CHAN Ka-hei Lesley 陳家曦

 

A Hong Kong-born composer and conductor. Graduated from the University of Hong Kong under the tutelage of Joshua Chan (composition) and Karl Kuegle (musicology) in 2003, Chan immediately pursued his study in historical musicology at University of London where the Serge Prokofiev Archive housed. His teachers included renowned aestheticist Anthony Pryer and the former curator of the Archive, late Noelle Mann. Chan was conferred MMus in 2004 but latter determined to explore his interest in composition. He entered the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2008 and studied composition with two important teachers – Law Wing-fai and Clarence Mak. In 2010, he undertook  DMus studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, supervised by Wendy Lee.

 

Well-trained in choral singing since early childhood, Chan writes expressively for different voicings, which also characterized by his use of abundant contemporary choral techniques borrowed from the foreign repertoire. His fluency in vocal music is inherited from his vocal teachers Isabel Gentile and Roberto Abbondanza. While two influential conductors – late David Cooper and Leon Shiu-wai Tong – have provided him insight to the world of choral music and conducting. He has conducted several choirs in international choral competitions in recent years and won major championships. 

 

His major output includes Ripples (2009) which has been recently selected by HKCG for publication project; Chun-hen (2012) a 30-minute multi-media work produced by the HKAPA; and numerous male choir pieces for the Wah Yan College, Kowloon Boys’ Choir – Wu Hang Dao Zhong (2008), Kuo De Hai (2009), Wei Yao Zui Xun Yi Ke Ming Xing (2010), Wo-jiang (2012) premiered in Hong Kong and U.S.A.

 

陳家曦出生於香港。2003年畢業於香港大學音樂系,隨卡爾.古高博士習音樂學及陳錦標博士習作曲。期後前往英國倫敦大學修讀音樂碩士(歷史音樂學),隨前蒲可哥菲耶夫檔案室主管諾艾.曼研究該音樂家作品。於2008年入讀香港演藝學院專業文憑(作曲系),隨羅永暉及麥偉鑄學習。陳氏現於香港中文大學修讀音樂博士,師隨李允琪。

 

陳氏自小熱愛合唱指揮,中學求學時期已參與校內音樂指揮活動。現任九龍華仁書院合唱團指揮。於2008年指揮該校合唱團於北京國家大劇院音樂廳演出。近期為其高級組合唱團編寫之男聲無伴奏合唱作品《滬杭道中》(徐志摩詞),由該團於香港學校音樂節中首演,並獲得高級組男聲合唱(中文)冠軍。新加坡指揮家林耀先生形容「徐志摩會很興奮」。其他代表作品包括《水紋》,《闊的海》,《為要尋找一顆明星》,《春痕》。

 

陳氏亦積極參與社區音樂活動,包括擔任香港大學聖約瀚學院合唱團顧問及香港雅樂社駐團指揮,並於2007及2009年接受邀請參與「香港旋律」之短期合唱指導。

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