HKUST SHSS Ensemble

7:30pm Sun 30 November, 2014

Tin Ka Ping Hall, University Centre

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A TRIO OF TRIOS

CHEN Yung Ling; Violin

Accredited Fellowship Trinity College London at 14, Ling has set her footprint across Europe, North America and Asia as a soloist, chamber player and orchestral concertmistress, including the Lincoln Center and St Martins-in-the-Fields. Named the youngest instructor at Yip’s Children’s Choral and Performing Art Centre, she is awarded 2014 Outstanding Mentor by the Hong Kong Musician Association with students achieving Top Three in international and local competitions, including Hong Kong Music Festival (Concerto under 19), Hong Kong Bauhinia Cup String Competition (Senior Class) and The Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition.

YUEN Man Chung, Kelvin; Cello

Kelvin attained his ATCL in cello by Trinity Guildhall in 2010 and Grade 8 in piano by ABRSM in 2009. He was also the member of Hong Kong Festival Orchestra, Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chordophonia and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of HK. With his participation in different sizes of orchestra, it is not a rare occasion for him to “jam” with other players and he earned a great experience in making chamber music. Beside from Kelvin’s active presence in classical music performance, he joined a local busking group called “StoreRoom 1502″ which covers the top hit pop songs from different regions. In today’s concert, he hopes that every audience may enjoy the pureness and peace in classical music.

HUANG Yifeng; Piano

Huang Yifeng was born in Shenzhen in 1995. He started learning the piano in 1999, and got an amateur Grade 8 certificate in piano issued by Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2004. After entering the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, he has been studying music theory and practising music composition. As a pianist, he performed his premiere performance of Violin Sonata in E flat on 11th May 2012 as the final project for the composition course in HKUST, supervised by Pedro Faria Gomes. In October 2012, he joined the Wanshi Chamber Ensemble, a student-run music group in HKUST, where he has performed continuously in HKUST ever since.

LIU Zining, Silvia; Flute

Start learning the flute at the age of 9. Silvia achieved Certificate of Accomplishment in Grade Examination of Musical Level and 9th Grade in Playing of Flute, held by Grade Committee of Central Conservatory of Music. She achieved 3rd Grade of Basic Knowledge of Music in Public Music Test as well. She has also participated in the Beijing Art Talented Student Examination at the age of 17 and got first class qualification. After entering HKUST, she joined the University Philharmonic Orchestra (UPO) as second flute and piccolo, and is the first flute player recently. She is currently a flute player in WanShi Chamber Ensemble and enjoys playing the piccolo.

Sean ZHANG Xiaohu; Violin

Sean is a third year student from the Electronic & Computer Engineering department in HKUST. He played the violin for 14 years and passed the Grade 8 exam of ABRSM in Violin in the 9th year of his violin study. He is currently the concertmaster of the University Philharmonic Orchestra (UPO) in HKUST and the vice president of WanShi Chamber Ensemble. In HKUST, he performed actively in both orchestral and ensemble performance.

Corinna SCHICKER, Cello

Playing the violoncello for twelve years, Corinna started playing the cello at the age of nine. She has attended the Symphony Orchestra of Munich School of Music for seven years and completed musical education by achieving 1st Grade. She graduated from High School with main subject Instrumental playing and performed Tarantella, Op.33 for the final concert. She had her further study in Baroque music while participating master classes in Schloss Tutzing. Corinna was currently performing in a chamber music ensemble consisting of five cellos. The repertoire includes a wide range of music from classical compositions of David Popper to modern rock music of Apocalyptica.

DONG Hao, Violin

DONG Hao is currently a third year PhD student in the Division of Social Science, HKUST, where he studies sociology with a focus on socio-demographic behaviours and familial altruism. He started playing the violin at the age of 6 and obtained the Grade 10 Certificate from the Music Examination Committee of the Chinese Musician’s Association when he was 14. In 2006, he ranked 4th in the violin contest of the Tsinghua University National Winter-Camp for Talented High-School Students. In 2006 – 2010, he was a member and later the concertmaster of the Wenqin Symphony Orchestra of Zhejiang University, which in 2009 he won the first prize in the 2nd National Arts Exposition and Performance for University Students. During his exchange at Hong Kong Baptist University in the fall of 2008, he was also a member of the HKBU Symphony Orchestra. Since 2011, he has been a regular member of the chamber music class coached by Prof. Takako Nishizaki in the HKUST.

Jeffrey CHAN Shi Kai, Cello

Jeffrey found his passion in the cello at the tender age of 8. The expressive, mellow sound of the cello introduced him to the world of music, which to him is a universal means to communicate. With such firm-rooted belief, Jeffrey matured to become a solo and chamber cellist, with particular interest and experience in Austro-German romantic music, during his days at the Diocesan Boys’ School (DBS). After winning at the Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festival and obtaining LRSM with distinction, he was selected to serve as the Vice-principal Cellist at the prestigious Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) in 2012. In the following academic year, he was appointed as the Chairman of the award-winning Senior Strings and Deputy Executive Officer of the Music Department at DBS, and was named twice as the Best Cellist.

After graduating from DBS, Jeffrey decided to further his studies at the Hong Kong University of Science Technology, where he is now a student of the International Research Enrichment programme with the intention to major in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. While music will remain as his favourite hobby, he longs to become a biomedical researcher.

Owen CHEONG Tsz Yan, Piano

Owen Cheong Tsz Yan started to learn piano when he was 6. He studied music in his certificate level exam and he has been interested in classical music since then. Owen had several experiences of piano performance, including a student concert held in Hong Kong Central Library in 2010.  Last year, he won a second runner up in Hong Kong Piano Youth Competition, playing Schubert’s Piano Sonata, D.664.

 

Programme:

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)             Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17

I. Allegro moderato

CHEN Yung Ling; Kelvin YUEN; HUANG Yifeng

 

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)                  Flute Trio “London” in C major, Hob IV: 1

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante

III. Vivace

Silvia LIU; Sean ZHANG; Corinna SCHICKER

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)       Piano Trio in Eb major, Op.1 No.1

I. Allegro

II. Adagio cantabile

IV. Finale. Presto

DONG Hao; Jeffrey CHAN; Owen CHEONG