Chamber music has been described as “music for friends”. This explains why the musicians of these 2 concerts get together to explore musical ideas that are unique to this genre.
For two consecutive Mondays, we turn our focus to music by oboe and listen to the chamber music that features the lyrical sound of this doubled-reed instrument. On Aug 12, Danica Cheng, Andrew Au Yeung and Jessica Liang bring us trio pieces from late 19th century for a rare instrument combination of oboe, horn and piano. On Aug 19, Danica will join hands with another two oboists Ambrose Lee and Ryan Fong for music written for another rare combination: double oboes and English horn.
12.8.2019 Concert I: Oboe, Horn and Piano Trio
Performed by Danica Cheng (Oboe), Andrew Au Yeung (Horn) and Jessica Liang (Piano)
19.8.2019 Concert II: Oboe & English Horn
Performed by Danica Cheng (Oboe), Ambrose Lee (Oboe) and Ryan Fong (English Horn)
About the artists
The ambition to explore the repertoire of oboe brought Danica Cheng, Ambrose Lee and Ryan Fong together and all of them were trained in the United States. Danica Cheng finished her master’s degree at Temple University and is currently the oboe and English horn player of Shenzhen Symphony, with which she frequently tours both nationally and aboard. Ambrose graduated from San Francisco Conservatory and then continued his studies at Manhattan School of Music, while Ryan graduated from University of Michigan.
Danica Cheng, Andrew Au Yeung (Horn) and Jessica Liang (piano) has playing together since they first met in 2011 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where they graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in music. Andrew has been working as a guest tutti horn player of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and multiple Hong Kong orchestras since he graduated with a master’s degree in Hochschule für Musik Mainz in Germany. Jessica Liang studied piano with Nancy Loo, Sham Siu Wai, Poon Tak and Catherine Tse. Dedicated to education, she is the Co-founder and Music Director of Aura Music Studio.