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[WEBCAST] Romance and Amour
Hong Kong String Orchestra Jockey Club Power of Music Program Share the Joy Community Concert Series
Under the current situation brought by the COVID-19, performances will still go on when we stay at home. A series of familiar classical pieces are designed to bring beautiful music to all and spread the joy of music to the community. The concert will be performed live at Asia Society Hong Kong Center by Hong Kong musicians and released to all through our online platform. Join us and immerse yourself in classical music and refresh your mind and soul.
- Debussy – Suite Clair De Lune
- Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
- Shostakovich – Romance
- Pachelbel – Canon in D
- Sibelius – Flower Duet
- Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz
- Elgar – Salut d’amour
Samuel Au graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours under the tutelage of Nathaniel Vallois and further studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, under the renowned violinist Maurice Hasson. He accomplished Master’s degree in Violin Performance with Academy’s highest performing award, the DipRAM. In Vienna, he achieved post-graduate diploma in Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien with Anton Sorokow, Concertmaster of Wiener Symphoniker.
Man Wai So obtained his Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts in Music at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2012 under Ting Fan. After graduation, he received further training from Yingna Zhao, German concert violinist Ulf Hoelscher, first concertmaster of DSO Berlin Wei Lu, former Vice President of HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin Prof. Michael Vogler etc. By then he actively participates in different performances in Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Virtuosi etc. SO is currently a violinist in Hong Kong String Orchestra.
Benjamin Wong graduated with honours from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of National University of Singapore where he studied under Associate Prof. Zhang Manchin, Principal Violist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, after being awarded full scholarships. Benjamin has taken masterclasses with many international artists such as Paul Silverthorne, Yizhak Schotten and David Erlich. As a chamber musician, he was finalist in the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and has participated in chamber music festivals in France and the Czech Republic.
Pun Chak Yin received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2015, under the tutelag e of cellist Karey Kwok. A recipient of the Mary Stuart Harding Entrance Award, he completed his Master of Arts degree in cello performance at Royal Academy of Music in 2017, where he studied with David Strange. Chak Yin attended masterclasses with cellists including Li Jiwu, Bion Tsang, Zhu Yibing, Jens Peter Maintz and Colin Carr, and performed in music festivals and projects such as Musicus Festival and the Modern Academy 2015.
This event will take place in Hong Kong Time at 8PM and 5AM Pacific Time
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