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Name
Afternoon Series - The Resonance of Reeds 雙簧而立
Time
25 May 2020 (Mon) 12:45PM - 1:45PM
29 Jun 2020 (Mon) 12:45PM - 1:45PM
Description
The Resonance of Reeds
Western & Chinese Instrumental

Performances: 25.05 & 29.06.2020

Sheng, also called the Chinese mouth organ, is one of the most ancient traditional Chinese instruments with a history of at least 3,000 years or more. When it was introduced to Europe in 18th century, the way sound is produced from the Sheng reed inspired the invention of harmonica. The ancestor (sheng) and the grandson (harmonica) are brought together by young Hong Kong musicians Yue Kin-long (sheng) and Kelvin Leung (harmonica). They will perform Western classic and Chinese instrumentalist music re-arranged for harmonica and sheng duo. Join us and hear the new sound of this intercultural duo on May 25 “Harmonies from East to West” and June 29 “The Crashing Reeds.”

25.5.2020 Concert I: Harmonies from East to West

Performed by Yue Kin-long (Sheng), Kelvin Leung (Harmonica) & Janice Tsui (Keyboard)

29.6.2020 Concert II: The Crashing Reeds

Performed by Yue Kin-long (Sheng), Kelvin Leung (Harmonica) & Janice Tsui (Keyboard)

About the artists

Kelvin Leung (harmonica) and Yue Kin-long (sheng) both play a wide range of music, ranging from Western classical/Chinese tradition to jazz and pop music. Their dedication to expand new repertoire of their respective instruments led to their collaboration.

Kelvin Leung is a member of harmonica ensemble RedBricks. He won the Chromatic Harmonica Solo (Adult) in World Harmonica Festival 2013, Germany, among other international awards, when he was only a student. Kelvin was also the youngest jury members of the Seoul International Harmonica Festival 2016 to 2018. In 2017, he was selected by RTHK Radio 4 as one of the Young Music Makers.

Sheng player Yue Kin-long is currently head of orchestra with the Gaudeamus Dunhuang ensemble, Sheng Musician-in-Resident of West Kowloon Tea House Rising Stars Troupe and a member of John Chen Ensemble. A graduate of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and multi-scholarship awardee, he has performed overseas many times. His sheng mentors are Cheng Tak-wai and Loo Sze-wang.

Pianist Janice Tsui graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong under the tutelage of Julie Kuok. She is a prize-winner of Antonio Vivaldi International Competition Vienna in 2018 and currently works as the pianist of Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus. In 2019, she and Kelvin performed together in Moscow and Shanghai.

Yue Kin-long (Sheng)
Kelvin Leung (Harmonica)

Janice Tsui (Keyboard)

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雙簧而立
中西方器樂

演出日期:25.05 & 29.06.2020

笙是中國傳統樂器,起源極古,早至甲骨文已有記載,詩經更常有提及。口琴相對年輕,但追本溯源,據說笙在18世紀傳入歐洲促成了口琴的誔生。這兩件樂器分屬中西方兩個音樂文化,但香港年青樂師茹健朗(笙)及梁承熹(口琴)突破藩籬 ,在5月25日及6月29日帶來「東西簧韻」及「激簧世代」兩套節目,以笙及口琴二重奏的組合,新註民歌古韻,亦新註西方古典樂章,讓歲數相距上千年的兩件樂器相遇同奏。

25.5.2020音樂會一:東西簧韻

演奏:茹健朗(笙)、梁承熹(口琴)、徐潔瑩(鍵盤)

29.6.2020音樂會二:激簧世代

演奏:茹健朗(笙)、梁承熹(口琴)、徐潔瑩(鍵盤)

藝術家簡介

梁承熹(口琴)與茹健朗(笙)致力開拓新曲目,傳統古典或爵士流行等均有涉足,亦因此開展合作。

香港口琴手梁承熹梁氏現為香港口琴組合RedBricks 成員,他尚在學時已在多個國際比賽上獲獎,當中包括 2013年德國世界口琴節的成人組獨奏冠軍,更是2016至2018年首爾國際口琴節最年輕的評審及2017年香港電台「樂壇新秀」。

茹健朗現為香港天籟敦煌樂團團長、西九文化區戲曲中心茶館新星劇團駐團笙樂師及無界樂人成員。茹氏畢業於香港演藝學院中樂系,在學期間已多次到世界各地演出,並獲多個獎學金,師承著名笙演奏家鄭德惠及盧思泓。

徐潔瑩(鋼琴)畢業於香港中文大學音樂系,師隨郭品文,2018年在維也納韋華第國際比賽中獲獎,現為香港歌劇團兒童合唱團鋼琴伴奏,2019年夥拍梁承熹到俄羅斯及上海演出。

茹健朗(笙)

梁承熹(口琴)

徐潔瑩(鍵盤)
Keywords
Western instrumental, Chinese instrumental