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YUNG Sin-kan Bonnie
翁蒨懃

Full of tension and unpredictability, Yung Sin-K=kan Bonnie’s music often draws inspiration from tiny moments of daily life, and yet there is no lack of philosophical notions in her music. Born and raised in Hong Kong, a multicultural city, her music is well-articulated and daring, often filled with great polarities. Her experience in Estonia and her interest in poetry and literature adds a distinctive taste to her music. 


Yung has been selected by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra to participate in the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme. She was also commissioned by Hong Kong Baptist University Choir and has collaborated with Placard Quintet, ESTICA Quintet, and various ensembles in Hong Kong and Europe.


Yung obtained her Master’s degree in Music (Classical Composition) cum laude at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under the tutelage of Toivo Tulev, and Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in Music (First Honour) at Hong Kong Baptist University under the tutelage of Eugene Birman. She has also participated in numerous masterclasses and was tutored by renowned composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Toshio Hosokawa, and Ken Ueno. 


翁蒨懃於香港出生成長, 香港急速的步伐也成為她的音樂的一部份。她的音樂充滿張力及變化,清𥇦大膽,無懼於展現自我。儘管如此,她的靈感卻來自身邊微小的一事一物,而她於愛沙尼亞的經歷及她對文學的喜愛亦為她的音樂增添上不少色彩。翁氏為2020年香港管弦樂團何鴻毅家族基金作曲家計劃的入選作曲家之一,亦於近年承蒙香港浸會大學合唱團以及香港浸會大學創新服務學習中心委約。翁氏曾與多個歐洲及香港的音樂團體合作,包括Placard Quintet 及ESTICA Quintet等。

MAJOR WORKS 主要作品
  • i wrote my own funeral song (2021) – fl, cl, vla, pno – 6’

  • 嚮 (Hoeng) (2021) (commissioned by Hong Kong Baptist University Choir) – SATB & pno – 3’ 

  • 一期一會 (ichi-go ichi-e) (2020) – cl, vln, cv, perc. – 4’

  • Fimbulvetr (2020) – symphony orchestra – 10’45”

  • Daylight\moonlight (2020) – soprano & chamber orchestra – 6’15”

  • Papaver rhoeas (2020) – piano trio – 5’10”

  • Let Your Heart Sing (2019) (commissioned by HKBU Centre for Innovative Service-Learning) – vc – 2’40”

  • Dance with the Colour (2019) (commissioned by HKBU Centre for Innovative Service-Learning) – vln – 2’

  • You Whisper, I Answer (2019) (commissioned for The Age of Robot exhibition) – fl, cl, vln, vc – 1’40”

  • Zephyrus (2019) – cl. duo & live electronics – 6’

  • My Shadow Was Talking To the Moon (2019) – pno – 8’

  • Dik dikkattikka dikkattikkattashaa (2019) – fl, cl, baritone sax, vln – 5’

  • Catch that Fallen Star (2019) – wind quintet – 2’50”

  • 彳• 亍 • 行 (Chik Chuk Hang) (2018/19) – chamber orchestra – 6’20”

  • Will-o’-the-wisps (2018/19) – cl. duo – 5’40”

  • The Shepherd (2018) – SATB – 7’

  • Orange First or Orange First? (Work in progress) – vc & pno

  • In That Far Off Land (2018) – Concertino for clarinet and mixed ensemble  – 11’ 

  • 永遇樂 • 彭城夜宿燕子樓 (Lyrics to the Melody of Forever in Happiness) (2018) – SSAA & pno – 3’

  • What Is The Colour Of Red? (2018) – vln & pno  – 4’15”

  • Make A Choice (2017/18) – saxophone quartet – 8’

  • How Lonesome the Wind Must Feel Nights (2017) – SATB – 3’45”

  • Traffic (2017) – oboe – 2’

  • How Slow the Wind (2017) – SATB, fl, crotale, marimba – 3’20”

  • Out of Focus (2017) – cl & live electronics – 4’45”

  • Walk Faster (2017) – cl, vla, vc, pno – 4’40”

  • In the Parallel Universe (2016/17) – mixed ensemble – 4’45”

  • Lost and Found (2016/17) – pno & tape – 4’30”

  • A Long Way to Go (2016) – tape –  3’05”

  • Cats in Wanderland (2016) – fl, cl, vln, vc – 2’

  • Night Thoughts (2015) – pno & tape – 3’15”

  • Night Walk (2015) – pno – 1’40”

  • Nightmare (2015) – pno – 1’