visited Korea and Taiwan on tour. Besides, he has performed with the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, Ponte Singers & Orchestra, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, SAR Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra and the Hong Kong Youth Windophilics . In 2016, he is selected by Musicus Society to perform with the Tapiola Sinfonietta. In the same year, he performed as a soloist with the Academy Symphony Orchestra.
Chin was honoured the Breguet Trey Lee Performing Arts Scholarship in 2016.
錢氏積極參與本地樂團演奏。自2010年至今，錢氏為香港青年交響樂團雙簧管手。於2013及2015年，他跟隨香港青年管樂團分別外訪到韓國濟州及台灣，演出大獲好評。此外，錢氏曾於香港節慶管弦樂團、Ponte Singers & Orchestra、香港室樂團、香港愛樂團、香港醫學會管弦樂團及香港青年管樂合奏團擔任雙簧管手。於2016年，錢氏獲垂誼樂社選出與芬蘭塔皮奧拉小交響樂團演出。同年，他以獨奏身份與香港演藝學院交響樂團演出。
2016年，錢氏成為 Breguet Trey Lee Performing Arts Scholarship 的得主。