Nowadays, young musicians of traditional Chinese instruments acquire skills for playing both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Such diversity is featured in the two concerts. On Aug 5, “Traditional Tones” include favourite classics such as Ambush from All Sides, Moon Light On the Spring River and High Mountains and Flowing Water. Audience can experience the various sound by various pairings of pipa, sanxian and guzheng. The “Contemporary Images” on Sept 16 opens with the folk music originally from Xinjiang and followed by contemporary works tailored made for pipa by Chinese composer Chen Yi and Law Wing-fai.
05.08.2019 Concert I: Traditional Tones
Performed by Chan Wan-in (Pipa), Lau Mo-wah (Sanxian) & Chan Tin-chi (Guzheng)
16.09.2019 Concert II: Contemporary Images
Performed by Chan Wan-in (Pipa) & Sylvia Tam (Percussion)
About the artists
Chan Wan-in (pipa), Lau Mou-wah (sanxian), Chan Tin-chi (guzheng) and Sylvia Tam (percussion) are award-winning young Chinese instrumentalists to have graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). They carry on Cantonese music maestro YU Qiwei’s idea of “duality of Cantonese music” that Chinese musicians shall acquire skills to perform both traditional and contemporary repertoire. These four musicians first met at school and their collaborations continue till today, either as a chamber ensembles or as current members of Hong Kong Gaudeamus Duhang Ensemble (HKGDE).
Chan Wan-in graduated with a master of music degree at HKAPA, under the tutelage of Zhang Yin. When she was still a student, she was invited to perform in Finland. Chan is concurrently the deputy chair of HKGDE and a core member of Yue Pipa Ensemble. Lau Mo-wah studied sanxian with Zhao Taisheng and is currently a part-time instructor and part-time performer of the Music Office. Chan Tin-chi was a student of Xu Lingzi. She now teaches at the HKAPA and is the Ensemble Manager of HKGDE. Sylvia Tam is a core member of the Hong Kong Chinese drum team Refiner Drums. She was awarded the Best Drummer (Creative Presentation Section) in the 16th Hong Kong Synergy 24 Drum Competition in 2018.